Team # 448: Tigers TEAM PAGE

Rialto Middle
Rialto, CA, United States

Host: San Bernardino County Division I - Ages 11-14 (Middle School)
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Setup Time: 7:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Rod Campbell
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are working on group collaboration skills. In addtion we have learned about basic machines and the transfer of energy and its directions. Working with PVC pipe, electrical currents, speed and mass. Every transfer required many of these things to make it work.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Do not keep repeating the steps that work..... work on steps that are not working.

Why we think we should win:
We worked hard on the task. This is our first time trying a Rube Goldberg. Our team came a long ways in developing our machine, changing task and looking at new ways to transfer energy using everyday objects.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Slice a peeled banana in half.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Applying a Band-As Future Engineers we see that The Earth has some problems. We want to make a statement in our invention. We want to target the problems and represent them in our contraption. The build up of discarded materials are one problem. We know recycling helps, yet not everyone does it. We have used almost all recycled materials in the building our machine. We start by using reusable Lego robots to hold and release go of an arm of a factory. The teeter totter arm then drops onto another recycled robot. Our Lego Box represents a Factory which we push for more control of emissions to the stack that releases a small emission marble. Why are we letting technology do some of the work? Clean operating robots replace many of the old labor intensive jobs. Those emissions released by the smoke stack are moved around and around to create energy. The next step represents our sustainable forest as it is toppled one tree at a time to power our vehicle but can be quickly re-planted. This process sends One vehicle that ends at the charging station while then another is powered by alternative energy of the wind. As we change our methods of power we can topple the many non renewable power plants. This ends with a Band-Aid applied to the world so it could be saved. We must remember that we only applied a Band-Aid we must continue to monitor our efforts. Recycle, use alternative energy and maximize our change as we reduce our carbon footprint on this Earth.

Our Step List

Applying a Band-Aid
1. Nerf bullet hits a trigger on robot number one
2. The robot releases the weight of a teeter totter
3. The teeter totter tips hitting the trigger on robot number 2
4. The robot pushes forward moving a Lego Building
5. The Lego box hit a PVC pipe stand holding a marble
6. The marble falls out into the marble madness
7. The marble falls out of marble madness and hits the Lego towers that create a domino effect
8. The last Lego Tower hits the hot wheel car
9. The car goes down the ramp and hits the block of wood
10. The Tipped wood block places penny on the brass switch completing the circuit for the batteries
11. The electrical current from the batteries start the fan
12. The fan blows the sail on the hot wheel car
13. The car rolls down the track
14. The car hits the plastic tower and tips it
15. The whiffle ball on the plastic can falls off
16. The whiffle ball swings and hits the earth
17. The earth rolls down a ramp over a Band-Aid
18. The Band-Aid attaches itself to the Earth

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos