Pour A Bowl of Cereal
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Setup Time:
8:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Luis Velasco - invitation signed.
Christopher Verdin - invitation signed.
Jose Salcedo - invitation signed.
Jesus Oviedo - invitation signed.
Victor Mendoza - invitation signed.
A long time ago , in a galaxy far far far away Jabba the Hut desires a bowl of cereal but no one in the galaxy has good enough cereal pouring skills. Jabba captured a group of Jedi and Sith to build him a contraption to pour him a bowl. The Jedi and Sith unite with the powers of pulleys, marbles, ramps, and robotics to accomplish the task, despite their limited time and their differences.
Our Step List
1. A golf ball drops down a slide and falls into a cup, the cup is attached to a pulley.
2. The cup drops and lifts the other end of the pulley.
3. Pulley removes block holding Marble A. Marble A is released.
4. Marble A hits PVC to release Marble B.
5. Both Marble A and B fall into Pulley A which then moves weight.
6. Weight then hits Car A releasing it.
7. Car A hits Ball A over edge to release it.
8. Ball A goes through tunnel to hit button on vex control.
9. Vex control button starts Vex robot.
10. Vex robot begins a pipe on its path to roll.
11. Pipe hits ramp and loosens Marble C.
12. Marble C rolls down ramp into a cup.
13. Cup swings Hammer B.
14. Hammer hits a ball that is attached to a pendulum.
15. Pendulum swings and hits Hammer C.
16. Hammer C swings down and hits Ball C.
17. Ball C rolls down pipe and turns on switch.
18. Switch turn on fan.
19. Fan blows Car B forward.
20. Car B hits Ball D into Pulley C.
21. Pulley C lifts the gate attached to it, releasing Car C.
22. Car C pushes Hammer C.
23. Hammer C hits Ball E.
24. Ball E activates Mousetrap.
25. Mousetrap moves balsa wood.
26. Balsa wood allows cereal to fall into bowl.
Our Close-ups: Photos
A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos