Turn Off A Light
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Savannah Strenke - invitation sent
Trent Keppen - invitation signed.
Morgan Mrdutt - invitation signed.
Casey Kahl - invitation signed.
Allison Wagner - invitation signed.
Morgan Maier - invitation sent
Dan Maier - invitation signed.
Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Yes, but did it work five times in a row?" Why we think we should win:
We have worked very hard, learned new skills, and think our machine is exciting. Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Make Hot Cocoa
An overly complex way to permanently turn off a light.
Our Step List
1 Student Turns on Speaker
2 Speaker Bounces Beans Down Ramp
3 Beans Falls onto pad, completing circuit
4 Circuit Turns on Motor
5 Motor Fires Nerf Gun
6 Nerf Dart Pops Balloon (Wedge)
7 Balloon releases Sand
8 Sand Pushes Lever
9 Lever Cuts String on Shopping Cart
10 Shopping Cart Slides down Zip Line (Inclined Plane)
11 Cart Snaps Mousetrap (Held Down with Screw)
12 Mousetrap Pulls Block Over
13 Block Releases Pin (Pulley)
14 Removed Pin Releases Mallet
15 Mallet hits Slinky
16 Slinky Steps Down Stairs to Bridge Electric Fence
17 Electric Fence Activates Motor
18 Motor Drops Pin
19 Removed Pin Releases Frying Pan
20 Frying Pan Knocks container of "Dynamite" over
21 Dynamite flips switch activating Conveyor (Wheel and Axle)
22 Conveyor belt drops metal strap
23 Metal strap Allows Power to Nichrome Wire
24 Nichrome Wire Cuts Rope
25 Cut Rope Drops Anvil
26 Anvil Turns Off Light
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 Verbal Presentation. This is your team’s chance to shine and be creative! We want to hear the story your machine tells, and understand how the steps represent the theme and key elements of your narrative. The Machine Introduction should not be a step-by-step explanation of how the steps work. This is where your personality, humor, and team spirit engages the audience and gets them excited to see your machine.
Our Machine Run Videos