Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Family Division - All Ages
Karen Sem - invitation signed.
Rachel Blaydes - invitation signed.
Caterina Zientek - invitation signed.
Ivana Radovanovic - invitation signed.
Margot Menendez - invitation signed.
Julianne Mazzaro - invitation signed.
Julia Ostrowski - invitation signed.
Dayana Bosch - invitation sent
Derya Tansel - invitation signed.
Myra Kurosu Jalil - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
We are a team made up of different engineering students, all part of the Society of Women Engineers. Our majors include mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, material science, and biomedical. Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why we think we should win:
Because we had a great idea followed by excellent implementation and problem solving skills. We also incorporated both sides of the cereal enjoyment process, starting from the manufacturing to eating it in your dorm before classes. Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Crack an egg
Our machine takes you through the journey of cereal; from farming to enjoying it in your University of Florida dorm. The machine is split into 2 sides: a manufacturing one and a dorm one.
Our Step List
1. Three corn blocks are knocked down to trigger the movement of the marble.
2. The marble falls down and hits the wheel causing it to turn, which is filled with kernels.
3. Wheel turns to dump the kernels into the truck.
4. Once the truck begins moving, it pulls a string that is connected to a plank.
5. This enables the marbles to fall down a peg board and get sorted.
6. The “good” kernels fall into a box.
7. The box filled with kernels pushes the bottom lever up.
8. Once the bottom lever moves up, the top lever releases a rolling pin.
9. The rolling pin falls into the swinging sifter.
10. The movement of the swinging sifter pulls a string and causes the mixer to turn on.
11. While the mixer is on, it pulls a string attached to a piece of cardboard.
12. Once the piece of cardboard is removed, the cereal in the funnel falls into the cereal box.
13. A tilt sensor under the funnel causes the alarm clock to vibrate on the dorm side when it goes from being horizontal to vertical.
14. The tilt sensor activates the alarm clock and causes it to ring.
15. The vibration of the alarm clock causes the water bottle to fall off a ledge.
16. The falling of the water bottle pulls a string that simultaneously opens the curtains and pulls a clothespin from a string zipline.
17. The pulling of the clothespin causes a plastic alligator to fall down the zipline.
18. The alligator hits a seesaw at the bottom, depressing one side and lifting the other.
19. The seesaw hits a toy car, which flngs up and falls down from the “bed.”
20. A string attached to the toy car pulls a ruler from underneath a pencil box causing the box to fall down.
21. The pencil box falling pulls a towel from the rack.
22. The pulling of the towel pulls a lever which activates the hair dryer.
23. The air from the hair dryer pushes a roll of toilet paper off of the table
24. The toilet paper roll hits a marble.
25. At the bottom of the ramps, the marble hit a domino.
26. The domino falls into a cup with a switch at the bottom.
27. The switch activates the conveyor belt.
28. The full box of cereal travels the length of the belt and pours into the bowl.
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