Team # 520: Uni High Rube Goldberg Team TEAM PAGE

University of Illinois Laboratory High School
Urbana, IL, United States

Host: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Friday, March 10, 2017
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Tim Stelzer
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 0

Jank City Construction

A crazy construction zone with two high rises--one being torn down, one being built up--and activity everywhere. Rodents have arrived, so traps are bountiful!

Our Step List

1. Ball activates rat trap
2. Rat trap flings ball
3. Ball activates switch tower
4. Switch tower pushes ball
5. Small ball pushes large ball
6. Large ball hits switch tower
7. Switch tower with wrecking ball activates mouse trap
8. Mouse trap pulls pin releasing ball
9. Ball activates rat trap
10. Rat trap opens blinds, pulls out pin releasing ball
11. Ball hits seesaw
12 seesaw knocks over bucket releasing marbles
13. Marbles activate rat trap
14. Rat trap releases ball down ramp
15. Ball triggers mouse trap
16. Mouse trap flings ball
17. Ball triggers rat trap
18. Rat trap launches marble
19. Marble hits paddle
20. Paddle releases ball
21. Ball hits platform triggering mouse trap
22. Mousetrap catapults ball to funnel
23. Ball activates mouse trap
24. Mouse trap activates jacobs ladder
25. Jacobs ladder cuts rope, releasing weight
26. Falling weight turns power on for train
27. Train hits gate releasing ball
28. Ball collides with larger ball
29. Larger ball turns switch on track to change path of train
30. Train falls into container
31. Falling container pulls on dowel, releasing ball in tower
32. Ball falls into scale, opening gate and releasing another ball
33. Ball triggers mousetrap
34. Mousetrap releases gate to blimp
35. Blimp flies into hinged wall, applying band-aid
36. Hinge wall displays band-aid

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos