Team # 820: Rube Goldberg Society at University of Illinois TEAM PAGE

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Champaign, IL, United States

Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Host: Purdue Engineering Student Council
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Setup Time: 6:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:00 AM
Live Division III - Ages 18+ (College)
Team Leader: David Sias
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 10
Angie Magnuson - invitation signed.
Angela Wiscons - invitation signed.
Joe Dobbins - invitation signed.
Ben Fields - invitation signed.
Jeeseok Seo - invitation signed.
Kush Patel - invitation signed.
Kaitlynn Doty - invitation signed.
Lucas Kreidl - invitation signed.
David Sias - invitation signed.
Cecily Negri - invitation sent

What we're studying:
Our team accepts students from all majors

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems."
-Scott Adams

Why we think we should win:
Our variety of steps are reflective of the diverse background of our team members. Each year, our steps become more complicated, while still maintaining the theme of our machine. Our machine this year will boast mechanical steps that are based on gravity, tension, fluids, torsion, and vacuum, chemical steps, electrical steps that include electrical arcing, magnetic steps, and more!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Open a delivered package

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Ahoy matey! So... ye want t' find the buried treasure? Well, it's all hands on deck as we set sail fer the Caribbean. Just a landlubber? Not a worry! Arrr machines for a broadside attack arrr sure t' feed the fishes with any Jack Tar who dare oppose us! Keep a weathered eye open fer the 'X' that mark the treasure!

Our Step List

1. Flag raises
2. Spoon knocks off ball
3. Ball opens Frisbee
4. Marble falls down chute
5. Dragon falls over
6. Dominoes fall over
7. Marble track
8. Funnel weighed down
9. Magnets pulled
10. Car drops
11. Card removed from tube
12. Marbles fall through tube
13. Marbles hit rotating gate
14. Gate knocks weight over
15. Weight pulls pin allowing gear and minute hand to fall
16. Gear hits dominoes and they all fall into a bucket
17. Bucket releases boomerang wire
18. Boomerang turns releasing parrot
19. Parrot unfurls mast
20. Mast drops knitting needle onto captain’s wheel
21. Wheel pulls paintbrush knocking over skeleton foot
22. Golf ball falls turning bottle
23. Vinegar mixes with baking soda
24. Gases expand balloon
25. Pulley falls off balloon
26. Releases watering can
27. Water pours through tube and turns wheel
28. Wheel flips switch
29. Fan turns on
30. Fan blows mast over
31. Mast releases door lock
32. Marbles roll out and into cup
33. Cup drops onto lever to hit cricket ball
34. Ball rolls and hits switch
35. Switch turns on centrifuge
36. Centrifuge causes mancala beads to fall through hole at the end of the ramp
37. Beads hit weights and fall into cup
38. Cup pulls pen
39. Anchor drops
40. Fork removed from lighthouse
41. Lighthouse unwinds
42. Mallet is pulled over
43. Mallet hits lever
44. Lever launches skull
45. Skull pulls sword
46. Sword hits cup
47. Soldiers fall out
48. Sailor jumps out of tree
49. Monkeys lift cannon
50. Cannon falls on switch
51. Switch turns on motor
52. Motor unlatches nail
53. Nail releases torsion spring boom
54. Boom hits barrel
55. Barrel drops marble
56. Marble falls into cup
57. Cup falls onto plate
58. Gallows circuit is connected
59. Pulls cup string
60. Blocks fall out
61. Blocks turn wheel
62. Rod attached to wheel pulls out of track
63. Golf ball rolls along bridge and falls along cargo net
64. Golf ball triggers mouse trap
65. Mouse trap launches cannon
66. Marble hits pivot
67. Pivot hits car
68. Car hits target
69. Target hits hammer
70. Hammer hits scissors
71. Scissors cut string
72. Milk jug pours white salt water
73. Salt water connects circuit
74. Gear box lifts treasure chest lid
75. Cereal pours out

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos