Team # 943: University of Texas ASME - The Goldberg Suites TEAM PAGE

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, United States

Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Host: Division III Direct to Finals
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 12:00 PM
Live Division III - Ages 18+ (College)
Team Leader: Tanek Ballachanda
Team Members: 3
Invitations: 6
Anmol Mathur - invitation sent
Jason Nguyen - invitation sent
David Floris - invitation sent
Teresa Saldana - invitation signed.
Hunter Sheuerman - invitation signed.
Tanek Ballachanda - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
We're all Mechanical Engineers!

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Hi doggy."
-Tommy Wiseau, The Room

Why we think we should win:
We have all worked super hard on this machine, and we have even made a Rube Machine professionally for a commercial!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Turn on a Lightbulb

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Welcome to the Goldberg Suites the premier CRAAAZY HOTEL this side of the country! Have a nice, unrelaxing stay in Candyland: The Presidential Sweet, or in the Medieval Room, or even in the mysterious Magic Room! The adventures never end at the Goldberg Suites! Complementary continental cereal breakfast

Our Step List

1.Press Bell
2.Bell lifts ramp
3.Ball rolls down ramp and into chute
4.Ball lands on mousetrap
5.Mousetrap pulls wood weight off platform
6.Wood weight drops and pulls up elevator
7.Golf Ball rolls out of elevator and into dominos
8.Dominos fall, the last one landing on a mousetrap
9.Mousetrap pulls support away from hammer
10.Hammer falls, lands on gumball machine
11.Gumball machine dispenses marble
12.Marble Rolls down track, sets off mousetrap
13.Mousetrap fires Ballista
14.Ballista knocks action figure down chute
15.Action figure lands on seesaw
16.Seesaw lifts car
17.Car rolls and hits popsicle stick
18.Popsicle stick knocks ball bearing off stand
19.Ball bearing conducts between two rods, starting motor
20.Motor pulls string
21.String unwinds gears
22.Gears drop marble onto mousetrap
23.Mousetrap completes circuit, setting off card shuffler
24.Card Shuffler dispenses cards into box, setting off pulley system
25.Pulley System drops cup onto photoresistors
26.Lack of light to photoresistors breaks electromagnet circuit
27.Ball released by electromagnet dislodges marble
28.Marble falls into cup
29.Extra weight in cup sets off catapult
30.Catapult hits and pushes battering ram
31.Battering ram hits mousetrap
32.Mousetrap pulls wedge away from water bottles
33.Water bottles roll onto elevator, weighing it down
34.Elevator lifts wood counterweight
35.Counterweight releases spiked rod
36.Spiked Rod pops balloon
37.String is released by balloon, dropping wine bottle
38.Wine bottle pulls on RC car remote
39.RC car drives, pulling string and knocking down pvc ball holder
40.Ball rolls into dominos
41.Dominos set off mousetrap
42.Mousetrap twists pvc rod
43.Pvc twist releases lamp hinge
44.Lamp hinge knocks over cereal box, allowing it to pour

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos