Team # 959: Waukee South Middle School TEAM PAGE

Waukee South Middle School
Waukee, Iowa, United States

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Karlee McKibban
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 7
Ben Finch - invitation signed.
Adhi Ajith - invitation signed.
Abhi Kayithi - invitation signed.
Sarang Kothari - invitation signed.
Miles Sierra - invitation signed.
Ben Howg - invitation signed.
Shashank Koneru - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
Mechanics, momentum & engineering.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that don't work." Thomas Edison

Why we think we should win:
We should win because we throughout this process we learned how to raise money, work in teams, learned simple engineering concepts, and developed a clever & unique way to start our machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Write hello on a piece of paper,

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our Rube Goldberg machine combines many aspects of engineering to pour a bowl of cereal. Our Rube Goldberg machine uses concepts like gravity, momentum, and inertia. Over the span of five weeks, we have not only fundraised the entry fee, but we also created a Rube Goldberg machine that uses cause and effect processes. We have placed an emphasis on using mainly recycled materials, like old shoe boxes and cardboard, along with toys that we no longer use.

Our Step List

1. Tell Alexa to turn on the hair dryer
2. Hair dryer turns on
3. Hair dyer pushes wood block
4. Wood block pushes marble
5. Marble travels down tube
6. Marble hits dominos
7. Domino trail releases crayon spinner
8. Crayon spinner hits 2nd domino track
9. 2nd domino track hits car
10. Car pushes golf ball
11. Golf ball hits cardboard box
12. Ball hits children's toy
13. Second ball goes down children's toy track
14. Ball hits train
15. Train hits car
16. Car pulls domino
17. Marbles fall
18. Marbles tilts cup
19. Marbles rolls through shoebox track
20. Marbles hit dominos
21. Dominos hit car
22. Car pulls open cereal container to pour cereal.

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 Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2