Team # 414: Waupaca Star Wars TEAM PAGE

Waupaca High School
Waupaca , WI, United States

Host: WI Regional Contest hosted by STEM Forward
Friday, March 03, 2017
Setup Time: 7:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Brian Ruplinger
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Physics 2, Fluids, optics, magnetics and circuits.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Do or do not, there is no try - Master Yoda

Why we think we should win:
We have a great theme and have spent every minute we can developing and adding steps for our project.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Screw a light bulb in a socket.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
A 6ftx6ftx6ft cube with only the base and two walls so that you can see what's inside. These walls are filled with gadgets and gizmos of every size and flavors. Many Star Wars references were used to support our theme.

Our Step List

1. Phone falls into bucket
2. Bucket pulley pulls ball up
3. Ball hits ball ramp
4. Small ball is triggered and rolls down the ramp
5. Ball rolls through a twisty tube
6. Ball hit lever
7. Lever knocks ball down long tube
8. Ball travels down a ramp and hits a rocket off of it’s perch
9. Rocket shoots upward and hits a lever
10. The lever hits another lever
11. This lever drops a handful of balls into the plinko game
12. The balls fall through the plinko game and into cups underneath
13. The cups catch the balls and spin a wheel they’re attached to
14 . The spinning pulls a string attached to a long stick
15. The long stick pushes a car on a ramp
16. The car goes down the ramp and hits a small stick
17. The small stick triggers the next car
18. The car goes down a ramp and hits a ball at the end
19. The ball goes down a small track and hits a battering ram
20. The battering ram hits a lever
21. The lever knocks a ball down a small tube
22. The ball comes out of the tube and hits a wooden block
23. This block is connected to another. When the first block falls it makes another block fall
24. That block falling makes a third set of blocks fall
25. The third set of blocks falling makes a lever release a deathstar on a zipline
26. The death star goes down the zipline and hit a ball
27. The ball falls down a tube and hits a dowel
28. The dowel triggers another ball to fall into a funnel
29. The ball travels down a tube and hits a board
30. The board swings and hits a ball
31. The ball hits a lever
32. That lever hits a lever
33. That lever pushes a car down a ramp
34. The car knocks a weight off a platform
35. The rock pulls the bottom of a tube up
36. The tube dumps sand onto a scale
37. The other side of the scale goes up brings a car ramp up with it
38. The car goes and hits a lever
39. That lever hits another lever
40. That lever pulls a weight off of pedestal
41. The weight breaks a piece of track letting a roller coaster go down
42. The roller coaster hits a weight
43. The weight falls
44. Ther weight falling lets the large mallet swing down
45. The mallet hits a book
46. The book falls on a switch
47. The switch starts a motor
48. The motor pulls a paint roller
49. The paint roller applies the band-aid to Greedo’s face.

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos