Team # 1120: Waupaca TEAM PAGE

Waupaca High School
Waupaca , Wisconsin, United States

Put Money in a Piggy Bank
Host: STEM Forward
Friday, March 01, 2019
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 9:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Brian Ruplinger
Team Members: 2
Invitations: 9
Adam Kennedy - invitation sent
Caleb Schuelke - invitation sent
Alex Thuerman - invitation signed.
Bailey Colden - invitation sent
Colby Nimmer - invitation sent
Jack Snider - invitation signed.
Grant Fass - invitation sent
Grace Henneman - invitation sent
Lillian Sommer - invitation sent

What we're studying:
We're students in Physics 2 at Waupaca High School.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Trample the weak, hurdle the dead." -Attila the Hun

Why we think we should win:
Our team has concocted a machine that we believe uses ample amounts of risk to impress the judges.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Take a cork out of a bottle.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine is supposed to resemble a piece of space junk. To do this, we have used a lot of things that could be considered junk, like half of a tire, and put it into a space-painted background.

Our Step List

1. Nerf Gun shoots balloon with nail dart.
2. Nail dart pops balloon.
3. Balloon releases golf ball.
4. Golf ball pulls switch.
5. Switch turns on train.
6. Train hits marble into track.
7. Marble activates mousetrap.
8. Mousetrap flips switch.
9. Switch turns on motor.
10. Motor pulls board.
11. Board drops lead ball.
12. Lead ball drops and knocks over board.
13. Board pulls Jenga blocks from ramp.
14. Jenga blocks release metal balls.
15. Metal balls knock over board.
16. Board tips, dropping marbles out of tube into tin can.
17. Tin can activates pressure plate.
18. Pressure plate turns on drill.
19. Drill pulls up car.
20. Car releases marbles.
21. Marbles activate mousetrap.
22. Mousetrap pulls Jenga block.
23. Jenga block pushes battering ram.
24.Battering ram pops balloon.
25. Balloon releases marbles.
26.Marble activate mousetrap.
27. Mousetrap triggers mousetrap.
28. Mousetrap lifts tube.
29. Marbles activate mousetrap.
30. Mousetrap shoots Nerf Gun.
31. Nail dart pops balloon.
32. Balloon lowers tube, releasing marbles
33. Marbles go through Plinko.
34. Marbles land in bucket, which pulls the pulley.
35. Pulley pulls coin up through piggy bank.

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos