Team # 1108: Whodunit TEAM PAGE

Mineola Middle School
Mineola, NY, United States

Put Money in a Piggy Bank
Host: Mineola Middle School
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 9:30 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Vince Interrante
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 6
Joseph Parrino - invitation signed.
Kyle Wen - invitation signed.
Jocelyn Zhou - invitation signed.
Toniann Guerreiro - invitation signed.
Gabriel Wasserman - invitation signed.
Nico Bernardes - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
We are studying design thinking. It is the process of visualizing a solution to a problem and making those solutions come true.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Follow that dream wherever that dream may lead." -Elvis Presley

Why we think we should win:
This is our last year making Rube Goldberg machines, and we have already made it this far. We think it would be great to win so we can end on a positive note.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Pour water into a glass

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

We have learned a lot about engineering and Rube Goldberg in our past couple of years, and it shows in our machine. This year, we were advised by Mr. Interrante to build the bulk of our machine on one or two mini-walls, improving our visual quality and assisting the theme of a murder mystery in a millionaire's mansion. Also on Mr. Interrante's advice, our machine jumps up and down through the use of stairs, pulleys, and strings. For maximum travel efficiency, all of our steps are bolted to the walls. We have also disguised many parts of our machine that serve other purposes as decoration. Our Rube Goldberg Machine has grown into a fantastic creation!

Our Step List

Step 1-Person drops steel ball.
Step 2- Steel ball rolls down ramp into cup
Step 3- Cup turns clock
Step 4- Clock spins and releases ball into pipe
Step 5- 2 balls fall into pulley
Step 6- Pully rises knocks ramp up
Step 7- Ramp releases steel ball into books
Step 8- Books fall and pull lever.
Step 9- Lever turns on Fan
Step 10- Fan knocks down domino
Step 11- Domino knocks into steel ball
Step 12- Steel Ball enters Pulley
Step 13- Pulley rises and hits knife board.
Step 14- Knife Board shakes and releases golf ball
Step 15- Golf Ball hits books
Step 16- Last book release magnifying glass
Step 17- Magnifying glass hits and releases golf ball down a ramp
Step 18- Ball activates pulley.
Step 19- Pulley knocks over DVDs
Step 20- DVD's pull out stick
Step 21- Stick release Tennis ball
Step 22- Tennis Ball hits zipline.
Step 23- Zipline releases measuring cups
Step 24- Measuring Cups pulls down dominoes
Step 25-Dominoes fall and hit coins
Step 26- Coins slide down ramp into piggy Bank

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