Wilson Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Online Contest:
Zip A Zipper
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Ms. Nichole Spencer
Team Members: 15
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Engineering Design Process

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
In ourselves our future lies and by our works we shall be known.

Why we think we should win:
We should win because we worked very hard in designing and building an original Disneyland themed design, that can successfully zip a zipper.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Take a "selfie" picture and send it via text.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

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Welcome to our machine: Rube return's from Disneyland "zipping a zipper" 2014 Challenge. Enjoy!

Our Step List

Step 1. A person will drop the marble into the top Ferris Wheel cup
Step 2. The Ferris wheel spins and taps a note card,
Step 3. The tapped note card will knock the marble down the ramp and into the Small World river.
Step 4. The marble will push a lever in the river, releasing a ball bearing down a ramp.
Step 5. The ball bearing will hit the dominoes.
Step 6. The dominoes will push a marble down through the tea cup tubes and fall into a pulley cup.
Step 7. The marble falls into a pulley cup, releasing the counter pulley to rise up, hitting a platform.
Step 8. The platform releases a ball bearing through the Space Mountain Tube,
Step 9. The ball bearing will exit the tube and hit a wood lever.
Step 10. The wood lever will release a bouncy ball which goes down the ramps,
Step 11. The bouncy ball hits the pool ball..
Step 12. The pool ball drops and pulls the attached luggage, zipping the zipper.

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2