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The Avengers – MW Section

The Avengers


Harrison Luginbill-Ruder

Ernesto Cisneros

Catlin Atterperry

Brent Wilson 

  • We are wanting to build a projects that has a dancer that moves along with a moving stage
    • The function of our project was to entertain with a light show and a moving dancer
    • Our project spins one stage in one direction, spins the girl in the other direction, the lights will dazzle you for hours, or quite possibly scare small children 
    • Material
      • Foam Board 
      • 5 Batteries
      • Multi Colored Duct Tape
      • Bending metal
      • Wood Rods
      • Arduino
      • Bread Board
    • Most all of this project was built from materials that were provided in the classroom in addition to an Arduino that was already in the possession of Harrison and Ernesto 
    • The project did not need to be any specific size or weight overall, but we needed to make sure the motor would be able to spin the stage with minimal effort 
    • There were several power limitations when it came to the motors. We had to transition to motors that had transmissions so that we could get the necessary torque for everything to spin. We also needed to power eight LEDs in a series which we found to be impossible to run off of an Arduino   
    • Originally there were several concerns about parts flying off of the project but we were able to secure every part so there would be no risk of flying parts
    • Our project needs to be reliable enough to spin without it failing 
Team Dangerous – MW



Me Motor Project Specs!

Marble Accelerator/Gemini Ferris Wheels

Brought to you by Team Dangerous

Team Members:

Joe Davis IV

Tanner Black

Dalton Ediger

Paul Stoddard



Marble Accelerator –  (Dalton and Paul’s project)

Using a track made of foam with a coating of plaster, two “accelerators” made up of two motors, Popsicle sticks and four 9v batteries. Now our idea if worked out properly should allow a marble to run through our “accelerators” speeding up the marble, allowing it to travel around our circular track course. Now we’ve designed our track with elevated ends to keep marble within the course during its “lap” around the course. 

Gemini Ferris Wheels –  (Tanner and Joe’s project)

Basically building two “Ferris Wheel” contraptions made up of CD’s, Popsicle sticks, Two motors, and wood cylinders for the core of the wheels. Then applying a Trough like structure in the middle allowing the flow between both wheels. The concept of this project is to get a marble from a specific point into the first wheel, from there traveling across the trough being picking up the marble.

Combined Idea:

If both projects succeed the individual tests, we would like to combine both projects into one. The Gemini wheels will transport the marble to the track. 



- 6 Motors

- Multiple Popsicle sticks

- Lots of foam

- (X) amount of wood

- 4 CD’s 

- Hot Glue

- Two control switches


- Plaster

- Batteries 

-Misc smaller items



Gemini Wheels -

Height is 10 inches

Width is 4 inches 

Length 1 ft 

Wide base compared to the actual contraption.

Wheels are 3 by 3 inches. 


Marble Accelerator-

Height at most 6 inches

Width is 2 ft

Length is 3.5 ft 

Primary is a flat mechanism. With two accelerators that are about 3 inches wide by 7 inches long.


Overall our project had only two expenses, the marbles and the plaster which was approx. $10. 




Team Members

  • DJ Pabst
  • Jake Starkey
  • Reid Owens

Function of Jousting Cars

  • We placed a 9V motor and 2 9V batteries on each car with them facing each other on a track to keep alignment. With the motor connected to the rear axle, the cars take off to each other with wooden spears at the ready. With our targets placed slightly to the side of each car, our aim will hopefully remain true and each car will strike the target. This product is mostly for entertainment and hopefully could be brought to a larger scale.


  • 2 9V ME motors
  • 4 9V batteries
  • 2 Small blocks of wood
  • 4 wheel axles
  • 8 Plastic Wheels
  • 2 Small wooden spears (for jousting)
  • 2 plastics targets attached to the side of the car


  • RPM for 9V motor (without attachment): 4000 rpm
  • Speed of car:
  • Weight:
  • 4 Wheels on each car
  • 2 Spears for jousting




Group Name – MW

Team Members : Waleed ALobaidi, Casey Nightengale, Alex Mankins, and Colby Camp

We decided to go ahead and build a tank and we expect it to move and fire a projectile.  We hope it can roll 20 inches in 20 seconds and be able to fire an eraser. We also want to keep it less than 9 inches tall, 12 inches long, and 9 inches wide.  For this we used styrofoam for the body and helped with supports with straws. Then for the wheels we used some wheels we had gotten off some plastic cars and to power the body we are using two fans with cups attached to them like jet turbines. For the “cannon” we will use a motor and some wires attached to it. For the actually barrel we are using a small plastic tube that we already had. For this we will be using 3 batteries and our budget was minimal because of the class materials but we did buy plastic cars for the wheel. 

The Tranquility Troopers – MW

We decided to reflect upon the first project we did in class with the creation of fans, and here’s what we came up with:

For our Me Motor project, we are going to create a indoor user-friendly wind spinner display. It will have two fans powered by the motors and other accessible materials that will provide a steady flow of air so the actually wind spinner component (which we are purchasing) will do what it’s intended to do.. which is spin gracefully. We intend on mounting twin motor fans at a distance off a platform that will contain a mounted wind spinner so that the motor centers of the blades will be equal distance to the center of the spinner to maximize air flow. We will build a mount to suspend the spinner with ample room to move without obstruction.

5 measurable things our product should do are 1.) Size: approx. 24″ x 24″ 2.) Weight: between 5-25 lbs 3.) Speed: should be sufficient enough to spin the attraction (RPM) 4.) Cost: less than $20, to be divided among team members. We’re aiming for $20 at least.  5.) Reliability: Product should turn on every time the switch is turned to on position.

Class Provided – 2 motors, 2 9 volt batteries, 2 blocks of wood (inches not determined yet), Wire cutters, 2 battery connectors, 2 turbines (fans we will build with accessible materials), Dowel rods (amount not determined yet), 2 CDs, Index cards (durable), hot glue.
To be acquired on our own – Platform (wood based), Wind Spinner, Power on/off switch for motors, and some pretty extras (ribbons, etc.)  Other possible materials may be needed as building requires.

Safety concerns should be at a minimum due to construction material being used are only index cards. If original designs for fan blades do not generate desired air flow, some safety concerns should be taken from moving parts and a guard could be added.Power limitation will exist overtime, for now we’re looking at 2 9 volt batteries.

Group Members: Aisha Baig, Aaron Livengood, Tyler Huneycutt, Grant Bechtel


The Spider Pigs – MW Section

Our group is designing and building a tank that can travel through extremely rough obstacles. We will use a Robotic Tank Track Kit for with motors powering the tracks to spin. We will build a platform on top of the platforms using materials such as styrophome, glue, sharpie, and wood. We will also design and build an obstacle course for our tank to run over! The materials for the obstacle course will be cardboard, wood, wire, sharpie, and glue.
All Materials used:
-Track kit

The function of the tank: To be able to not only move, but to be able to move through tough obstacles for transportation of supplies.
The function of the obstacle: If the tank succeeds to make it through, then it should prove our point that the tank can travel through rough conditions.

Our budget was nearly free. We already had a track kit, and the rest of the material was found in class or at home.

Our tank will be a decently sized tank, the track kit is decently heavy. It needs to have a decent size because it needs to be able to run things over, but also not to big so the tank can actually move, and be able to go fast enough to get over bumps. It should weigh no more than three pounds.

Team Members: Kyle Shook, Alex Pierpoint, Hussain Abada, Levi Grove, Mohammed Alsaeed

Group Name – [MW or TR Section]

YouTube Preview ImageThe bumble bees – TR Section


Our team is building two different car prototypes. We will be racing them to see which car goes faster. The two cars are going to have two different propellers, but is going to be made out of the same materials.

  • Wood
  • Foam
  • Glue
  • Motor
  • Propellers
  • Battery

The function of our product is to see which type of propeller can make a car go faster

The five things are product should do are: 

  1. To move the car
  2. move the wheels
  3. The propellers should make the cars go faster
  4. To be aerodynamic
  5. to go straight

Our budget is like 10 dollars, we really dont have to buy that much except paint.

The project does not really have a specific weight or size, it just needs to be small/big enough for the propeller to not hit the floor and so it will push the car. The battery doesn’t have enough juice for our cars, so we have to get a different type of battery. The cars are pretty safe, just dont touch the propellers. Our cars need to be kind of reliable, they just need to drive.

Our team members are: Samantha Dockery, Sienna Jones, Chase Pote, and Imo Udoudo

HAT Team – TR Section

Team Members:





Function of Device:

- Drive in forward motion

- Have a Rube Goldberg type effect

- Drive far enough away to pull string and complete 2nd circuit


Device’s Operations:

- Car part drive away from propeller

- Complete circuit to begin spinning motion

- Propeller spins fast enough to leave base

- Earn a good grade

- Entertainment


Class Provided Materials:

- 2 wood blocks

- 2 ME Motors

- 2-4 9V Batteries

- 3 CDs

- 3 ¾ in dowels

- 1-4 Wire sets

- Hot Glue

- String

- Paperclips


Store Bought Materials:

- Propeller


Specifications of Product:

- Car: (5-8 inches long) (5-7 inches wide)

- Platform/Base with motor: (4-7 inches tall)


Description of what Device Does:

The device is a two-step device. It has a simple Rube Goldberg effect, because one thing triggers another. First the “car” will begin to pull away from the base with a string attached to its back end. Once the string becomes taught it will pull a paperclip to complete a second circuit, which will then start the motors to begin spinning. The speed of the propellers spin will then lift the propeller high enough off the base, and will in a sense “launch” creating an “Oh my God, that was so cool!” effect.


“The Dumpers” – TR Section

Team Members:

  • Brandon Witten
  • Evan Wessel
  • Mustafa Albagshi
  • Matt Gillian

Function of Device:

  • Drive in forward and reverse
  • Dump loads
  • Back get swivels 
  • Easy dumping

Dump truck’s Operations:

  • Drive Forward
  • Go in reverse for precise dumping
  • Lift bed
  • Tailgate on back swivels
  • Lower bed when empty
  • Save user dirty hands 
  • Reduce chances of dropping debris on floor
  • Entertainment
  • “Work”

Class Provided Materials:

  • Aluminum Stranding
  • Wood blocks X2
  • Motors
  • Switches
  • Batteries
  • Dole Rod

Store Bought Materials:

  • 1/4″ All Thread
  • Gorilla Glue
  • 1/4″ Washers X8
  • 1/4″ Nuts X6
  • Wood Sheeting 1/4″
  • 1 1/4″ X 3/4″ Wood 
  • Semi Truck Kit (for tires)
  • Black Tape
  • 4 Full Throttles

Functions Explained Better:

  • The motor will be hooked into the tire on the rear (maybe one on each side). This in turn will allow us to apply the same amount of power to both and get them to go. One thing we are thinking about is using a smaller power source for these if we can use both to in turn make the motors go slower so it’s manageable while driving.
  • We will also get this vehicle hooked up to go in reverse. To do this you just switch which way the current is going into the motor. So we will hook a switch up to the motors so we can reverse polarity right on the switchboard we design.
  • The bed will also be able to lift up. This way it is convenient to dump a load. Just simply flip a switch and your bed begins to raise!
  • The back tailgate will need to lift while the load is being dumped. To do this we hooked up a swivel to allow the gate to swing up as the bed is lowered. Also included is a pin in case a user wants to have no tailgate on they just have to pull the pin and it comes right out, vice versa to put it back on.
  • After you are done dumping your load, the bed will lower. You simply flip the switch the other way and it will go back down. The idea on this is the exact same as mentioned above on the reversing of the truck.
  • The use of this will reduce chances of dropping debris. Everyone hates having to get the broom or vacuum out to clean up a mess that never should of happened. Make those moments dissapear forever with the sold bed structure we have on our dump truck!
  • The best part of this device is its great for entertainment uses. The switches are easy enough that even a kid can play with one! Not that you will let them because you will be having to much fun yourself!
  • So let this dump truck do this miscellaneous jobs around your house today! Who wouldn’t want to have fun while at the same time working to keep their house in tip top condition.
Domination Station – TR Section

Specifications: Flip Car

Team Members: Andrew Blick, Jenny Pinkston, Connor Park, Kori DaCosta

The design of the flip car allows it to flip and continue to drive

The tires have to be durable enough to withstand being flipped 3 times

The axles have to be far apart enough to fit the diameter of the cd wheels

The length of the cars body allows it to flip


CD Wheels: 

4 cd wheels

Radius – 12 cm

Wooden Axles:

Length: 12cm

1cm from edge of board


-On/Off Switch


2 Batteries – 9v


Car Body:

Redwood – one block: light weight, durable

Length – 17.2 cm

Width – 8.25 cm

Height – 1.7 cm

2 Motors:

Rubber bands – 2

Connect the motors to the axles