Rube Goldberg Machines is an overdone machine or device that performs a simple task in a complicated way. The expression is named after Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist and inventor.
We challenge you to produce your own Rube Goldberg machine.
The challenge is to produce a devices from ordinary stuff so that a marble or small ball can travel the greatest distance. Points will be awarded for best and most creative devices and how far your marble or ball travels.
Step 1: Watch the videos below. They will inspire you and give you great ideas for devices to create.
Step 2: Design and build your runways and devices.
Step 3: Make a video and upload it to youtube
Step 4:Submit your solution to this challenge – you can do this either to our Facebook account or to the JOTA-JOTI Log Book. Please provide a short description of your device, take a photo of your device and provide a link to youtube if you have uploaded a video of your device there.