Crazy Contraptions: Rube Goldberg Machines!!!!!

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Rube Goldberg Machines are AWESOME!!!

WAIT, you ask, what IS a Rube Goldberg Machine??? It’s “an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” REMEMBER my BREAKFAST MACHINE??!! THAT’s a RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE!!

HERE, LOOK!!!!!!

Here’s another great one!!! It’s by the band OK Go!!!

While you’re at it, check out this IMPOSSIBLE RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE by Zach King!!!!!

DID YOU KNOW….??

Every year, there is a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and student-led teams from around the world compete to build the most “elaborate and hilarious” Rube Goldberg Machine!! For 2015, the contest challenged the students to create a machine that will ERASE A CHALKBOARD. OOOOOoooooo!!!!!!!! The task has to be 20 steps or more!!

There were a lot of great entries in the 2015 contest, including a team of fifth and sixth graders from Willo-Hill Christian School in Ohio who won People’s Choice and First place in Division I online contest!!! It’s called D-Lish Diner!!! LOOK!!!!

Isn’t that COOL??!

Think you can make one?? ENTER next year’s contest!!!