Rube Goldberg: Defying Gravity (ST)

$15.00

In the tradition of the famous Rube Goldberg, you and your team must create a device that opposes gravity using at least two separate machines that handle the load in sequence to raise an object (or multiple objects) two meters off the ground.

Description

Car jack, forklift, pulley and dumbbell curl: there are lots of ways to hoist an object off the ground cleanly and efficiently. Not here! In the tradition of the famous Rube Goldberg, you and your team must engineer a device that opposes gravity using at least two separate machines that handle the load in sequence to raise an object (or multiple objects) two meters off the ground all while recording your progress in a documentary. The project begins with a very brief overview of the man himself – Rube Goldberg – and then documents your process for creating a scientifically complex machine…to accomplish the simplest of tasks.