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Q & A: Rube Goldberg Machines

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Where can I find information about building a Rube Goldberg machine?
- Anonymous
A:

Great question! The most important thing to remember about building a Rube Goldberg Machine is to be creative! Here’s some links to people who can tell you more:

Check out the official webpage: https://www.rubegoldberg.com/. You can see some of the comics that gave people the idea to make them in the first place!

Argonne National Laboratory has a really big challenge every year: https://www.anl.gov/topic/rube-goldberg. Look through their page and you can find all sorts of good information and ideas.

Also, check out the Rube Works Game website. This is a computer game that’s based off of Rube Goldberg machines. It’s a lot of fun and may give you some ideas on what to do with yours. You can download a free demo of the game from this link.

Last but not least, the University of Illinois builds a Rube Goldberg machine every year for the Engineering Open House that’s held here: https://www.eohillinois.org/. You can check out some of the previous Rube Goldberg machines at https://www.rubegoldberg.com/hosts/engineering-open-house-urbana-2019/.

Good luck!

-Tamara


(published on 10/22/2007)

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