Intro to Engineering: Project 2nd to 3rd Quarter
a Rube Goldberg Machine in no fewer than 18 steps as a class with each
individual contributing at least three steps to the machine.
designed steps and machine building must be safe and approved by Ms. P
(aka- no flame throwers, acids, potato guns, etc.)
individual must submit a written description and sketch for the design
for each of their three steps that will be compiled in a group report.
- Not all three steps designed by an individual can be continuous (at least one must occur separate from the other two)
- Work done must be logged weekly as a research group using the group log.
A. Dispense the correct amount of hand sanitzer (2010 Machine Contest)!
B. Turn a page of a book.
C. Staple two pieces of paper
D. Type "Hello"aka a short message on a cell phone or computer key board
E. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THE CLASS MACHINE TO DO?
To start your research on Rube Goldberg, Simple Machines, and Work and Energy Concepts:
Video of a Cool Rube Goldberg Machine
Basic Information on Rube Goldberg, his Machines, and the Contest
Information on Simple Machines and Mechanical Advantage
Work, Energy, and Power Concepts
Target Finish Date for Presentation- March 5th (short-term deadlines will be posted in class)