The Rube Goldberg Machine
Who was Rube Goldberg?
• A cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and
inventor
• He was a contemporary to a British cartoo...
How will it work?
• Work in team of three
• Design 20 interlinking features that will reveal a
message to end Year 8
• 2 p...
Your design
• You will need to source the equipment
• I can help with various features
• Construction day on Friday
• Test...
Today
• Create groups of 3
• Decide on order
• Create your Mahara page
• Research and plan your 2 machines
• Remember – th...
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The rube goldberg machine

  1. 1. The Rube Goldberg Machine
  2. 2. Who was Rube Goldberg? • A cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor • He was a contemporary to a British cartoonist called Heath Robinson • He was credited with inspiring MouseTrap, Incredibots and Little Big Planet • His ideas featured in an award winning car advertisement
  3. 3. How will it work? • Work in team of three • Design 20 interlinking features that will reveal a message to end Year 8 • 2 per group • You will need to focus on your “device” but you will have to consider the item before and after • The device has to be portable
  4. 4. Your design • You will need to source the equipment • I can help with various features • Construction day on Friday • Testing and making day next Friday
  5. 5. Today • Create groups of 3 • Decide on order • Create your Mahara page • Research and plan your 2 machines • Remember – the success of this project requires EVERYONE to contribute!

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