Rube Goldberg Machines- Genius Hour project

Rube Goldberg Challenge from shillinberlin on Vimeo.

To complete our first year of Genius Hour, grade 6, 7 and 8 have set out to design and build Rube Goldberg Machines.

In the spirit of the World Cup, teams were drawn and participants had the challenge of inventing a name for their team and thinking up 100 ways to pop a balloon. My personal favourite was using a cactus!

“Design a Rube Goldberg Machine to pop a balloon”

After watching

They quickly got to work mapping out ideas.

Here are the criteria:

1. The machine pops a balloon

2. There are at least five steps

3. Set up time is between 10-15 minutes

There will be bonus points for the following:

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Rapid prototyping in action! Check out their progress so far:


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