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RGI is offering one copy of Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game to each teacher that registers for our 2014 International Online contest.
Rube Works is the first officially licensed Rube Goldberg game.
Share it with your class and build your own Rube Goldberg Machines on your iPad 2 or later, iPhone 4 or later, Android device (OS 4.0 or later), or Mac or Windows computer.
The winners of our International Online Rube Goldberg Machine Contest will take home littleBits PRIZES! CLICK HERE.
If you are an educator, please e-mail email@example.com to receive an additional 15% discount on all littleBits purchases.
The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an annual national competition that challenges teams of students from middle school to college age to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine.
This year’s competition task is: ZIP A ZIPPER!
Teams and their machines are judged on a range of criteria from complexity, machine flow, creativity, humor and story-telling -- along with the successful achievement of the task at hand.
Find a Contest Near you
High School and College: View the competition schedule
Middle School: Form a team and register
Attention All College and High School Teams.
Please download a current 2014 Rulebook that includes the following updates:
Team Chemistry (0 to 5 points)
Team Chemistry (0 to 5 points)
RUN - Task Completed (0 or 15)
McColl Center for Visual Art hosted the first Rube Goldberg Machine Contest in Charlotte. Lincoln Charter School claimed the first prize and won the chance to compete at Nationals. Providence Day placed second and Charlotte Country Day finished with a close third. The Middle School exposition was a real treat with students showcasing their machines, creativity and whimsy. McColl Center literally rocked and rolled with excitement filled with engaged students, friends, and family. Among the expert panel of judges was kinetic artist, Joseph Herscher (pictured above), who specializes in making comical chain reaction machines and was a Knight Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center for Visual Art.
Heal the Bay hosted LA’s inaugural Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on November 9 as part of their first-ever S.T.E.A.M. Machines event on the Santa Monica Pier. Teams from Santiago Canyon College, Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School, Malibu High School, King Drew Magnet High School and Washington Preparatory High School competed. Malibu High won first place and is now eligible to compete in the RGMC Nationals.
A smashing success with ~750 participants, the S.T.E.A.M. Machines event included a host of innovative activities for all ages. Beneath the Pier, visitors to our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium spent hours driving an underwater R.O.V. (remotely operated vehicle) thanks to Aquarium advisory board member Kurt Holland. Kurt financed, built and staffed the Aquarium’s ROV station vehicle during S.T.E.A.M. Machines. And finally, Dale Voelker of Digital Lava Graphic Designs created a Rube Goldberg-esque graphic of Heal the Bay’s successful efforts to ban plastic bags in the city of Los Angeles. The poster remains as a teaching tool in the Aquarium’s Green Room.
NSTA - The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest: Invention in the Classroom
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 205C
Join Jennifer George, Legacy Director of RGI and Rube's grand daughter and Dr. Shawn Jordan, RGI Education Director and Arizona State University professor, at NSTA National Conference on Sat, April 5, 11-12.
Mo Rocca and the 2013 College Nationals on CBS Sunday Morning.
The first officially licensed Rube Goldberg game, ‘Rube Works’ features Rube’s cartoons, contraptions, and irreverent humor and animates his iconic invention cartoons in a way never seen before.
CLICK HERE for all the info and to download the app.
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