Congratulations are in order for two Triangle chapters for placing first in their schools' Rube Goldberg Competitions. South Dakota Mines won with their hammer theme (read the newscast here), and Univ. Cal Berkeley won with their Night at the Movies theme:
How difficult is it to hit a nail with a hammer? Well for School of Mines students, the goal is to make it as difficult as possible! The Rube Goldberg Challenge got underway on a Friday afternoon in February as students tried to make the most abstract, complicated machines to hit a nail with a hammer. New pledge Josh Baldvins explains the steps they took to create their machine.
Also, Congratulations to the Triangle Chapter at the University of California Berkeley for winning 1st place in their school's Rube Goldberg contest. Their entry was themed, "A Night at the Movies" and features actions/props from several recognizable movies. Senior Dylan Fox cal10 introduces the machine in the video.
The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is a contest in which college students build devices to complete a simple task in a minimum of twenty steps in the style of American cartoonist Rube Goldberg. It is sponsored by the Theta Tau Educational Foundation with financial support from several industrial sponsors which vary from year to year. Local contests are held at various universities throughout the United States, and local winners are eligible to compete in the national contest. The college national contest is administered by Phi Chapter of Theta Tau and held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.