09. Chain Reaction

Type of Challenge:

This is an Individual or Patrol Challenge.  Each member of your Patrol must complete this challenge and you must submit a video of each machine in action.

Resources Required:

  • Anything you have at your house
    • Planks of wood
    • Dominoes
    • Rope/ string/ ribbon
    • Balls/ Marbles/ tennis balls
    • Anything around you that can create momentum

Challenge Description:

A Rube Goldberg machine is a chain reaction-type machine or contraption intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. Usually, these machines consist of a series of simple unrelated devices; the action of each triggers the initiation of the next, eventually resulting in achieving a stated goal. For example, the final goal is to push a matchbox car into plastic bottle knocking it over.

The idea is to be creative.  You can build the machine as individuals but film it as a continuing chain reaction.

Evidence Submission:

To complete this challenge, you need to collect from each member, a video of the Rube Goldberg machine – either submit as one continuing challenge from member to member or individually.

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