NCIA and LISP students participated in the Rube Goldberg contest in Loyal, WI on March 15, 2016. Who is Rube Goldberg? Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist and inventor known primarily for his illustrations of a machine performing a simple task in an overly complicated way. Born in 1883 and dying in 1970, there are estimated that he completed over 50,000 illustrations in his lifetime! What’s a Rube Goldberg Contest? The contestants are to have a machine built to perform a simple function in a minimum of 20 steps and complete the task in 20 minutes.
The contest this year took place in Loyal, WI and the “simple task” to overcomplicate was opening an umbrella. The students took home 4th and won two special awards: The Team Spirit Award, for the team with the best spirit and teamwork, and The Peer Award, an award chosen by each individual student in the competition on whose machine and presentation was the best!
To learn more about Rube Goldberg and his works, click the link: Rube Goldberg Official