The Amazing Web Page of Alexis . . . . .Great links on Science, Rube Goldberg, and other fun things!
Who is Rube Goldberg and how do you build a Rube Goldberg Machine?
The purpose of the 1999 National Rube Goldberg Contest at Purdue University was to "set a golf tee and tee up a golf ball" in twenty or more steps. The Purdue University team won with a "sports theme" machine of 54 steps that took 1,400 hours to build (and you thought your project was tough)! Go to the link for a picture of their machine and a list of all the steps.
Wondering who won the 1998 National Rube Goldberg Contest at Purdue University? This is the winner's page, including a (big) news video you can download and watch! U. of Texas are National 1998 Winners. Also, read the press release from Purdue University, detailing the winner's machines steps, along with info on the other contestents: Purdue Press Release.
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Here is a brand new page on Kinetic Art! It's all about marvelous, mechanical, moving machines! Is it art? Is it "Rube Goldberg"? You decide. You'll be glad you looked!
Some of the best places on robots, machines, and how things work. Great projects for kids!
Check out these Science Museums with great exhibits!
Read about the Magic School Bus including books, movies and tours!
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