Hello and welcome to Andrew’s Articles! Today I am going to be talking about The Ending of our Rube Goldberg Machine.
The ending will feature dominoes putting momentum towards a marble, which will travel down a tube, also a (pipe). The pipe / tube will complete the contraption. Well almost, It will directly put the marble into a plastic cup which will be waiting at the bottom to receive the marble. That is the actual ending.
We didn’t really come up with a very complicated ending, we wanted to make sure things were kept simple. The ending might change, but this is our current plan. We are very satisfied with what we managed to complete.
Now for the video. We have to create a detailed video to show to our class and teacher as the Rube Goldberg assignment. We have to create a video explaining the design process, and how we worked in partnerships, what methods we used when our machine failed, because we can’t bring the contraption into class.
The video will explain all about the contraption, the task, trial and error (if occurred) and the steps of our machine, leading up to the task which it is supposed to complete.
The video has a limit of 5 minutes. We have a lot of work done of it so far. So far, our video is 2 minutes and thirty seconds, and we’re trying to make it at least four minutes maximum, so we still have a lot of work to do. 5 minutes tops, as you can see, we have very high expectations in our project.
Our video also includes video clips from our machine tests, fails, and accomplishments, and we have captions that explain what’s happening in the video.
In the beginning, we added in pictures of our sketch and a few pictures from the first stages. Lots of captions and especially lines of writing to tell about all of the captions we put in.
Also in the video, we explained just how if one step didn’t work, the whole contraption wouldn’t work. This is because Rube Goldberg machines is corresponding to ” Chain Reaction ” and ” Simple Machine “. A chain reaction and Simple Machine is basically, one thing does something to another thing, which does something to another thing, which completes the task that the Rube Goldberg machine is supposed to complete.
We only included the clearest video clips, the ones that had detail to the contraption working and not working. Only the ones that demonstrated the exact clips in precise ways.
That’s it for this post folks!