Rube Goldberg #3 – Planning at Hana’s

A day after our first meet, we met again because it had snowed so much the day before, that our school gave us another day off. This time we went to Hana’s house so we could actually start the sketch.

The day before we had made a list of materials we wanted to use for our machine. Each of us brought some of the materials over. We looked at our materials, and thought about how we wanted to start it, how to end it, how many steps to include, and so on. While we were brainstorming the simple task that would end our machine, we thought up a lot of things it could end with, but we couldn’t all agree on one. So, we decided to leave that for later, to not waste too much time.

It was kind of weird that we started to build our project before we started the sketch, but that’s what we did. We did it because we didn’t know how we wanted to start it or end it, so we couldn’t draw something because it might be drawn in the wrong spot once we develop our plan.

When we left that day, we had succeeded in building a wooden marble track.

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