I’m so excited that now I have completed the building phase of my Rube Goldberg. The next step in our project is to begin to test our machine several times until it works. At first, I thought either building or testing would be my favorite part. Although, building was pretty fun.
Overall, my Rube Goldberg isn’t too complex. I wonder how many tests it’s going to take? Hmmm. Maybe 15-20? Well, I’ll have to see.
Now I have finished my tests! Testing took like forty five minutes for me. I thought testing was kind of stressful because every time it failed, you had to set the whole machine up agin. Plus, some parts of my machine would just not hold, so if I went past it to fix the dominoes, you would have to be very careful because sometimes it would fall. This part was towards the end of my machine, which was good because if it was in the beginning it would knock the whole thing down. My machine succeeded on the 31st test. A little off of what I had predicted.
Now I have completed my Rube Goldberg!! I think the idea of a Rube Goldberg is amazing and is super fun. Although, there can be many challenges, and sometimes it can cause frustration. This is what we had to do complete our assignment :
- Decide who you want to work with or decide to work alone
- Create a sketch
- Test (and take a video while testing)
- Write about your Rube Goldberg
For me, I think testing was the hardest. My favorite step was either to create a sketch because I like to draw, or to build because I really liked working with the materials and putting them together. Overall, this project was really fun, and I hope one day I can do it again.
Here are some videos that helped me out, inspired me, and gave me some ideas: