A Rube Goldberg is a chain reaction consisting of simple machines that performs a simple task. So far I am enjoying the wonderful world of Rube Goldberg. My project is pretty fun to make and it took some time but in the end it was totally worth it. When creating my machine I used marbles as well as everything from bowling balls to catapults. When I built this machine I included levers pulleys wedges as well as inclined planes. The problem that we kept having was that the bowling ball was so heavy that it knocked over the garbage can. We fixed this by putting the can against the wall and filling the ramp with forty pounds of lead. Another problem was the marble was not triggering the super catapult. We fixed this catastrophe by realigning the marble track. When we were testing out the machine the main thing was the bowling ball could not be held in place by a basket so we switched it with a wedge made from old wood. This help by stopping the ball from completely destroying the whole Rube Goldberg. All in all the creation of the Rube Goldberg was sort of tedious but in the end the fruits of our labor were very good. So I encourage any of you to build a Rube Goldberg at home. Here is the video.
We in the online 5th grade class have come to the Rube Goldberg projects. I, personally, am not a big fan of Rube Goldberg but I think that I will enjoy this project. The objective is to pour milk in my cereal.
I have written down all of the materials I need but have yet to collect them. I will need some marbles. I will also require dominoes as well as pulleys. I will also need a small lever that I will role warble off of. I will then need to somehow get some milk and cereal. Then finally, I require a right angle inclined plane with a slant to it. this could fail in an immeasurable amount of times. but to understand why this ten step mechanism could fail you must observe the process yourself.
It will start with me releasing the sling so the marble can roll down a ramp into a long row of dominoes.the the dominoes will knock a second marble in to a balanced pulley there by lifting the back end so it lifts part of the lever which releases a car into a marble which then falls into a second balanced pulley which knocks the milk into the inclined planes so the milk slowly pours into the bowl of cereal. as you can see, that seems like a waste of time. but isn’t that what Rube Goldbergs are for?
I really hope that this machine does not result in the destruction of my whole house. But instead, In sort of a useful machine.