April 30

Rube Goldberg facts

Rube Goldberg was born in 1883 and lived till 1970. He was a Prize-winning cartoonist, who was mostly known for his zany inventions. Rube graduated and learned a degree in engineering, his first job at the San Francisco chronicle led to early success. Rube Goldberg is the only person put in a dictionary as an adjective. A Rube Goldberg Design is something with a goal of doing a simple task, but in order to achieve that, it needs to have heaps of complicated ways to getting to it. It’s estimated he did 50,000 cartoons in his lifetime!

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April 25

Rube Goldberg project (Practice)

Today in design we did a simple practice of the Rube Goldberg project we are going to do this term. A Rube Goldberg machine is were you make something complicated to do a simple thing. Our Goal was to get a piece of paper into the bin. We got split into a group of 3, my group worked on a simple design of a marble going through a small tube to hit a toy car, to hit dominos, which hit another marble to hit a piece of paper to go off and the counter and into the bin. It was quite a challenging experience, I learnt a lot from it like that dominos can be really hard to work with.