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I. WHO WAS RUBE GOLDBERG?Ruben Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was a cofounder and first president of the National Cartoonists Society. One of the most famous cartoonists in history, he earned lasting fame for his “Rube Goldberg Machines” – devices that are exceedingly complex, but which perform very simple tasks in a very indirect and convoluted way.
II. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH US?Shortly, we will be studying the so-called “simple machines”. These include the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, screw, and wedge. As part of this study, you will design and build a Rube Goldberg Device. This will provide you with a means by which you can learn about the simple machines in a simple, creative and fun way.
III. SO, WHAT IS OUR MACHINE SUPPOSED TO DO?You may choose from the list of tasks below:
IV. OK, WHAT ARE THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS?