Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge
What is a Rube Goldberg Machine?
A Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated, and comical, way possible! The contest started in 1988 and is based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. Each year, a new challenge is determined and students’ scrounge for everyday items to put together their machines to tell a story, make you laugh, and complete the task!
Thank you for attending (either one or all three!) the 2019 Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge!
More than 400 students from a variety of Middle and High Schools’ throughout Southeastern Wisconsin competed with their machines in one of the three challenges held in 2019!
2019 First Place Regional Winner: Pius High School
This year's high school challenge is to "put money in a piggy bank" in 20 or more steps. The completed machine must fit in an overall space of 300 cubic feet and run for no more than 2 minutes.
The event is coordinated by the Milwaukee Area Engineering and Technology Partnership, which includes Waukesha County Technical College, STEM Forward, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Congratulations to the winners:
Rube Goldberg Middle School Challenge — WCTC
Congratulations to all of the teams that showed up and brought their engineering game to the Rube Goldberg Middle School challenge at WCTC. Here are the top placing teams:
1st Place: A Night in Paradise, Kiel Middle School
2nd Place: Banerners, Waukesha STEM Academy
3rd Place: Sweviet Onion, Kiel Middle School
4th Place: Snack Attack, North Middle School
5th Place: Candy Land, Waukesha STEM Academy
Most Innovative Step — Sponsored by The Society of Women Engineers: Zombie Apocalypse, Kiel Middle School
Best Construction — Sponsored by Milwaukee Area Technical College: Snack Attack, North Middle School
Rube Goldberg Middle School Challenge — MSOE
1st Place: Up 2 Snow Good, Forest Park Middle School
2nd Place: Team Rube-X, St. Charles Borromeo
3rd Place: X-Mas, Whitman Middle School
4th Place: Surprise, St. Charles Borromeo
5th Place: Oceans, Forest Park Middle School