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Rube Goldberg Soap Challenge

The granddaughter of Rube Goldberg, Jennifer George, has a fun new #STEM challenge for all us maker families right now! We all know how hand washing is of the utmost importance in this current global pandemic. The contest is to build a Rube Goldberg contraption machine that drops a bar of soap into someone’s hand. It’s open to everyone around the world and is something that your family can build together. (The wackier the better!) The three winning machines will be selected and each winning team will receive a Rube Goldberg Family Swag Bag.

Rube Goldberg Comic

Here are some of the details from the web site:

  1. Task: Drop a bar of soap into someone’s hand.
  2. Step Count: 10-20 Steps
  3.  Team Requirements: All ages, anyone in your family or quarantined group, no size limit
  4. Submission Requirements: Build and film a non-edited working run of your machine and introduce us to the people in your family group that helped build it. Make sure we can see all the steps. The larger the steps, the more visible they will be when filmed.

Submissions are being accepted from now until midnight May 30, 2020. The winners will be announced mid-June.

Watch the YouTube Video and head to to get all the detailed info to submit your video!

[via @NYTimes]

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