“Most of the other teams were made up of juniors and seniors who had been working together for several years,” said coach Zaccaro. “Although the team did not place this year, it is impressive to note that, unlike other teams, they used all recycled materials from their homes to build their machine.”
The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was created in the spirit of Rube Lucius Goldberg’s wacky illustrations. A Rube Goldberg machine is an overly complex contraption designed to accomplish a simple task. The best Rube Goldberg machines emulate their namesake — using a variety of everyday items in a whimsical way to create a series of chain-reaction steps to accomplish a simple task.