Rube Goldberg Machine

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Rube Goldberg Machine

Your object here is to:

1. Take a simple task, and make it as complicated and as inefficient as possible. For
some examples of what a Rube Goldberg Machine is, and some historical
background, check out the following link
s
:

http://www.rube
-
goldberg.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh4zWeUDW
-
E&feature=related


2. However, in SPH3U
, you must do a
physics

Rube Goldberg Machine. Your project
must include elements from

at least 5 of the

6

major strands of physics covered in
this course:

a)

kinematics and dynamics

b)

gravitation and friction

c)

energy, work, heat and power

d)

vibrations and waves,

e)

electri
city and magnetism

3. Your machine must include a folder
-
bound written report including:

a) proposal (handed in prior to project) (marked out of 10)

b
) A title page including your name, your project title, the instructor’s name, the
date, the course code.

c
) A table of contents.

d
) A parts list for your machine.

e
) A statement of what your machine is supposed to do


e.g.


"turn on a light bulb".

f
) A neat, complete labelled diagram of your machine in its entirety, as well as fully
labelled diagrams of eac
h subsystem of the machine.

g
) A "play
-
by
-
play" detailing what actually happens during the operation of your
machine. Your play
-
by
-
play must describe the energy transformations as well
as

the specific strand(s) of physics involved at each step of your mac
hine.

(see
examplars)

h
) A detailed calculation of your machine’s efficiency.
See the
exemplars

f
or
details.

i
) A print
-
out of the
Rube Goldberg Machine Rubric

for marking purposes
.

4. General Guidelines:



For a one
-
person machine, aim for
at least

1
0 separate steps. In the case of
a two
-
person collaboration, aim for
at least

2
0 steps.



Use your imagination.



Your project must be ready to go at the beginning of class. If you need to
set it up before school to make this happen, Mr
s
.
Timmermans

can facilitate
this.



You have three tries to get your machine to work. Avoid using long chains of
dominoes, as they inevitably lead to frustration.