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Rube Goldberg Projects

According to the English WikiPedia
: "A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered or overdone to perform a very simple task in a very complicated fashion, usually including a chain reaction."
Here are items on our "Rube Goldberg wish list." If you have these items laying around in your garage AND your parents don't want them / say it's OK to donate them to school, we'd love to have them:
  1. clear plastic tubes (with large enough diameter for a marble to roll down it)
  2. wooden train track
  3. Hot Wheels / Matchbox car plastic track
  4. 1 inline skate
  5. Pool balls (for billiards - not for a swimming pool)
  6. small steel balls (marble size)
  7. Funnels (large enough for a marble or small steel ball to roll through if possible)
  8. Wooden sawhorses
  9. Bowling Ball
  10. Small pails
  11. Tennis balls
  12. Metal guttering (CLEAN - something we can use as a 'track' for a rolling ball)
These are clever video examples of Rube Goldberg Projects.