The National Finals for the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest are at COSI, in Columbus, Ohio 43215. The challenge is for participants to make a complicated machine to perform a simple task.
Our Founder and CEO of Autonomy Hub and Vice-president of Robotics Education for the Tesla Foundation was asked to speak at this year's finals.
"These incredibly talented innovators must be creative, problem solvers, communicators, work as a team, lead and, above all, demonstrate tenacity and perseverance. The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is a special event capturing the imagination of a renowned cartoonist and his infamous character, Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts."
This year, the tradition continues as participants are to complete the task of creating a machine made out of common everyday objects capable of applying a BAND-AID bandage. The overarching goal is to inspire students to develop the resiliency to achieve the task or goal at hand.
The contest has both live and online divisions for a variety of age groups, so students all over the world can compete. For the live version of the contest, students compete first in a local competition, working their way to the Finals at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio on March 24-26, 2017.
The complete blog post for this event is found HERE