Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rube Goldberg creativity

Our young teens have discovered Rube Goldberg!
Not only are his illustrations funny and timeless, but it is more challenging than it looks and I am convinced that learning how things work together mechanically is a big plus in the Maker World.
This kind of making doesn't have to cost much. You can pull found object from an amazing array of places. The 2 metal pulleys cost a total of $5 at our local hardware store in the clothesline section. We always need to put it all away so another program can use our room. That's where a screen really comes in handy.


Casey and Peter send a marble down to hit a whiffle ball which
drops the cup, sending the counter weight up the pulley.....
Here are some shots of our teens experimenting with pulleys, levers, chain reactions...











Check out the Rube Goldberg app you can purchase from your app store:


Robert and Stephen experiment with
a fan, a feather, and an inflatable globe....



              

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