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Purdue Rube Goldberg machine shatters Guinness world record, destroys planet

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University students shattered the Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine ever with a 244-step juggernaut that destroys the planet several times over before restoring hope by watering and growing a flower. The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers’ “Time Machine” traces world history from the Big Bang to an […]

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Joint engineering team wins Purdue Rube Goldberg contest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– A team from the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers on Saturday (Feb. 26) won the 29th annual Purdue Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest with a machine that traced the history of the world. The Rube Goldberg competition, sponsored by Phi Chapter of Theta Tau fraternity, […]

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2011 Rube Goldberg machines will water a plant

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– Watering a plant is a fairly simple task – until it’s done by a Rube Goldberg machine and requires at least 20 steps. This year’s challenge for the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is to water a plant. The contest, sponsored by Purdue University’s Phi Chapter of Theta Tau engineering fraternity, rewards […]

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Purdue Society of Professional Engineers wins regional Rube Goldberg contest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team from the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers on Saturday (Feb. 20) won the 28th annual Purdue Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest by focusing on the contest’s namesake. The PSPE team, which came in third in last year’s Purdue regional after winning it the previous four years, was anxious to […]

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Rube Goldberg contestants to pump hand sanitizer inefficiently

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Millions of people pump hand sanitizer every day, so how complicated can it be? The 2010 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University will have teams trying to make that task as complicated as humanly (and inhumanly) possible — each team must build a machine that will pump sanitizer into a […]

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Teams vie for brightest idea at regional Rube Goldberg contest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Changing a light bulb is a simple task, but how about completing that duty in 20 steps or more, or even designing a new kind of light source altogether? Those are the tasks that will challenge teams in this year’s regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 21 at Purdue University. […]

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