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Lego Design: Rube Goldberg Machine
Built by 3rd & 4th graders in summer school class. We actually got it to work... twice!
About this creation
A few shots of the whole machine:
















But here's the payoff...



This was our second successful attempt, this time at a lower angle:






How the machine works:


1. Large sphere rolls down ramp




2. Crashes into bowling pins




3. Pins jostle gear track




4. Spinning wheel is dislodged




5. Spinning wheel rolls down gear track




6. Spinning wheel crashes through support, dropping tire-gate




7. Gate drops, balls fall down plinko board




8. Balls hit yellow dominoes




9. Yellow dominoes go up stairs and knock off tan ball




10. Tan ball falls in see-saw




11. The other end of the see-saw hits tan shelf




12. Tan shelf hits dark blue ball on track, which hits red ball




13. Red ball hits black ball




14. All three balls hit demon's tongue




15. Demon's tongue starts dominoes




16. Dominoes go up stairs




17. Dominoes start another dark blue ball




18. Dark blue ball goes down track




19. Dark blue ball dislodges support holding red car




20. Red car goes down ramp




21. Red car crashes into red Angry Bird




22. Angry Bird hits big wall




23. Big wall falls on pig!









Comments

Dave Kaleta
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White Knight
  June 25, 2012
Domino Magic !!>.....well done
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  December 22, 2011
thats epic dude just asking though is their a vid for this cause if so and they were those two pics they were both white for me is teir something i got to click?
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  December 12, 2011
How did I miss this? Reminds me of a video we watched back in high school called 'The Domino Effect'. Had all sorts of things such as off weighted tires rolling up hills. I wonder if that could be done with Lego tires... ~Thoy
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  December 4, 2011
Wow, that's awesome and genius. It's cool to watch and nice use of physics :)
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  November 2, 2011
Awesome!
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  October 17, 2011
This is not what you call 'amazing,' this is the definition of 'amazing!' Reminds me some of the great ball contraption they have every year at the local LEGO Con. Except this one has more then just balls, it has dominos, and cars, and pigs! Great Job!
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  October 17, 2011
Quoting Quad ????? WOAH! I love all the dominoes! This should becom MOTD one day.
I Knew It! ...Sort of scary if you think about it...
  October 17, 2011
pretty cool creation
  October 17, 2011
pretty cool creation
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  October 17, 2011
Poor pig! That's so cool!
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  October 17, 2011
like the angry birds part. can you check out my angry birds.
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  October 17, 2011
wow! this is amazing! How long did this take you?
  October 17, 2011
WOW!!! GOSH... DID YOU WORK ON THIS? THIS IS AWESOME!
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  October 17, 2011
Why can't my teachers be like you? Awesome creation, the video's great!
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  October 17, 2011
this thing is pretty cool, i love rube goldberg machines, but one made out of lego is extra cool.
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  October 17, 2011
Why didn't I ever get to do this sort of stuff in school!? And I was homeschooled too! I think I've been cheated out of my child-hood fun:) A well-deserved MOTD, Mr. Kaleta!
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  October 17, 2011
One of the best MOTDs ever! Well deserved! ,Shadow
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  October 17, 2011
JAW HITS FLOOR.
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  October 17, 2011
Fantastic and original. This looks like so much fun. Congrats on MOTD, well deserved!
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  October 17, 2011
WOW! Super idea and I love the angry birds. :D
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  October 16, 2011
i liek it
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  October 3, 2011
Wow never noticed the angry birds before the last pic.
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  September 15, 2011
That's great!
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  September 4, 2011
huh lol i love angry birds
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  September 4, 2011
This is awesome.
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  September 4, 2011
So fun.
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  August 28, 2011
WOAH! I love all the dominoes! This should becom MOTD one day.
Dave Kaleta
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Darth Lowe (On Holiday :D )
  July 29, 2011
Wow, this is great!!!!! :D
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  July 27, 2011
Ha ha...you can see the kids jumping up and down in the video!
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  July 27, 2011
this is awesome! very clever idea, and very well made!
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  July 27, 2011
So AWESOME! Make sure this gets into the Lego in Education group, if it's not there already. Teaching question: How did you organize this? Did you build portions of it? Did you assign students parts? Brainstorm ideas? I'd love to know more about how you orchestrated this masterpiece.
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  July 27, 2011
Wow...
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  July 27, 2011
Thanks for sharing this with us! Oh, and remind me to bring back this category in the MocOs this year. Great group of kids you have there! ~ Chris.
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  July 26, 2011
You have quite the awesome class there Dave! So great to see their creations....thanks for sharing with us!
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  July 26, 2011
Nice work, and so creative!
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  July 26, 2011
Great job!
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  July 25, 2011
Man, I sure wish I had classes like this when I was a kid! I might not have turned out the disfunctional, maladjusted freak I am today...er, anyway, this is absolute genious and I can tell was a lot of fun for the kids!
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  July 25, 2011
Well done Bats, I think the most telling thing for me watching the first video is just seeing the feet of one of your students hopping up and done like mad at the completion of the action - I know from my own 4-year old that is a sure sign of enjoyment and excitement. Great stuff.
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  July 25, 2011
Woo-hoo! Your Lego design classes are always a treat and this one is no exception. Well done you and the kids!
Dave Kaleta
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Mark Eckerson
  July 24, 2011
KILL THE PIG!!!!! JK great job on the balls I have never made those.
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  July 24, 2011
wow, this is absolutely awesome. seeing mocs like this always brightens my day. amazing job man, keep up the work.
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  July 24, 2011
AWESOME
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  July 24, 2011
Superb!
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  July 24, 2011
cool that's very good you should see ok go's music vid for this too shall pass they have a massive Rube Goldberg Machine and one part of it uses Lego + song is good too. link if you want to check it out. http://youtu.be/qybUFnY7Y8w
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  July 24, 2011
Die evil piggy!
Dave Kaleta
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AA (Noname)
  July 23, 2011
Cool "machine"! It looks really fun to build.
Dave Kaleta
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Jake *Bubble*
  July 23, 2011
Ha! I laughed when I saw the pig, this looks really fun to build. Maybe il try something like that sometime. Great job!!
Dave Kaleta
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Nathaniel Bott
  July 23, 2011
WHOA! That is amazing! And how well it worked, amazing! great Job!
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  July 23, 2011
AWESOME!!! Wait, what about the third time?
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  July 23, 2011
Hehe...kill the pig.
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  July 23, 2011
Brilliant! Great work on this. Destroy!
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  July 23, 2011
Very well done! >Eric
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  July 23, 2011
They had me at Plinko board. =)~H
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  July 23, 2011
cool one here! Reminds me of that old game mouse trap!
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  July 23, 2011
Let me tell you something, Detective. Last Saturday I visited my old school (40th anniversary of the school building). Many of my old teachers were there and I used the chance to thank some of them. They were an important part of my youth, they helped making me the one I am today and I'm glad they did. I'm sure, somewhere in the future, if Bane doesn't get you first, some of your students will thank you.
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  July 23, 2011
only one thing to say. BRILLIANT!!!!!
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  July 23, 2011
I love Rube Goldberg devices of any kind, and if they're Lego, then I love them more. My complements to your students.
 
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