Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Matt's Individual Rube Goldberg

Individual Rube Goldberg:

1. Provide the computer drawing for your individual RG setup.

2. Explain your setup.

My circuit will be engaged by a simple switch. Ben should have something that physically pushes the switch. When the switch is closed, it will run a certain voltage value through a relay, which will be higher than the threshold voltage (6v). On the output end of the relay will be a motor that will spin and knock over some dominos. The dominos will trail towards a styrofoam ball. Once the ball is struck, it will fall down a track onto one end of a seesaw, lifting the other end. On the other end, there will be a thumbtack, which will rise and strike, hopefully popping, a balloon. The balloon explosion then should knock over the dominos of the person after me, engaging their circuit.

3. Provide photos of the circuit and setup.

4. Provide at least two videos of your setup in action, one being a failed attempt.

5. What failures did you have? How did you overcome them?


  1. Matt, setup is ok. Another video and issues faced section are missing. -4

  2. I like the several different stages of the project by using dominoes, a ball, a track and then the balloon to start nicks project.

  3. Don't forget the second video and picture! Otherwise well done. What program did you use for the schematic?

  4. Both of your setups look great. I like the lego car set up, and using the popping of a balloon to start the next circuit is very creative!

  5. Ben: I really like the fan idea to propel the car. The entire setup looks fun good job!
    Matt: Nice way to end your circuit I like the dominos being the middle man.