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Create Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

A Rube Goldberg machine, named after the American cartoonist Rube Goldberg, is a chain-reaction machine that uses purposely overcomplicated methods to accomplish a simple task. You can make your own by creating a series of simple machines like ramps, levers and pulleys!

You will need:


  • Variety of household objects like cups, string, blocks, wood, foam
  • Ping-pong ball

Tools: (use with a grown-up’s permission)

  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue

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