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    Inside our class textbook is a photograph of a Rube Goldberg machine. These types of machines are ones that are created to perform a relatively simple task in the most convoluted way, usually through chain reactions (or cause and effect). In this photograph, the task to be performed is to tug a light chain to turn a light bulb to light up. In order for this to happen, many things must occur, in specific order, first. This is much like life. A person wishes to go to college to study science and become a surgeon, yet they cannot simply walk into the university and sit in on classes. They must be accepted to the university and in order for that to happen, they must go through elementary and high school and also have very good grades. Studying…

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    Over the past few years the Greeks have affected the society by contributing primarily their advanced technology. Many of their advanced technology consisted of simple machines such as the lever, screw, cranes, and gears. These simple machines allowed the performance of work be held effortlessly. In my Rube Goldberg Machine we demonstrated the key aspects, of the ancient Greeks society by focusing on the five different components and representing their advanced technological accomplishments.…

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    Our Rube Goldberg machine used several physics concepts in order to complete its simple task, which was to turn on a Roomba. One of the most prominent physics concepts within our project was gravity and/or gravitational potential energy, which could be seen in places such as the inclined planes and the hammer swinging down. Gravity was the downward-pulling force that allowed the energy to be transferred from the top level, to the Roomba on the floor. The toppling rule was another major concept…

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    was a machine to do it for you? The purpose of a Rube Goldberg machine is to create a complicated system in order to complete a tiny, simple task. What is a Rube Goldberg machine you may ask? A Rube Goldberg machine is an over- engineered contraption that uses a chain reaction to accomplish simple tasks such as turning on the music, pouring a glass of water, etc. This specific Rube Goldberg machine’s task is to move the last piece on the chessboard to score checkmate by using the most…

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    Rube Goldberg and Beyond The objective of this essay is to ask a question that you would like to answer as part of the scholarship application. My question is “What is an example of a creative approach you took to accomplish a project you were assigned?” As a high school physics student in my junior year, I was placed on a team and tasked with building a Rube Goldberg machine that could move an object 20 feet. I started the process by watching several YouTube videos that demonstrated the…

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    When my team and me were working on the Rube Goldberg machine last Wednesday, I had a hard time perform my design from theoretical designing to an actual real machine. I wasn’t able to connect to some segments together because the car won’t hit the dominos and then pop the balloon. It took me 20 minutes to figure out my plan won’t actual work and I needed to consider another alternative. I was a little upset that my plan didn’t work as planned due to my poor problem solving…

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    there is, but I believe it's somewhere and I hope it's beautiful.” (Green 136after). This quote shows that Pudge is blind to what lies ahead but he knows that it is going to be something beautiful. Many things lead Pudge through his journey at culver creek. One of the driving forces of him tough, and something that continues to be an ongoing theme, is the unknown. He is always seeking something new, Pudge is very adventurous, naive, and impulsive. He is driven by his lust for both adventure,…

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    Rube Goldberg Project For this Rube Goldberg project I am going to explain how my machine worked. My simple task was to pop a balloon. The item we used to pop the balloon was a mousetrap. I am going to go step by step through how I created my Rube Goldberg machine. First, we started out with a ramp that we dropped the ball on. That was our potential energy. Next, we had a ball drop down a tub at approximately 180°. That was mechanical energy. After that, the ball went through an elbow and…

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    Rube Goldberg Early Life - Most well known for his cartoons that show overly extensive inventions to complete simple tasks, Rube Goldberg was born in San Francisco on July 4, 1883. Even a young age, he loved drawing and using his creativity. This “nonsense” was discouraged by his parents, who wanted him to be an engineer. Though he was only four, he was already developing his art skills by tracing pictures from the book History of the United States. His first professional drawing lesson was…

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    Students have been learning by leaps and bounds throughout February. Time flies when you’re having fun, and in a leap year! Whether its heart-pumping excitement at the fire department, investigating beyond your average brainteaser, rocking out in geology, or commemorating America by learning from its’ history, students are challenging their academic achievements. This month has been absolutely extraordinary, and we are happy to share with you a little about the wonderful activities your…

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