Rube Goldberg Machines: The Simple Complex
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If you have seen a machine where objects slide down ramps, collide with each other, roll, fall, and in the end perform the most ordinary task in a complex way, you have witnessed a Ruth Goldberg Machine in action. What is the origin and science of these machines? How has it evolved into a competitive engineering challenge? What lessons can building these whimsical machines teach the next generation of scientists? To find answers to these questions, explore the module. 

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