The Kimberly High School Mechanical Design/Rube Goldberg team finished a great season by taking fourth place at the national competition. This year, the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest’s assigned task was to put money in a piggy bank. The KHS’ Super Mario Brothers themed machine accomplished this task in 75 unique steps.
The Kimberly team members were: Mackenzie Beck, Noah Eichstaedt, Luke Endries, Trevor Lamers, Emma Langenhuizen, Chase Robinson, Jared Schumerth, Xander Shampo, Sean Twomey and Alex Vander Pas. These students advanced to compete at nationals in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, after taking second place at STEM Forward’s Wisconsin Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.
Several members of the team described their favorite parts of the machine in this video http://bit.ly/khsrube.
To watch a video of their Super Mario Brothers themed machine in action, go to http://bit.ly/khsrubemach.