Rube Goldberg Project:
This project was all about create rube goldberg machines. We were put into groups of three and had to come up with a simple task for our machine to complete. We had to have at least 4 physics concepts that we learned throughout the project incorporated into our rube, and twelve steps had to be functional within our rube.
The task of our rube was to staple a paper. We used multiple concepts such as conservation of momentum, freefall, and efficiency. We had twelve steps that we worked really hard to get working to in the end staple a paper. We came across multiple problems during the creation such as making one step work that had trouble working, and the loss of one of our partners caused us to fall behind pretty hard so we had to grind to get it finished.
What hands on skills did you learn through working in your group? (construction, problem solving, collaboration, design, time management, etc...)During this project I learned construction, collaboration, problem solving, and time management.
What steps were most challenging to make work? (How did you troubleshoot or redesign) The most challenging step to work on was making the marble bounce into a pulley system. We went through a couple hours of our building time to fix and modify that step to make it work.
What was the hardest part of doing this project, how did you persevere?
The hardest part was either making the ball bounce or when one of our partners left because it put a lot of heat on us and made us rush to finish the analysis.
Personally what was your biggest contribution to the project?
My biggest contribution was constructing the rube and finishing the analysis.