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  • Rube Goldberg device

    Freshmen Engineers Take Aim at Rube Goldberg Record to Kick Off Philadelphia Science Festival

    March 06, 2014

    A team of 45 Drexel University freshmen engineering students are creating a simple plan to break the world record for a most-elaborate machine. As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the students, with the support of The Franklin Institute, Dow Chemical and several local partner organizations are trying to take down a two-year-old Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine –a cartoonish device that uses multiple, often absurdly over-engineered reactions, to complete a simple task.

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