[Bloominglabs-announce] [Bloominglabs-members] Fwd: Rube Goldberg day at WonderLab
davidrbest at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 11:54:18 EDT 2012
I have always wanted to be involved in building a Rube Goldberg device.
Count me in!
On 6/4/2012 11:51 AM, Jenett Tillotson wrote:
> Wonderlab is having a Rube Goldberg event. See more information below.
> I'm happy to organize this if there is enough interest to build a
> link. Is anyone interested in being involved?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Staci Radford-Vincent* <staci at wonderlab.org
> <mailto:staci at wonderlab.org>>
> Date: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:16 AM
> Subject: Rube Goldberg day at WonderLab
> To: Jenett Tillotson <jtillots at gmail.com <mailto:jtillots at gmail.com>>
> Hi Jenett,
> This coming September 15th, we will be hosting our first Rube Goldberg
> event at WL. We are planning an event where individuals and groups
> construct their own Rube Goldberg device that will link in with others,
> creating a collaborative Rube Goldberg machine. I'm currently working on
> recruiting a handful of community groups who would be interested in
> their own component of the machine, and the first group that came to mind
> was BloomingLabs!
> Can you help me out with recruiting some people that are part of
> BloomingLabs who would be interested in committing to building
> something to
> be part of our event?
> Below are the guidelines we currently plan to use, but there may be
> details added in the next week or so.
> Current guidelines for building the individual components
> * Your "link in the chain" should be no more than 3 feet wide and
> fit on a table.
> * Your machine must begin and end by a string pull. Be sure that it
> takes no more force than the hanging weight of a golf ball to start your
> link, and that it ends by pulling a string with enough force to lift a
> ball several inches.
> * Your link must be repeatable (you may need to reset it).
> * Your machine needs to be safe. And, no spilling liquids, exploding
> volcanoes, foaming, bubbling, oozing chaos, live animals, etc.
> Let me know if you can help, and also if you have any other suggestions of
> groups who I can contact that might be interested.
> Staci Radford-Vincent
> Program and Outreach Manager
> WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology
> 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN, 47404
> (812)337-1337 ext. 18 <tel:%28812%29337-1337%20ext.%2018>
> "I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in
> his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before
> natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale."
> -Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)
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