Technology

Contest Info

  • Started: 4/12/2005 06:05
  • Ended: 4/14/2005 06:05
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 14
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Technology
Contest Directions: Invent an unnecessary machine, or create a mechanism that performs a function (either a useless function, or one that actually does something). Combine ordinary items, or use sprockets and wheels or anything else that will make your machine or process come alive.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/12/2005 06:05
    • Ended: 4/14/2005 06:05
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 14
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
14 pictures
  • Chain saw

    Chain saw
  • Gas and Go

    Gas and Go
  • Useless Machine

    Useless Machine
  • Useless checkers

    Useless checkers
  • Pedal Groomer

    Pedal Groomer
  • Sunshine

    Sunshine
  • Booger Picker

    Booger Picker
  • Smiling Machine

    Smiling Machine
  • python bush tv

    python bush tv
  • Make A Wish

    Make A Wish
14 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Students from Purdue University have won the national Rube Goldberg Matching Contest. The won the contest by proving that changing batteries in a flashlight may not be as simple as it might seem on first blush. The students from Purdue devised a truly complicated and utterly whimsical method of changing batteries in a flashlight. This marks the Universities third consecutive time to win the contest. The battery changing process devised by Perdue students took a whopping 125 steps, more than six times the minimum of 20 steps required in the event.