Ross looks on at his Rube Goldberg machine which includes dominoes, a giant tennis ball, electric kettle and ramp.

Rube Goldberg

How did a cartoonist from California inspire a yearly competition to create the most complicated machine that carries out a super simple task? Join Ross as he explores who Rube Goldberg was and how his creativity and love of inventing has inspired many marvellous machines.

Discover how a series of chain reactions can be used to carry out tasks such as turning on lights or even flushing the toilet! Ross shows us how energy is vital to Rube Goldberg machines and what types of energy are most important.

Finally, get inspired to create your own mechanical masterpiece by watching Ross design and set off his very own spectacular Rube Goldberg machine.

This video was made with support from MathWorks.

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