This is an unique opportunity to be part of world's largest virtual Rube Goldberg project. We welcome our engineers to join in teams and make it an interesting project for people to follow and participate. Use your imagination and don't forget to add animations. If this machine gets long and complex enough, we're planning on applying for a Guinness World Record for largest CAD project ever!
Our goal is to build largest Rube Goldberg machine with as many engineers participating as possible. There can be several team entries with different approaches and CAD softwares used. The charm about this machine is that it is never ending.
The Idea is that everyone adds their own mechanism to the machine. So download the files, build the next mechanism(s) and when you are done post the new files on GrabCAD. Remember to add a comment if you are working on the next mechanism so others don't start building it.
There has been one similar project in GrabCAD: Rube Goldberg Experiment
So team up with engineers in your office, engineers you went to school with, or engineers already on GrabCAD and let's make this a fun challenge! Build build build!
Thanks to Scott Bruins for the original idea and http://www.youdopia.com/2012/01/17/the-coolest-rube-goldberg-machine-ever-caution-french/ for the picture.
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Parts designed by different engineers must draw a Rube Goldberg effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine
Each team needs to have a project manager responsible for sorting out the work order
Each entry needs to come out with an animation
Goal is to build largest Rube Goldberg machine with as many parts as possible
The model view of engineer designing the first part of the mechanism will be platform for the whole project
It is highly recommended each team to have "sign up" sheet to understand who is doing what and in what order
Competition is open to everybody
Team entries are welcome
You can submit several designs
Each entry will be counted as part
Models can be done in any CAD software as long as a STEP or IGES files are also uploaded
Only models uploaded through this challenge page will participate in the challenge
Tag your model to "rubegoldberg"
Each member of a winning team chosen by our jury will get GrabCAD T-Shirt
All participants will get Rube Goldberg Badge
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