A LIVE build Rube Goldberg Machine....in a museum of all places??? This machine was genuinely built in front of a live audience, tested daily, and completed in only 89 build hours / 6.5 days over the course of the April school vacation, all with the "simple" task of donating to the museum! With a total of x10 LIVE performances, we're proud to report the machine had a 30% success rate!! The very first show (in front of our largest audience no less) went FLAWLESSLY...and that was only supposed to be a test run!
-For reference, the famous OkGO Machine only worked 4 times out of 84 attempts (or 4.7% success rate).
Sinking snakes, colliding planets, 250,000 volts of electricity, and even a genuine meteor make their way into this 200ft long epic contraption. Certainly one of the most unique Rube Goldberg machines I've ever created! The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has long been a hub for education, exploration, and inspiration, enriching the lives of countless visitors. By watching and sharing this video, you contribute to their incredible mission of fostering curiosity about the natural world and the cosmos. Join us on this incredible journey as we celebrate the power of innovation, engineering, and philanthropy.
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Machine Task: Make a donation to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Step Count: 87
Machine Build Type: One-Take Style - for the LIVE performances. With a total of x3 perfect runs over the course of x10, and only 1 intervention for most of the other runs, it was an incredibly successful event. Filmed in segments as amazing of a layout the museum offered, dodging kodiak bear claws whilst keeping up with the machine proved problematic.
Year Built: 2023
Additional Info: This machine featured an audience "participation" (hypnotization) portion whereby a volunteer sends a signal to the 2nd level of the museum, causing a cascade of over 400 balls to release. A human skull was briefly incorporated, however seeing as the museum was already haunted, we felt it best to not stir up any more spirits. The meteor seen near the end is a real 22 pound outer space rock! The machine itself was almost entirely impromptu style building, as I would dart about the museum basement storerooms collecting any an all unique objects I though would incorporate nicely.