Help build a wireless Rube Goldberg machine


For the third straight year, Minneapolis makers’ collective Studio Bricolage will hold a Rube Goldberg building event. (The video above shows last year’s machine.) But there’s a twist — the machine’s transitions will involve wireless, rather than mechanical technology!

The Studio Bricolage 3rd Annual causation machine build will focus upon wireless connections and mechanical devices. Start planning your piece of the machine today and bring it to the event.

Wireless, in our minds, means a remote controlling a VCR which pulls the tape which… or a cell phone which is called and vibrates down a slide which… or a motion detector which detects the bowling ball that rolled by which turns on a … or a Clapper (R) which hears a clap and turns on a … or a garage door clicker that makes the garage door opener start turning which …You get it. Use of sound and light get bonus points!

We will have some of these devices on hand but please scrounge some and make them run before hand. Honestly we don’t think there will be enough time to to put together a somewhat complicated machine like that.

The event will be held at Leonardo’s Basement on February 5th from 7-10pm. The fee is $10 per participant.

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