Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg Machine

Nov 13, 2017 | Barnali Priyadarshini

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Spawn club of NIT Rourkela organized an exclusive and interesting exhibition on Rube Goldberg Machine during Innovision 2k17. Coordinated by Sriya Sainath and Gourav Samal, the event was organized at BM/BT entrance. The event was scheduled for 2 days, 4th and 5th of November. Scheduled to start at 9.30 am in the morning, the event was delayed by 3 hours and could be conducted only on the 5th of November as the club members faced difficulties in setting up the exhibition on 4th.

It consisted of 6 different set ups, which had 6 different varieties of Dominoe and each domino was interconnected to the next, therefore the whole setup was named as Goldberg Machine. A disturbance in one would lead to disturbance in the whole machine. The components of this project were so precisely connected and put into effect that it came out to be a huge success.

Goldberg machine is a deliberately complex contraption in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a domino effect in which activating one device triggers the next device in the sequence.This event consists of simple inter-related tasks where completion of one task activates the next task in the sequence. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor of such contraptions, Rube Goldberg. 

The count of visitors was not very high. This exhibition faced some glitches and failures. The club members were not provided with funds enough for conducting the event. Moreover, despite all preventions, the Spawn team came back on the second morning of the exhibit to find some of their equipments missing from its place. Despite all hurdles that rounded off the corner, the team came up with their project once again and displayed their model. 

SPAWN, founded in the year 2011, with a goal to create an environment of programming in NIT Rourkela by gathering people with skills in the fields of Security, Programming, Android, Web Design and Networking has successfully been doing the same and will continue to do so. Monday Morning wishes Spawn all the best for the future.

 

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