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Purdue Sets World Record with Largest Rube Goldberg Machine

Congratulations to the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team. This weekend, the team broke its own world record for the Largest Functional Rube Goldberg Machine. The invention took only 300 steps to blow up and pop a balloon.

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The World’s Most Complicated Rube Goldberg Machine

It starts with the Big Bang, re-creates the extinction of the dinosaurs, holds a jousting competition, flips over an album, and simulates World War II, a shuttle launch, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and even the alleged apocalypse in 2012. In its precisely executed review of history, “The Time Machine,” a Rube Goldberg contraption built by members of the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, incorporates a record-breaking 244 steps—all to water a single flower.

See the full article on Popular Mechanics.