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Rube Goldberg MS (Oklahoma Only)


Participants design and build a contraption that accomplishes a simple task using multiple steps and all six simple machines to transfer energy and motion.

For examples, go to the official Rube Goldberg website:

2021-2022 Theme


There is no theme for this event.  The final solution is open-ended to maximize creativity.




Click here for the guidelines of this event.


Oklahoma Eligibility

Entries are limited to one (1) team of a minimum of three individuals.  Each team must have at least three (3) members and no more than 12 members. Only six (6) members may be in the building area at any one time.

State Competition Info

  • A document portfolio must be prepared prior to the conference and submitted at check-in.

  • Build time will be four hours. Final judging will begin at 1:00

  • Groups must bring and wear safety glasses

  • ​Each team must bring their own power strips and extension cords

  • Teams must bring their own materials

  • Teams must clean their area prior to final judging.


Careers Associated

  • Designer

  • Systems Analyst

Contact Information

The individuals listed below are familiar with this event and available to give guidance. Please email them if you have questions regarding this event.

Darin Messerli

Event Coordinator

Valerie McCauley

Event Manager

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