Engineering Emporium was created by two Iowa State University students: Kathleen Bussan and Jeremy Swedberg. When they were kids they would make rube goldberg machines with everyday household items. They would often beg their parents for more parts for their intricate chain reaction machines. As adults they turned their childhood hobby into a business.
What is a Rube Goldberg Machine?
A Rube Goldberg machine is a mechanism made up of simple parts that work together in a chain reaction to accomplish a simple task at the end. They require creativity, ingenuity, and physics! Here is a popular example from YouTube! (with the consent of the creator)
Why should you get this STEM kit?
The engineering pathways kit demonstrate many different concepts of physics. We, mechanical engineering students at Iowa State University, engineered custom parts and wrote a booklet that work together to facilitate learning and guarantee a lot of fun! The booklet contains many lessons that build upon the parts included in the kit. This Engineering Pathways kit is perfect for introducing and reinforcing a basic understanding of physics as well as providing many hours of fun and creativity. Become passionate for STEM!
What's included in the kit?
Click here to go to the product page. All information you need can be found there including a list of everything included!
What are some examples Rube Goldberg Machines?
Pool Party Machine chain reaction video
Smash Subscribe Machine chain reaction machine
Trickshot tricks shot video
Line Rider abstract example
The Lucky Yellow Marble: marble through magnetic path
Self-Assembling Pixel Art: marble mechanism
Rube Goldberg Evolution: is good example of a step by step of setting up Rube Goldberg
Promote corporate team-building or enhance k-12 education through the best selling Engineering Pathways Kit. Learning by doing. Learning through Rube Goldberg Machines.