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Rube Goldberg Machine Contest







Registration deadline extended to December 15, 2019. Click on the link below to register.

Going for Gold(berg)!

Saturday, January 11, 2020
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Fleet Science Center, in partnership with the San Diego Engineering Council, will host San Diego’s first-ever Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on January 11, 2020. 

The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is an event where high school students ages 14 to 18 showcase machines that they have imagined, designed and created to perform a simple task. This year’s task is to Turn off a light!

This fun competition will encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and on a level playing field. All one needs is a good imagination and a pile of junk!

The registration deadline is Friday, December 15, 2019.

Space is limited. Registration is $295* per team. 

First and second place winners at the Fleet will be eligible to participate in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals, which will be held Saturday, April 4, at the Lawrenceburg Event Center, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

The public will be able to see the contraptions during the January 11 competition, included with admission to the Fleet that day.

*A portion of the $395 team fee is underwritten thanks to the support of the San Diego County Engineering Council.


To find out more about the contest, go to: rubegoldberg.com

To register your team, go to: Live Team Registration

Learn a little about Rube Goldberg and see some crazy contractions here: www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/best-rube-goldberg-machines/


Special thanks to our contest partner the San Diego County Engineering Council.