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'Because obscenely complicated machines are cool': St. Olaf Rube Goldberg team to demonstrate contest-winning machine Saturday
Submitted by David Gonnerman on Fri, 04/17/2009 - 1:32pm
Apr 18 2009 12:00 pm
Apr 18 2009 4:00 pm
The team of St. Olaf College students that recently won the national Rube Goldberg competition with a whimsical contraption that takes 239 steps to change a light bulb will be on public display at St. Olaf in Regents Hall Saturday, April 18. In the words of team adviser and St. Olaf Professor of Physics Jason Engbrecht, you'll want to see this "because obscenely complicated machines are cool."
The demonstration is free and open to the public. Come to campus via St. Olaf Ave. At the intersection at the bottom of the hill take the left-hand fork (south) that loops up past Old Main. The best place to park is in the lot south of Regents Hall (between Regents and Highway 19).
The team will run the machine every half hour between noon and 4 p.m.
Read and watch more about the team's accomplishment at stolaf.edu ...