Rube Goldberg: Watering A Plant The Hard Way

In this week’s print Newscripts column, I wrote about the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and the 2011 national winning team from the University of Wisconsin, Stout. Teams were asked this year to build a contraption that could water a plant in at least 20 steps in less than two minutes. If you’re unfamiliar with the competition or Rube Goldberg himself, perhaps you’ll remember “Mouse Trap,” the game now from Milton Bradley in which kids...

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