The 2017 Mini-Rube Lacreole Middle School's DeSTEMber Challenge

DeSTEMber Challenge

A Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible. These works of engineering are made of everyday items, (mostly junk), and in the end complete the set challenge and make on-lookers laugh.

Our DeSTEMber Challenge is a variation of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest that is held each year. Our goal is to build excitement about making as kids learn through problem solving and working in teams.

This Year's Challenge, The Big Reveal!

A Very Simple Task in the Most Complex Way!

This year's Task: Turn on a Light

Our DeSTEMber challenge is designed to encourage creativity, teamwork and problem solving in a fun and competitive way. Get a team of makers (maximum of 3) and design your award winning contraption. The goal is to accomplish the task - turn on a light, that is it! All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a group of judges from the community and beyond.

Teams will be judged on creativity, humor and overall project design, see below for more details. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams, with the top team of makers earning their own 3D Pens! Special Judge's Awards will also be given to recognize important attributes.

Top Team will be awarded their own 3D Pens!

A Few Simple Rules (Constraints)

Parent encouragement is always appreciated! Please remember, this is a student competition, work needs to be done by student teams:)
Student teams can range from 2 to a maximum of 3 makers.

Use the Design Process

Research, Brainstorm, Design & Build, Test & Evaluate, Redesign and Share your Work

Last Year's Award Winners!

Resources can also be found in our Google Classroom: mceskbu

Good Luck and Think Big!

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