EventsTinker Tuesday: Rube Goldberg Contraptions

Tinker Tuesday: Rube Goldberg Contraptions

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Explore the physics of chain reactions as we build our own Rube Goldberg-style machines with everyday materials. The possibilities are endless!  Will Schar from The Works Museum will demonstrate simple techniques and help you come up with your own concept.

All registrants will be able to pick up a kit with supplies. The kit is a starter set but registrants will likely need to use items from home. Save your toilet paper and paper towels rolls, yogurt and fruit cups, and gather your dominoes, blocks, books, and race car tracks! You never know what might be useful in a Rube Goldberg machine!

You must register to receive a kit. Email with your preferred branch for kit pickup by Friday, May 14th. If we do not hear from you by May 14th, kits will need to be picked up at George Latimer Central Library during Library Express hours. We will email you when the kits are sent out.

Not sure what a Rube Goldberg machine is? Here's an example to inspire you! 

Rube Goldberg: The TRASH Machine - YouTube

This program will be online via Microsoft Teams. We will email you the link 24 hours before the program. Attendees will receive a recording of the event.

This activity is appropriate for families with school-aged children to do together. 

Tinker Tuesdays
Suitable for:
Maker, Arts & Crafts

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