The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting a series of free workshops designed for primary school students in years 3-6 and their parents and carers. These hands on workshops will introduce participants to exciting concepts in a fun and educational way and provide many opportunities to have their questions answered about engineering, computing and technology.
Rube Goldberg machines are intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overcomplicated fashion. In this workshop, participants will use anything from pipes to LEGO blocks to help build a unique Rube Goldberg machine.
This workshop focuses on Systems Engineering and will encourage participants to think about how their own addition to the machine must complement the parts made by others, in order to successfully build a working machine. This workshop teaches team work, creative thinking and emphasis on testing the machine as you build it.