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The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Online®

2024 competition is closed! Compete online! Create, record, and submit a video of your machine. 2025 Task: Feed a Pet.

About the Online Competition

The Online Version of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is a virtual contest held annually where individuals or teams show off their creativity and ingenuity in the form of a Rube Goldberg Machine, submitted online! A STEAM competition for the 21st century that pits teams virtually against other teams to create a fantastical Rube Goldberg machine to solve a common, simple task, using little more than everyday objects lying about. The RGMC is truly where engineering and artistry become intertwined.

Learn more by downloading the Rule Book:

Live Stream Information

Instructional Videos for RGM build assistance can be found at: Zach's Contraptions. Live Q&A Sessions with the National Contest Director will occur on the following dates @ 7:00 pm (EST)

Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 3