The Rube-a-Thon Contest®
A reboot of the traditional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, the Rube-A-Thon is a one-day, turn-key competition! Design, build and run your Rube Goldberg Machine at this fun, fast paced STEAM event.
Watch the action from our 2023 Build a Lunchables Rube-a-Thon!
How does a Rube-A-Thon Contest® work?
Students arrive at the competition site with nothing more than the will to compete and a great imagination! The Contest Host provides all the building materials, costumes, and task elements to create a working Rube Goldberg Machine that completes the national RGMC task for that year.
Teams will compete in three Divisions, each with a different set time and buildable footprint.
During this day-long event, the Rube-A-Thon will also have non-competitive activities for families and other spectators. This will include a makerspace with different arts and crafts activities in addition to mini-challenges.
2023 Task Sponsor is Lunchables
The national RGMC Task Sponsor for 2023 is Lunchables and students will compete to build a Lunchables!