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The Rube Goldberg/Unreal Engine 10-Pin Challenge

Create, record and submit a video of your Unreal Engine Rube Goldberg Machine accomplishing this year's task to KNOCK OVER 10 BOWLING PINS. 

About the Competition

The Rube Goldberg Institute, in partnership with Unreal Engine, announces the Rube Goldberg/Unreal Engine 10-pin challenge - a new interactive 3D competition that challenges student’s creative abilities and teaches them valuable team-building skills.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a chain reaction-type of contraption designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. The competition is simple: Knock over 10 bowling pins. Each submission must include: 12 transfers of motion; use each of the 6 (six) simple machines at least once; and finally knock over the bowling pins. Teams should have at least 4 team members and a mentor.

To help students begin their journey we’ve created The build a virtual Rube Goldberg Machine in Unreal Engine Learning Kit complete with lesson plans, project files and a student guide. As well as the learning kit we will be hosting a series of live sessions to guide competition participants and mentors through each of the learning activities in support of their quest to create a simple Rube Goldberg machine. Click here to join the livestreams! All live streams will start at 6pm EST. The competition will launch September 13, 2023 and run through November 30, 2023.

Livestreams will be posted below afterwards.

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