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Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Challenge

Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Challenge – even if you don’t know them by name, you know the Rube Goldberg machines – unnecessarily complex machines built to solve simple problems.  The resulting fun machines are a great way to teach basic engineering and design concepts.  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Rube Goldberg Foundation is sponsoring a national challenge to get youth to design and build machines that require between 10 – 20 steps to drop a bar of soap into you hand.  

Click below for information about how you can enter this national competition and win prizes.  Also note that BSB will be providing prizes for Nebraska youth who enter a video of their project in this national challenge.  When you have filmed a short video of your Rube Goldberg machine, send it to so you can also be entered in a Nebraska-specific prize.