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Homeschoolers: Build a Better Mousetrap, Win $1,000

Homeschoolers: Build a Better Mousetrap, Win $1,000!

The City of Philadelphia will be hosting a Rube Goldberg Machine contest at Drexel University, and Homeschoolers are invited to participate!  The task?  Build a machine that can erase a chalkboard.

What is a Rube Goldberg machine?  It’s a machine similar to the game “Mousetrap” that was popular when I was little.  Basically it is a machine that uses lots of funny, complicated, and clever steps to perform a very simple task.  Mythbusters created a RubeGoldberg Machine on one of their Christmas episodes.  You can check out their machine by clicking on this link:

Here’s the details for the Philadelphia Contest:

WHAT:  Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (Machine must erase a chalkboard.)

WHERE:  Drexel University’s 33rd Street Armory

WHEN:  Saturday, March 14, 2015


  • College Division
  • High School Division
  • Middle School Division  (Ages 11 – 14)

TEAM SIZE:  Each team must have at least 3 members, a maximum of 12 members.

REGISTRATION BEGINS:  Now!  Registration is currently open.


  • College & High School Division:  $150 but first 10 teams that register will have their money refunded to them.
  • Middle School Division:  FREE!

PRIZES:  Winners of each division receive $1,000!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this site:


Posted by Gwen Fredette on 9/22/14

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