Task: To crush an empty 12-oz. aluminum soft drink can and move it into a recycling bin.Theme: Rube Goldberg's Diner Step Count: 50-60 (the real number was lost) Result: Did not place at Regional Competition Discussion: We managed to soak a judge in water! It was all good though, it made them laugh!
This Rube Goldberg machine selected, crushed, and recycled a 12-ounce soda can in about 60 steps. It was entered in the 2003 Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University. It was built by a group of 11 college students in the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) in about 2000 man-hours.