Rube Goldberg-Mobile Journalist Reports

Rube Goldberg-Mobile Journalist Reports

How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Inspired by the "Inventions" cartoons of the late Reuben Lucius Goldberg, this annual "Olympics of Complexity" challenges students nationwide to design a machine that completes a simple task in a complicated way. This year's national challenge: replace an incandescent light bulb with a more energy-efficient, light-emitting design. Mobile Journalist Britany Gallagher reports.