Video: Student mobile journalist visits campus Rube Goldberg contest

March 04, 2009

How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Inspired by the "Inventions" cartoons by 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; watch her video here.

  • Student mobile journalist Britany Gallagher visited the Rube Goldberg contest at University Park; click on the graphic above to watch her video.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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