J.O. Combs Middle School creates elaborate chain-reaction machine

The J.O. Combs Middle School team was awarded second place in its first middle school Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, in late February, according to a press release. The middle school Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math—STEAM—Club competed with an amazing chain reaction machine that took months to build, according to the release.

The RGMC is an annual international competition that challenges teams of students from middle school to college age to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine. A Rube Goldberg Machine is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.

According to the release, the middle school team also took the STEAM Lab prize for innovative use of technology due to the complexity of the wiring, lighting, and solenoids used in the project.

To view the video of the CMS machine visit the site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lDiVxaxg8g.

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