The task for 2020 is to Ring a Doorbell! The past two years we took second place at Nationals, and in previous years we have won third place as well as People's Choice Awards at several competitions.
The University of Illinois Rube Goldberg Team was started during Fall 2008 to compete in collegiate Rube Goldberg Machine contests. Each spring we participate in a National Competition held at Purdue University. Contests serve as a way of challenging traditional solutions to problems and are great ways to spur innovative creativity in engineers and imaginative thinkers.
You can see what a Rube Goldberg machine is through our videos page.
Interested in joining? Contact one of our officers and we'd be happy to let you know when we are meeting next so you can see what we do and become a part of it!