Kids these days!
While their friends were out doing “whatever” last weekend, the Staples High School Applied Science Club won 1st place at the state Rube Goldberg competition.
Their challenge was to inflate and pop a balloon using as many energy transfer steps as possible. As seen in the carnival-themed machine in the picture below, their design incorporated ramps, pulleys, waterfalls, zip lines, a Ferris wheel, and the final razor blade.
Warning: Do not try this at home!
The team moves on to — of course — the national competition in March.
Congratulations — in a very direct fashion — to Clay Andrews, Megumi Asada, Dylan Klein, Neloise Egipto. Ben Shay and Tiffany Young.