New Auburn team wins National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

By  | 

NEW AUBURN, Wis. (WEAU) -- An area high school has been awarded its fourth National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest championship.

A team from New Auburn High School won its latest championship during a competition at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee on Saturday. The team, made up of 14 seniors and two juniors, advanced to the national competition after winning a regional competition at UW-Stout last month. The machine, which is called "Frankenbutts," features a Frankenstein character and theme. It uses a 46-step process. The goal of this year's competition was to zip a zipper. The competition tasks students with making a machine that turns a simple procedure into one that's complicated.

New Auburn typically graduates classes of about 25 students per year. A supervisor at the school says championships like the Rube Goldberg competitions are a point of pride for students there.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus