We were asked to build a Rube Goldberg machine with the purpose of hoisting a flag, we found that a really exciting idea.
There was no time to lose so we rapidly started working on… a MVP! (wut? xP)
The requirements stated that we had to have at least 5 different mechanisms, the flag had to raise at least 1m and we would be penalized if we exceeded a certain amount of equipment.
A quest had started
We were told that we would only be allowed to try the ping pong ball three times before evaluation, so we started by inventing our own ping pong ball aproximation with duct tape.
And thought we could merge both input and output just for the irony.
We didn’t want to really use the ping pong ball given its physical properties and lack of testing opportunities, so we decided to create some ramps that would just lead it to a holding branch.
All right, how did it end?
We’ve got an 18 out of 20! 🙂