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EVENT DATE: Aug 20, 2011

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Musemach is focused on hosting Rube Goldberg style competition for Under 18 yrs kids, to promotion innovation and creativity in Indian schools

For kids interested in participating in the competition, here is the scoop!!!

So, you’re interested in building a horribly complex and minimally useful machine, are you? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

This competition is about many things. First, it’s about creativity. You will have many constraints to work within, and you will be evaluated on how you innovate within those constraints. Second, it’s about collaboration. You will work with a team to design, and plan, and prototype your machine. Expect to not get it right the first time... and make sure you keep trying. The shortest path to a complex machine is through disciplined experimentation.

Oh, and one more thing. This competition is also about energy transfer. Your machine will go through multiple steps before completing the task. Each of those steps will involve the release of potential energy that you will put in when setting up the machine. You can put this energy in by lifting a weight to the top of a ramp, or winding up a spring, or inflating a balloon, or stretching a rubber band... so many possibilities! Your design task for each step is to figure out how to release that potential energy so it is converted to kinetic energy, and then how to transfer that kinetic energy or use it to release the potential energy in the next step.

Good luck and see you at the competition!

Eligibility Criteria

Age: Boys and girls of ages 18 yrs and younger
Education: 8th class to first year of undergraduate (Bachelor's degree)
Each team cannot have more than 5 members

Awards and Prizes

First prize: Rs. 1,50,000 or 1.5 lakhs
Second prize: Rs. 50,000
Third prize Rs. 25,000

And Mall bragging rights, as every working machine entry in the competition will be converted into candy dispensing machines in the mall with the names of the team members boldly etched on it. The proceeds from those machines will go to children related charities
Key dates

Register your team by: May 15, 2011
Provide a 1-min video of your progress by: July 15, 2011
Bring your machine for final event: Aug 20, 2011

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