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2024 Digital Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest

The 2024 Digital Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is a STEAM competition where students (including K-12 and collegiate) compete with machines that they have imagined, designed in Minecraft Education Edition, and created in a fun and competitive forum.

The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem-solving in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. As always, the digital challenge mirrors the analog event. This year's challenge is to use Minecraft to build a wacky machine that will put toothpaste on a toothbrush.

There will be three divisions students can compete in; Junior (8-13 years old), Senior (13-18 years old), and Collegiate (18+ years old). Plus, this year’s Digital Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is being offered in Minecraft Education Edition FREE for all teams!

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Team Guide

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Submit your Rube Goldberg Minecraft Machine video to Flip here!

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Prizes

First place

Junior, Senior and Collegiate Division: $200 Amazon Giftcard

Second place

Junior and Senior Division: $150 Amazon Giftcard

Third place

Junior and Senior Division: $100 Amazon Giftcard

Timeline of Events

Registration Window

January 10, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Launch Stream

January 31, 2024

Tutorial Streams

February 7, 14, 21 and 28

Big Build Due

April 15, 2024

Finals Stream

May 1, 2024

All streams will be live at 3:00pm PT | 6:00pm ET | 11:00pm GMT

Watch our previous streams to help you with your build!

RGMC 2023

Watch our previous streams on how to weave Theme, Humor, and Storytelling.

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RGMC 2022

Watch our previous streams about the Engineering Design Process!

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RGMC 2021

Watch our previous streams from 2021 about the six simple machines!

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