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!


Team Guide

How to submit your Big Build Challenge: Put Toothpaste On A Toothbrush

Step 1: Make sure you have all the requirements for your machine listed in the team guide (Pages 10-13).

Step 2: Submit your machine run videos in the appropriate Flip topic. Titles must include Team name + Submission #, followed by your Team Machines Title. More information is in the team guide (Page 10) on what to include in your video.

Junior Division (8-13 years old)

Senior Division (13-18 years old)

@Home Division (all ages)

Step 3: Gather your Flip links, machine step list and screenshots. Submit them to the Google Form.

The submission date has been extended to May 1, 2024!

Submit your Big Build on the Google Form

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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 30, 2024

Launch Stream

January 31, 2024

Tutorial Streams

February 7, 14, 21 and 28

Big Build Due

May 1, 2024

Finals Stream

May 8, 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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