Purdue Team Makes World Record
As per reports, it has been revealed that the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team has made yet another world record by making largest Rube Goldberg machine. The team has broken its own previous record to set up a new record.
The new machine has 300 steps and it was able to complete two rounds with human interventions. The machine is made to do a simple task of blowing up and popping a balloon. The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) Rube Goldberg Team was also the ones, which created last world record by making the largest functional Rube Goldberg machine.
The only difference between the two is that former machine had 244 steps and the current machine has 300 steps. One more difference between the two was that the machine had music also and the music continues till the time machine is on the run.
The song which the team played during their presentation at the Guinness World Records was a famous number of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Team members said that they have done a lot of hard work on the machine and have spent more than 5,000 hours in order to construct the machine.
They further affirmed that they studied the competition’s 25 year record and accordingly worked on the machine. They included everything from peeling an apple, taking out juices and toasting breads and sharpening pencils.
"My rule is to tell an intricate story and make people laugh, and have people sit down and go, 'Wow!'" he told Wired. "Since it was the [competition's] 25th anniversary, I thought, 'Why don't we have a machine that does it all?” said one of the team members.
In addition, it has also been found that Guinness World Records also recognized the largest espresso machine, which was, 3.27 m tall and 2.48 m wide and 3.07 m long.