Rube Goldberg machine to be built in the Collis Center
By 2020, two design and engineering students hope to have made
Collis Governing Board granted $2,040 for the completion of this project. Of that, $1,200 will be used for materials, $500 will be used as a stipend for the Thayer School Design Fellow who will be consulting for two years, and the rest will go toward miscellaneous costs that may arise, according to a budget for the project provided by Huebner.
Huebner said she developed the idea to create a Rube Goldberg machine after taking College Course 18, "Impact Design," during spring 2017, which piqued her interest in using public spaces to bolster happiness. She said she reached out to Collis Center deputy director Joseph Castelot to see if there was anything that could be done to “inspire delight” in the popular social space.
“I took a series of classes here in the
After getting approval from Collis Governing Board, the project team began meeting every Monday this term to organize logistics and form a concept for the Rube Goldberg machine. Frey, an engineering student, said she will be taking the lead on the actual building and designing the machine in the winter.
“[Huebner] and I met on our [Language Study Abroad] to Barcelona, which is a pretty
“[Huebner] reached out to me because of my interest in design and art,” she said. “We are in the beginning stages of designing parts of the project, but it’s been really great to practice my passions this terms. After attending our weekly brainstorms, I don’t know how close it is going to look to a traditional Rube Goldberg, but I am excited
Huebner is a former member of The Dartmouth staff.