Kids Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is April 27 – May 8

Are your kids getting crazy because of  the continued isolation? Well, let them channel some of that stopped-up energy into creativity through our Rube Goldberg Machine Contest! It’s open to the public – not just offspring of Iowa City Area HBA members. This American cartoonist and inventor is the father of the wacky and amazing chain reaction contraptions. Participation information is below. Call (319) 351-5333 with questions. You may also download a contest flyer.
Have fun!



Contest Dates: Starts April 27, ends May 8. Winners announced week of May 11.

Ages: 11-18

What to Do: Search Rube Goldberg machine on the Internet to get those ideas flowing. There are two categories: Five Steps and Ten Steps. Then, create your  masterpiece, take a video of your working machine and post or submit it by 5 p.m. Friday, May 8. Tag us on Facebook @iowacityareahba and Instagram @icareahba. Or, email it to if you prefer, and we’ll post it. 

Judges: Select HBA engineering members.

Prizes for Both Categories:
1st: $50 to Graze
2nd: $20 to We Run
3rd: $15 to Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery