Thank you for a great RGMC!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out this past Saturday to come see our 2nd annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest! It was our best RGMC ever!

Audience’s Favorite trophy – Team Hammer

1st place trophy and $600 – Team JEWSE (Jews in Engineering and Science) with “Four Seasons”
2nd place and $500 – Team PCR Squad (Perpetual Chain Reaction Squadron ); WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) with “Wall-E: Sustainability”
3rd place and $400 – Team Triangle with “In the Kitchen”

Congrats to the winning teams and thank you to all the teams that participated for making this an awesome event for everyone in attendance!

Thank you to our judges from Intel, Hitachi Consulting, Kiewit, Sandia National Labs, CalTrans, and the College of Engineering (Professor Glassey, Professor Sequin, Mr. Johnson). Special thanks to Lockheed and Intel for making this event possible! Thank you to the 600+ attendees that packed Pauley Ballroom and came/stayed through the night to support the 100+ students that worked so hard to build their machine and to make this event happen. It was overall an extremely successful event that we hope to continue in the following years.

Look out for our new Gallery Section in the coming days/weeks. We will be sure to share with you all that happened through pictures and videos!

2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest: April 16th, 2011

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

The second annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is less than a week away! All of our competing teams have been working hard over the last couple of months to build the best and most entertaining machines for everyone at Cal Day to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the chance to see who has the most intricate and complicated steps to water a plant!

As mentioned, the event will take place on Cal Day, April 16, from 7-11pm in the Pauley Ballroom. We will be having judges from various companies including CalTrans, Sandia National Labs, Kiewit, Hitachi Consulting, and Intel, and Berkeley professors and lecturers from the IEOR, EECS, and BioE departments. Lastly, we would like to recognize all of the financial contributors of our event and give a special thank you to Lockheed Martin, Intel, ASUC, and the College of Engineering. We appreciate their support in helping us make this event possible!

Still Time to Register for 2011 RGMC!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

*NOTE: LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 2/28, NOT 2/18. Sorry for mix-up*

Thank you for all the teams who have signed up for the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) already! We really appreciate your enthusisaism and hope to see some awesome machines for the competition.

For those of you who are still interested in forming a team, there’s still time; late registration is February 28th. Again,  Michelle + Kevin will be in 2nd floor Bechtel Lounge from 12-6PM on 2/28 for Team Registration Form Drop-off. If you cannot make these times, email calrubegoldberg@gmail.com and we can arrange something.

thanks!

Interested in Building, but No Team?

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Hey everybody,

So I’ve heard from some people that there are people who are interested in RG but don’t have enough people to form a team.

If you are interested in participating in RG but don’t have a team yet, please email me at calrubegoldberg@gmail.com and we can get you in contact with each other.

Again, just a recap for registration: Michelle + Kevin will be in 2nd floor Bechtel Lounge from 12-6PM on 2/14 and 2/28 for Team Registration Form Drop-off. If you cannot make these times, email calrubegoldberg@gmail.com and we can set something up.

Thanks,

Kevin L

2011 RGMC Kickoff Recap!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Thanks everybody who came out to our RGMC kickoff event! We really appreciate you guys coming up and your interest for the event. So just a brief recap:

This Year’s Contest

  • Saturday, April 16, Cal Day, 7pm-11pm
  • Official Task: Water a Plant
  • Prizes
    • 1st Place: $600 + Trophy
    • 2nd Place: $500 + Trophy
    • 3rd Place: $400 + Trophy
    • Audience Favorite Trophy

Team Requirements

  • Minimum People per Team: 2
  • Maximum People per Team: 12
  • Build a Rube Goldberg Machine that waters a plant and complies with all our rules & regulation
  • Submit a short report about your machine and team prior to the event

Team Registration

  • Early Registration Deadline: by February 14  - $100
  • Late Registration Deadline: by February 28  - $125
  • Kevin + Michelle will be in 2nd Floor Bechtel Lounge from 12-6P on 2/14 and 2/28 for Team Registration Form Drop-off
  • If you cannot make these times, email calrubegoldberg@gmail.com

For interested teams that did not get a registration form at the kickoff event, please provide the following info and send it to calrubegoldberg@gmail.com

  • Team Name
  • Team Representative/Contact
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Team Member Names

Again, big thank you to all who came out and hope to see your registration forms soon!

Thanks,

Kevin L

2011 UC Berkeley Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Kickoff!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Ladies and Gentleman, get ready for the UC Berkeley 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Kickoff!

As with last year, the UC Berkeley Chapter of Theta Tau is again once hosting the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Cal Day 2011 (April 16th, 2011). Our official Kickoff session will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, February 2nd, in 145 Dwinelle.

During our kickoff session, we will reveal the official task of this year’s competition, educate the Cal Community about what the competition is about, how to form teams, and have sign up available for any teams that are interested.

So are YOU up for winning $600 as the grand prize for building an awesome Rube Goldberg machine and showing it off on the most anticipated day at Cal the whole year? you better be.

See you all Wed!

-Kevin

The Gallery is here!

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Pictures from the event are now available in the Gallery Section. Please feel free to contact Kevin Leung at kevinleung89@gmail.com for the originals. Videos are still underway, but heres a look at Triangle Fraternity’s winning Las Vegas themed machine.

Results are in.

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Audience’s Favorite trophy – TRIANGLE FRATERNITY

1st place trophy and $500 – TRIANGLE FRATERNITY with “Las Vegas”
2nd place and $300 – Team Tong with “2010 Winter Olympics”
3rd place and $200 – Team I.E.E.E. with “Childhood Imaginations”

Congrats to the winning teams and thank you to all the teams that participated for making this an awesome event for everyone in attendance!

Thank you to our judges from Lockheed Martin, IDEO, Sandia National Labs, CalTrans, and the College of Engineering (Professor Hedrick). Thank you to the 400+ attendees that packed Pauley Ballroom and came/stayed through the night to support the 100+ students that worked so hard to build their machine and to make this event happen. It was overall an extremely successful event that we hope to continue in the following years.

Look out for our new Gallery Section in the coming days/weeks. We will be sure to share with you all that happened through pictures and videos!

Rube Goldberg goes to ASUC FiComm!

Friday, March 26th, 2010
One of the goals Theta Tau has for bringing the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest to Berkeley is to unite Cal’s engineering student body and to promote innovative and intellectually stimulating interactions between engineers and the rest of the Berkeley community.
We as students are busy studying and working on endless problem sets and projects week after week. Through the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, we hope to provide both a fun and rewarding outlet as well as a growing experience for all those involved.
However, we require funding in order to put on this event and to make it an especially awarding experience for all those involved. Thus we seek your support at the Senate FiComm Meeting this coming Monday, 3/29 in the Senate Chambers of Eshleman Hall. The meeting starts at 9PM (and can go on quite late, so bring work)!
Save the date!

The 1st Annual Cal Rube Goldberg Machine Contest!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Registration is now closed. Theta Tau is proud to announce the 10 UC Berkeley teams participating in this years competition:

  1. Champions of Bowles Hall
  2. Doctor M.
  3. Hillside Pride
  4. IEEE
  5. Material Science Barbie
  6. Team Entropy – naturally positive
  7. Team Hammer
  8. Team Jabbawockeez
  9. Team Tongs
  10. Triangle Fraternity

Theta Tau will be hosting the first official Open Forum for all competition participants today, March 16th at 8PM in 254 Dwinelle. We hope you’re all pumped for what will be an amazing event!

Best of Luck to all participants! and creative thinkings!