The faculty that we were designated was maths. While brainstorming ideas for the Rube Goldberg we based our ideas on Archimedes. Here are our designs. Our final design had three cardboard boxes. The first measurement was 30cm by 8cm by 22cm making the volume 5280cm cubed. Our second box was 18cm by 24cm by 37cm and the volume was 15984cm cubed. Our final box was 30cm by 42cm by 15cm which made its volume 18900cm cubed. All of them added up made a total of 40164cm cubed which fits into the allowed volume of 50000cm cubed
Rejected due to size required for the machine and the lack of accuracy we would get on our catapult.
This Design was also rejected due to the fact that the catapult would not be accurate enough and also the flap that opens in the 'tunnel' would be to complicated.
This design was rejected due to it's simplicity and lack of ways to show maths.
This design contained a catapult which again, would not be accurate enough. However, we did use the golden rectangle cart in our final design.
This idea was the basis for our final machine because most of it's features were easy to make and was overall, very do-able.