STEAM Machines 2016

STEAM Machines 2016

Innovation Fair & Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Welcome to LA’s 3rd Annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and celebration of S.T.E.A.M. – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This collision of disciplines is paving the future of innovation.

Come learn, play and make a day of it at the Pier, presented by Heal The Bay and Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative.

Around this time I was also hosting events for Young Inventor of the Year, The Tomorrow Show, and Innovators Xchnage for the Australian Government.

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The Path to Innovation:

TIME: 2:00PM – 3:30PM

A panel of innovators, will be hosted by Gray Bright and will discuss the challenges of their fields and the opportunities that await!

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Watch The Day

Checkout this great short videos of the day.

Royal Rumble of Rube

TIME: 11:30AM – 2:00PM

12 teams have taken DIY machine-building to new heights as they face off and compete for the best Rube Goldberg machine that can open an umbrella in 20 steps or more!

Prize money and everlasting glory are on the line so come pick a champ and cheer them on.

Come Space Out

TIME: 11:30AM – 5:00pm

Home of the Challenger Learning Center, the Columbia Space Center will be out with DIY stomp rockets made of recycled bottles & a Star Wars BB-8 robot!

Everyone Loves Robots

TIME: 11:30AM – 5:00PM

But how do you which one to fall in love with? Barnes and Nobles will be demo’ing Meccanoid, the Sphero Sprk, 3-D printers and more.

Swim With the Fishes

TIME: 11:30AM – 5:00PM

Visit Heal The Bay’s Aquarium under the Pier to check out the coolest creates and even pilot an underwater ROV mini-sub.

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“Master of Ceremonies for the day was Gray Bright, engineer by day, comedic talk show host by night. Between witticisms delivered in his Australian accent and his sense of wonderment at all the amazing gadgets and gizmos demonstrated, he put his talk show host skills to work, interviewing a series of powerhouse science and technology experts.”

Link – S.T.E.A.M. Machines Success!


Here’s a collection of photos from the event.

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