COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A group of Lindsey Wilson
College students successfully complicated a simple process on
Friday afternoon. The college's Rube Goldberg Machine Group held
its inaugural demonstration in the Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte
Science Center. The eight-member student group demonstrated the
roundabout way to swipe an LWC student ID card. Rather than taking
a few moments to scan a card, the students created a contraption
that took about 45 seconds. They demonstrated their invention
twice, and only needed one human intervention each time it was
Goldberg was a 20th-century American cartoonist whose drawings
depicted complex devices that performed simple tasks in indirect,
convoluted ways. LWC's Rube Goldberg Machine Group plans to hold at
least one more demonstration this school year.
Members of the LWC Rube Goldberg Machine Group are: Marybeth
Campbell of Corinth, Ky.; Seirra Coe of Greensburg, Ky.; Korianne
Cox of Columbia; Johnny Keith of Columbia; Bryce McDaniel of
Campbellsville, Ky.; Hezekeiah Weiss of McKee, Ky.; Thomas Williams
of Russell Springs, Ky.; and Chris Wright of Campbellsville, Ky.
The group's adviser is Assistant Professor of Physics Mark L. McKinnon.
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