MET group places second at Rube
The MET Rube Goldberg Team, the Garage Junkies, competes at the regional competition.
The Garage Junkies, a team made up of four students in mechanical engineering technology, placed second at the regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 21 at Purdue.
Perry Palmerton, a senior in MET, led the team, which also included MET students Kevin Rodgers, Nick Rosswurm, and Jacob Adams. Their machine consisted almost solely of parts from vintage cars that they work on, such as a 1967 Ford Mustang emblem, headlights from a Model A and various other parts dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. The team completed the task in 46 steps, culminating in the Model A standard headlights flipping over to reveal headlights made from LEDs.
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