Last Saturday we participated in the Cool Science Festival at UCCS. I think it’s getting more crowded at this festival. The Gazette reported that there were 7,000 attendees this year. That’s a big jump. I brought along a couple of Mindstorms to do Spin Art with the kids and the FTC team build a terrific Rube Goldberg ball contraption. They had spent over 50 man hours on this and could have spent even more. Thank goodness for deadlines!

Here’s a video of the contraption.

Staring intently at the ball machine. "Where can I buy that kit?"

Staring intently at the ball machine. “Where can I buy that kit?”

Maybe he'll go home and try building one of his own.

Maybe he’ll go home and try building one of his own.

Spin art was a hit. We spun over 400 masterpieces.

Spin art was a hit. We spun over 400 masterpieces.