Design comes to life for young inventor - The Leamington Observer

Design comes to life for young inventor

Ian Hughes 29th Sep, 2019   0

YOUNG inventor Evie Williams from Warwick saw her design made real.

The seven-year-old won the University of Warwick’s Rube Goldberg machine competition, which led to her idea being turned into a fully working model.

Jane Furze from the University of Warwick’s public engagement team explained: “A Rube Goldberg machine is a very special one because it accomplishes a simple task through a series of very complex mechanisms.

“Over the summer we went to lots of events and challenged kids from across the region to come up with the best and most fun Rube Goldberg machine and we were delighted with the response. We loved all the entries, but we had to pick a winner and Evie’s took the prize.”

Evie designed her machine at Leamington’s Art in the Park in August. She visited the university’s Family Day on Saturday to see her design made into a real working machine and to enjoy the many events, talks and activities.

A proud Evie said: “It is awesome! When I first saw the machine I liked how it was made and how it worked. It was clever how the balls moved around and made other things happen, so I wanted to design my own. It turned out well in real life.”

Evie is a big fan of science.

“At school I like doing science and also SPAG which is investigating things and finding out. At home I like pretending to make potions in the garden and making slime. I like getting the ingredients and putting them together and seeing what happens after. My favourite thing when I visited Warwick University was making a rocket.”

Evie said one invention had so far eluded her.

“If I could invent a real machine that could do anything, it would tidy up my bedroom for me!”

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