Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts to Get the Ball Rolling

ASIA to release video of Rube Goldberg machine

Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts

Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts

Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts’ (ASIA) Sumas Mountain Campus will present the release of a new film titled Get the Ball Rolling.

With a $10,000 grant provided by ArtStarts, ASIA has been building the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine that incorporates not only sciences and mathematics, but also the arts, including music, drama and dance.

The project ties in the new curriculum competencies and learning standards on multiple levels.

A Rude Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion and usually involving a chain reaction.

Inspired by the band, OK Go, ASIA has been working all year to make a machine that runs throughout the school and involves all students and staff on campus.

Local artist Dale Klippenstein and volunteer senior physics students from University of the Fraser Valley have been working closely with ASIA to make the project come to fruition.

Students, teachers and even parents have been working tirelessly to complete the production.

Local film crew Time Lapse Film arrived two weeks ago to begin filming the event over three full days and have since been editing their footage to put together a YouTube video of the machine.

The video will be released sometime next week. (The date has yet to be announced.) The public is welcome to attend.

After the event, a link of the video will be made for the public to watch.