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Kids Invent Stuff - the Rube Goldberg Challenge

It’s always said that two heads are better than one – so what could be possible with hundreds?

The creators of popular YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff, Ruth Amos and Shawn Brown, find out by taking on the Rube Goldberg Challenge with the help of their viewers.


By bringing together ideas submitted from 600 children across the UK, Ruth and Shawn set a world record with their machine by combining the highest number of children’s designs to make it – with 60 of the best ideas used in its creation.

Watch their machine come to life as Kids Invent Stuff takes on its biggest challenge yet, plus discover Ruth's journey to become an inventor and how she's inspiring future engineers.

Ruth Amos - for the inspired 

Find out more about Ruth Amos and her thoughts on setting the world record by clicking on the image below: 

Rube Goldberg

BrightSparks 2019, who will you nominate?

Ruth Amos was selected as a winner of the EW BrightSparks programme in 2018, a partnership between RS Components and Electronics Weekly to find the Top 30 electronics engineers under the age of 30 in the UK.

Nominations for BrightSparks 2019 are now open. You can nominate yourself, a colleague, a peer, a student or a talented engineer that has impressed you, as long as they meet the following criteria:  

  • Aged between 16 and 30 (inclusive) by 31st March 2019 
  • Based in the UK 
  • Actively pursuing a career as an electronics engineer, or studying electronics in further or higher education


To enter, simply fill in the entry form on the Electronics Weekly website by following the link above.

I am a 32-year-old tech lover, self-confessed geek and football fanatic! When I am not playing with the latest gadget you will often find me watching my favourite TV shows including Game of Thrones, Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory. Feel free to follow me on Instagram @robbiedunion or Twitter @robbiedunion