FAC Invention Factory | Make a Rube Goldberg ‘Chain Reaction’ machine!


FAC Invention Factory | Make a Rube Goldberg ‘Chain Reaction’ machine!

Saturday 19 September to Sunday 4 October

Stream on demand at thefac.com.au.

Calling all Kid Inventors! Have you ever wanted to build a chain reaction of your own? You know those funny machines, where one thing moves the next… and then the next… all on its own?

A rolling glass pushes a toilet roll down a ramp, knocking over a book, making a ball jump into a sieve… transforming boring everyday objects into an exciting part of the domino effect! Your imagination can go wild!

Stream tinkerer, inventor and comedian Jens Altheimer’s fun and free online videos these school holidays. He will reveals tips, tricks and secrets of how to set up a successful chain reaction machine in your house. Download the checklist for each video below and get ready early by finding everything you need to make your own ‘chain reaction’ machine!

Online videos will be available to watch in your own time from Saturday 19 September.

But the fun doesn’t end there…


Join artist JENS ALTHEIMER in an extra special Zoom studio session! If you have burning questions for Jens to answer, or would just like to take a look behind the scenes in his studio, then sign up and join in the fun these September school holidays! See how a Rube Goldberg machine works and bring your ideas – you may even want to have a pen and paper ready to start making plans for your very own Rube Goldberg Chain Reaction machine! All welcome, ages 7 to 12 encouraged.

BOOK NOW at thefac.com.au to secure your ticket for a spot in the online sessions on one or both of the below dates:

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2pm (60 minutes)
  • Wednesday 30 September, 2pm (60 minutes)
Tickets for the online sessions with Jens are priced at whatever you can afford!

$0 – Freebie Please

$5 – One Crazy Kid

$10 – One Crazy Household

$20 – One Crazy Household + BONUS virtual hug from the Frankston Arts Centre



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