Watch: Amazing Rube Goldberg Machine wins Purdue contest

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Engineering students battled in a unique competition Saturday.

The Purdue Engineering Student Council hosted its annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

A Rube Goldberg Machine completes a simple task in a complex way.

Four high school teams and seven college teams competed.

Students from Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute took home first place. The seven-person team spent an estimated 45 hours creating the contraption.

Click play on the video above to see their machine, which manages to use 60 steps to simply open an umbrella.

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