614520 story Purdue Students Win Rube Goldberg Contest 105 Posted by kdawson on Tuesday April 08, 2008 @03:27PM from the lucrative-offers-from-mickey-dee dept. Dekortage writes "How long does it take to make a burger? Students from Purdue University's Society of Professional Engineers won the 2008 Rube Goldberg contest with a device that requires 156 steps to assemble a burger. According to the team captain, 'We put 4,000 to 5,000 man-hours into this machine since September, and all the hard work has been well worth it.' That's a long time to wait for dinner." Here's a video of the winning entry in operation.