Perpetual Motion Project
Our former Pipeline program is now better than ever! Perpetual Motion Project is a Rube Goldberg Machine-type team building event where participants will build a Catapult, a Pipeline, and a Domino Line – that will all be connected for an incredible ending display of creativity, precision, and execution.
The team building program begins with a fun and challenging kickoff activity, which will form teams and act as a training component that plays an integral part in the latter stages of this multifaceted event. Once these critical skills are locked in, teams will collaborate to carefully plan each stage of their building strategy.
Team One will build a working catapult capable of launching a golf ball into the funnel attached to the front of the Pipeline. Building, practicing, and modifying the catapult will be crucial to the overall success of this Perpetual Motion Project.
Team Two will form into sub-teams that rely on organizational communication to build a large golf ball delivery system with interconnected segments. Construction materials may include: bamboo, plastic PVC piping, rope, and tying materials.
Team Three will be tasked with assembling large Dominos into a creative version of their company’s logo or products. Building the massive Domino Line in segments is important so the line isn’t completely connected until the final attempt.
Drumroll please! Team One uses their catapult to launch the golf ball into the funnel connected to the Pipeline. After the golf ball has traveled the full length of the Pipeline, it will hit the starting dominos in the Domino Line. Will all the dominos fall? There’s only one way to find out—make it your next team building program.
To ensure a great experience, aspects of these team building activities may be modified for your group size, group makeup, time available, and other variables.
"The Perpetual Motion Project was a great way for our engineers and marketing group to come together and work toward a common goal. Building our team’s pipeline structure was made even more challenging knowing we had to link it to the other two components of the project. Thank you for a well-planned event."Michael - Jacobs
Group Size:30 to 1,000+
Team Size:8 to 10
Program Length:2 to 2.5 hours
Space Requirement:Large outdoor space or very large indoor space (ballroom, gym, or similar large open meeting space)
Team Building Elements
- Trust and Relationships
- Creative Problem Solving Skills
- Goal Setting
- Planning And Accountability
- Communication Skills
- Collaborative Idea Sharing
Goals, Outcomes and Debrief Topics
- Hands-On Teamwork - Challenging the group to explore innovative ways to design and build an artistic and successful structure which must act in unison with other teams for success!
- Limited Resources - Succeeding in completing the task with limited materials and resources while guaranteeing a working product.
- Task and Time Management - Good communication, rotational leadership and quick decision making is necessary to finish this complex structure while adhering to quality standards.
Pricing varies depending upon the number of participants (minimum of 30) and includes the team building program, prep, production coordination and all materials, program design, a professional facilitator and staffing.