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Aug. 1, 2016

Steve Price (ME ’16) and his builders set two records during the World Edition – Incredible Science Machine 

Steve Price (’16) did it. 

The 2016 mechanical engineering graduate, who is lead builder of the Zeal Credit Union's Incredible Science Machine: World Edition, is expected to break the Guinness World Record for the largest domino circle field with a final count of 76,017 dominoes, and the most dominoes ever toppled in the U.S. with 242,518. The first record is still waiting official confirmation from Guinness.Steve Price (ME '16) and his team of builders set world and U.S. records building the 2016 Incredible Science Machine.

Price and his team of 17 builders broke the records on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Westland Shopping Center in Southeast Michigan.

Along with almost 250,000 dominoes, the team of builders used thousands of other items including a hockey puck, eggs, toy cars,  maps, blocks of woods, golf balls, string, a globe, and other tools to create the colorful, moving, science machine. 

The official 2016 video of this world-class science fun runs 20:43 and is now available for view. 



The Guinness World Record is expected to go to this piece of circle domino art for its 76,017 dominoes.Price, who uses the moniker Sprice, has been creating incredible science machines for several years. He turned his interest in Rube Goldberg Machines into a business after his appearance on the national television show, "America's Got Talent" in 2013.

Visit the Sprice Machines website. 

Read more about the 2016 Incredible Science Machine in Hometown Life.

The team of builders used thousands of dominoes, but also balls, eggs, toy cars, maps, blocks of wood, and even a globe in the 2016 Incredible Science Machine.