rube goldberg

christmas

Watch the World’s Largest Useless Machine Light a Christmas Tree

The epic track involved 412 individual mechanical steps and ran for 10 minutes.
Samantha Cole
12.10.16
Art

Massive Rube Goldberg Machine to Trigger Chain Reaction Across America

This weekend, the 4th-annual Deconstruct: America weekend hackathon is taking on new dimensions with a chain reaction that spans the entire continent.
J.H. Fearless
10.14.16
mlb highlights

Jose Ramirez's Helmet Disregards Laws of Universe, Somehow Hits Him in the Ass

Either this helmet had some insane english on it, or it is not bound by science.
Sean Newell
5.10.16
Design

Pendulum and Egg Dance in Artist's Curious Contraption

Los Angeles-based artist Neil Mendoza has created yet another invention that investigates balance and survival.
DJ Pangburn
11.13.15
Film

An Animator Built a Giant Etch A Sketch Made of Dominoes

Artist FlippyCat turns dominos into a massive Etch A Sketch with stop motion magic.
Beckett Mufson
3.5.15
Motherboard Blog

The 300-Step Competitive Balloon-Popping Machine Totally Blew It

When you spend six months and 5,000 hours perfecting a "300-step, Guinness Record-breaking Rube Goldberg contraption":http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2012/120331RubeNational.html, it's gotta be a bummer to come in second place to some wimpy-ass...
Trevor Macomber
4.11.12
Motherboard Blog

If Rube Goldberg Smoked Trees

A kind of "Rube Goldberg machine":http://motherboard.tv/2011/3/30/i-m-obsessed-with-the-rube-goldberg-competition for stoners by stoners that gets stoners stoned? via "BoingBoing":http://www.boingboing.net/2011/04/13/operating-instructio.html
Videodrome
4.14.11