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Friday Videos Like Pythagoras Switch

Anna Richland forwarded me a link to a long video of Rube Goldberg machines built for a Japanese children’s show called Pythagoras Switch. I didn’t want to embed an 18 minute video – that’s like asking you to get caught at work not working, right? But they are SO COOL. So here’s a short one:... Continue reading ?

Goldberg Robotics

[Image: From Science Daily/University of Oslo]. Robots emitting robots emitting robots: this is one way that machines will learn to navigate extreme spatial environments. "In the future," we read in a press release courtesy of Science...Show More Summary

Syracuse's elaborate trick play ends poorly

All these moving parts, all to accomplish... that. Do you know those "Rube Goldberg machines"? The unnecessarily elaborate contraptions with several sequential moving parts, all just to ultimately accomplish one insignificant task? This...Show More Summary

This Rube Goldberg Machine Runs On Light

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mirrors, lenses and reflective surfaces are combined to arresting effect in this commercial for au Hikari, a Japanese high-speed optical ISP. The machine's optics work as one to reflect, focus, and diverge a single beam of light through a series of tasks, causing it to singe, melt and illuminate as it goes. Read more...

Check Out 'The Sleeping Prince' Projection Mapping Trailer

I don't know what it is with Tilting Point and their whole "We must outdo absolutely everyone when it comes to trailer production values" thing, but, hey, why not. You may remember the Leo's Fortune Rube Goldberg machine trailer (which is now sporting over 1.5m views, what the hell) as being pretty rad, and the

Gmail Passwords Leak Online, Microsoft Drops Windows Phone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, California protects negative reviews, Deezer lands in the U.S., a Street View of the Pyramids, the 3DS which looks like a NES, and a Rube Goldberg machine lights the way. Millions Of Passwords Published Online The login credentials...Show More Summary

This Rube Goldberg Machine Is Powered By Light

Video: It’s always fun to see the chain reaction of Rube Goldberg machines and how one action can cascade into a whole bunch of things happening. This one, from an ad for Japanese technology company au, is particularly cool because it’s just powered by light and lens and optics. More »      

This Rube Goldberg machine is powered by light

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's always fun to see the chain reaction of Rube Goldberg machines and how one action can cascade into a whole bunch of things happening. This one, from an ad for Japanese technology company au, is particularly cool because it's just powered by light and lens and optics. Read more...

A Clever Rube Goldberg Machine That Runs on Light

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Japanese Internet service provider au Hikari created an intricate and fascinating Rube Goldberg machine of sorts that uses a solid beam of light as fuel. The amplified light fuels a number of different elements like a tub of water and a marble moving down a chute, but it all keeps coming back to optics. The […]

‘Power of Optics’, A Clever Rube Goldberg Machine That Runs on Light

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Power of Optics” is a short video created by Japanese internet service provider au Hikari that uses a solid beam of light to fuel an intricate and fascinating Rube Goldberg machine of sorts. The amplified light fuels a number of different elements like a tub of water and a marble moving down a chute, but […]

Power of Optics

To promote their high-speed optical internet service, Japan’s au Hikari, they created a sort of Rube Goldberg machine that uses a single beam of light as its primary means of activation. Watch how they made the video here.

Detroit firefighters use soda cans and fax machines to find out when there's an emergency

Testimony from a recovery consultant at Detroit's bankruptcy trial has revealed that the Detroit fire department uses Rube Goldberg machines made of fax machines, soda cans, coins, doorbells, and more to alert firefighters of incoming emergency reports. Show More Summary

Illusion

You probably remember the OK Go video that fearless leader Tod posted a while back, the one for their song “This Too Shall Pass,” which featured an outrageous Rube Goldberg machine: Now they have one with fun optical illusions, for their song “The Writing’s On the Wall”: You know, I had to watch that a…

A Startup is Really Just a Rube Goldberg Machine

By Jake L'Ecuyer, Venture for America Class of 2012 We're building a giant Rube Goldberg Machine in Detroit. Or rather, we're gathering dozens of Detroiters from across the city and suburbs to build the largest continuous chain of Rube...Show More Summary

This Is Just a Great Hot Dog-Dispensing Rube Goldberg Machine

Who said grade school wasn't useful? A man built a giant Rube Goldberg-style machine — a staple of 7th grade science fairs — in his backyard and it dispenses hot dogs (into a bun!) from a hollowed out watermelon.

Leo’s Fortune Rube Goldberg Machine

4 months agoOdd : about:blank

Until yesterday, I had never heard of Leo’s Fortu […]

Clever golf trick shots activate a fun Rube Goldberg machine

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You would think that you could only do so much with golf trick shots but David Kalb, trick shot extraordinaire, takes it to another level. He rigs his trick shots so they have to be absolutely perfect because they eventually turn into Rube Goldberg machines that can make hot dogs and create flaming watermelon heads. Watch. Read more...

Award-winning iOS game Leo’s Fortune recreated as a Rube Goldberg machine

Spend any time watching trailers for new iOS games, and quickly you’ll find that one merges into the other: all stock music, quick gameplay snapshots, and (if the title’s any good) a stream of title cards reading things like “Brilliant” … Read more ›

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