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…
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
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.
Until yesterday, I had never heard of Leo’s Fortu […]
We can never not watch video of a Rube Goldberg machine.
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...
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 ›
Leo's Fortune floats onto Google Play with new Rube Goldberg trailer.
The man behind the Rube Goldberg machines you've seen in videos from rock band OK Go has tackled his first game trailer for mobile darling Leo's Fortune. The game debuted on Android Thursday. The latest Leo's Fortune trailer, above,Show More Summary
Art! Each one of us is, more or less, a Rube Goldberg machine: an implausible and over-engineered construct of flesh, sinew, brain, and bone that only exists to compensate for the complications caused by being alive at all. The workShow More Summary
If you're a seasoned, old-school Mac gamer, there's a good chance you remember a funky puzzle game called The Incredible Machine. In the game, players had to perform simple tasks by building overly complex Rube Goldberg devices and experimenting with...
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Animator Yotam Perel puts a cheeky twist on the Rube Goldberg machine – a device that is intentionally overengineered to perform a simple task – in his subtly titled animated short, "Rude Goldberg Machine." Read more...
So rude! [LazyPillow | Via TA]
“Rude Goldberg Machine” is an animated video by Yotam Perel featuring a particularly cheeky Rube Goldberg machine. Perel has more of his work posted on his Tumblr. via reddit
Nope, that’s not a typo. Animator Yotam Perel aka Lazy Pillow took a corny pun and just rolled with it. Unlike real Rube Goldberg machines, the journey here isn’t as impressive as the destination.
(YouTube link) Does it take something out of a Rube Goldberg contraption when it’s animated? Maybe, however, this one is relatively short and has a twist at the end. It’s not really a tribute to Rube Goldberg, anyway, but his evil twin "Rude" Goldberg. Animation by Yotam Perel. -via The Daily Dot
Every year Purdue University challenges students across the US to design and build Rube Goldberg machines that accomplish a simple task using a ridiculously complex series of steps. Each machine is required to occupy at least a 6-cubic-foot...Show More Summary
Seth Goldstein's Why Not machine is a glorious Rube Goldberg device that can tie (and untie) a necktie. It's a kinetic sculpture, slow and beautiful and inefficient in a way that can only be called artistic. It's headed for exhibition at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. Show More Summary
YouTube Link OK Go, an alternative band originally from Chicago, is known for their interesting music videos. Neatorama has featured several of their previous videos, including one with a Rube Goldberg machine. Their new video for "The...Show More Summary