A group of software developers from Scandiweb has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine ever built. In front of a cheering crowd, the 412-step machine took nearly 15 minutes before the final step lit up...Show More Summary
German sculptor Daniel Kühn created the "Light & Cigarette Machine," which plays Candide while lighting and extending a cigarette; it was later owned by Leonard Bernstein, and was auctioned off to a German collector after his death. (more…)
Perchang (Free) — This skill-based puzzler takes some inspiration from Rube Goldberg style games like The Incredible Machine, although each level begins with more of a static setup and you’re simply left to guide balls to their goal using gizmos such as flippers, magnets, portals, and fans that are already in place. Show More Summary
It uses phone calls, texts, and email to unfold across America.
Thanks to the internet and being able to easily share videos of them playing out, those pointlessly complicated Rube Goldberg machines are more popular than ever. But this wonderful kinetic sculpture actually uses the internet as one of its countless mechanisms so that it’s able to play out across five different cities across the United States. Read more...
If the Ducks’ roster had any more moving parts it might qualify as a Rube Goldberg contraption. The Jakob Silfverberg machine is working just fine in its place. It hummed Wednesday with some key pieces missing and another one tantalizingly close to returning. Silfverberg’s two goals started a five-goal...
This weekend, the 4th-annual Deconstruct: America weekend hackathon is taking on new dimensions with a chain reaction that spans the entire continent.
These contraptions celebrate inefficiency.
Five years ago Christopher Robinson's $1.6 million house in New Zealand burned down. He was 400km away when it happened. The house was insured by IAG, which has not paid Mr. Robinson because it says he started the fired using a chain-reaction...Show More Summary
The screenplay for The Sea Of Trees, penned by Chris Sparling (Buried), is one of those narrative Rube Goldberg machines where everything falls into place in the unlikeliest, corniest, and worst possible way. Its protagonist is Arthur...Show More Summary
Here at VCF, we stumbled across a gigantic contraption that spanned several tables. Rube Goldberg machine this was not. Instead, this device actually does something useful! [Tim Robinson’s] differential analyzer can solve differential equations through several stages of mechanical integrators. Show More Summary
“Through the mystic arts we harness energy and shape reality.” That’s how Tilda Swinton’s character The Ancient One describes her abilities in Marvel’s forthcoming movie, Dr. Strange, which just got a fresh trailer out of San Diego Comic-Con. This new clip shows us Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Karl Mordo and gives ... More »
Using Fallout 4's Contraption Workshop DLC, UpIsNotJump has gone and made about the most Rube Goldbergy machine imaginable within the confines of the game’s engine. Read more...
Two friends worked together to make this cool Rube Goldberg machine designed to fix breakfast for their wives. Peter Browne designed the mechanics, while his friend Mervyn Huggett handled the electronics. The idea is to make…
Peter Browne and his buddy Mervyn Huggett spent around 1,000 hours making a Rube Goldberg machine that delivers food and fun. The Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine can make a slice of toast, a soft-boiled egg and a cup of tea or coffee all at once.
Get ready to not only build hilarious, complicated torture devices for your settlers, but to visit Fallout's very own dystopian theme park.
On April 6, a YouTuber who goes by the name kaplamino uploaded a video of a fairly complex Rube Goldberg machine-like contraption, consisting of thin Kapla blocks, a bunch of marbles, and some strategically placed magnets. The whole thing is pretty mind-boggling. Show More Summary
This is a very impressive series of marble and magnet based Rube Goldberg machine segments. The way it utilizes magnets in so many different ways is pretty clever. It reminds me of some sort of physics based puzzle video game you'd play on your phone. Show More Summary