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
From Kaplamino: In this project, I use those little magnets that can be used to make cubes and others geometric figures, I think the name is “Neocube“. It’s really impressive how many tricks you can do with that, at the beginning I didn’t...Show More Summary
Ahhh, this makes me nostalgic for the 90s World Wide Web. Designer Sebastian Serena has built a Rube Goldberg machine out of HTML form elements. Once you start, you'll watch the whole thing. (via @Colossal) Tags: HTML Sebastian Serena WWW design
Designer Sebastian Ly Serena has created a beautiful Rube Goldberg Machine using only HTML form elements. The site is a carefully arranged series of text fields, radio button, and other HTML objects that activate in a chain reaction that culminates in a link to email Serena. via Scott Schiller ? Help Laughing Squid grow as an […]
To differentiate a Rube Goldberg machine these days, it usually needs to be big and flashy. You have to set something on fire. But the beauty of this digital Rube Goldberg by Sebastian Ly Serena is its subtle humor. You set it off and...Show More Summary
Every web developer take note: Sebastian Ly Serena has come up with a brilliant way to make your website more entertaining and captivating—without clogging it up with boring content. Just turn it into a HTML-based Rube Goldberg machine and watch the clicks roll in. Read more...
Mechanical engineering students from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology built this fantastic Rube Goldberg machine last year to tell the story of Passover, the Jewish holiday starting the evening of April 22 that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt. Show More Summary
Japanese watchmaking company Seiko created the contraption as part of a new advertising campaign.