LOS ANGELES — Will you ever get to see The Interview? There's a Rube Goldberg machine of factors between now and the day you get to watch Seth Rogen and James Franco go on a mission to North Korea, bent on assassinating Kim Jong-un — the very guy who, according to the U.S. Show More Summary
Whether or not it's actually the best way to lure audiences away from their mobile devices and back to TV remains to be seen, but what's for certain is that the desperate attempts to win back eyeballs have certainly been entertaining. Show More Summary
Subscribe to the Cool Tools Podcast on iTunes |RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Brett Doar, an artist/maker renowned for his Rube Goldberg machines, shows us some little tools that can make a big impact.
Meet MONIAC - Monetary National Income Analogue Computer - the 7-foot-tall, 70-year-old 'Rube Goldberg' hydraulic contraption that was the machine that analyzed data, simulated the economy, and made predictions about the future for the central planners of yore... Show More Summary
OK Go is trying to out weird itself once again. The band known for their creative, over-the-top music videos involving treadmills, drones and Rube Goldberg machines wants to release their latest album "Hungry Ghosts" as DNA. Lead singer...Show More Summary
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 ?
[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
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
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...
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
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
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 »
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...
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” 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 […]
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.
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
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