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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

2 months agoOdd : about:blank

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

Clever golf trick shots activate a fun Rube Goldberg machine

2 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 ›

Leo's Fortune Rube Goldberg Machine Trailer

Leo's Fortune floats onto Google Play with new Rube Goldberg trailer.

OK Go Music-Video Mastermind Creates 'Leo's Fortune' Game 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

Suspended Machines Exist Only To Keep Themselves From Falling Down

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

The Incredible Machine team is back with Contraption Maker, now on Steam

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...

The Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework: A Proto-Feminist Children’s Book from 1935

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A visionary fable about equality delivered through a comic Rube Goldberg machine of domestic disaster. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

"Rude" Goldberg Device Gets You Sexual Harassment Charges In 15 Steps

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

‘Rude Goldberg Machine’, An Animated Video Featuring a Particularly Cheeky Rube Goldberg Machine

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“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

Rude Goldberg Machine

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.

Rude Goldberg Machine

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(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...

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

Gloriously complexified necktie-tying machine

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

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

OK Go's New Video is Packed With Optical Illusions

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

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

OK Go's New Optical Illusion Video Will Trompe Your L'oeil

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Video production company/rock band OK Go have followed up their famous treadmills and Rube Goldberg machine by running through a maze of brightly-colored optical illusions in a single shot. Everything in the video for "The Writing's on the Wall" is a trick of the eye. Read more...

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