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‘Deskloop’, A Clever Short Film About a Rube Goldberg Machine Involving a Computer Desktop’s Digital Reactions

“Deskloop” is an extremely clever short film by Dutch filmmaker Evelien Lohbeck that features a Rube Goldberg Machine that is kickstarted by a computer fan triggered by a burning DVD that eventually crosses over into the PC’s digital desktop. via Viral Viral Videos

Machine with Concrete

3 weeks agoHumor :

Arthur Ganson is a kinetic sculptor who builds "Rube Goldberg machines with existential themes". One of his works is called Machine with Concrete, which demonstrates the magic of gear ratios. According to a piece in Make, the input shaft...Show More Summary

Arduino + Servo + Scotch tape == An Interesting Conversation

If one could temporarily remove their sense of humor and cast a serious look into a Rube Goldberg machine, they would not say to themselves “well that looks simple.” Indeed, it would almost always be the case that one would find themselves...Show More Summary


A laptop sets off a recurring sequence of objects interacting in both the real world and inside its operating system in this creative take on the Rube Goldberg machine by animator Evelien Lohbeck.

Spice up your workday with this digital Rube Goldberg machine

What if your recycling bin could send your Internet Explorer icon crashing into pieces?

LEGO Rube Goldberg Machine Should Be Something I Can Buy, Damn It

Christian Bechinie's LEGO Rube Goldberg machine uses dominoes, tiny basketballs and some slides to do that same "everything but nothing" thing that all Rube Goldberg machines seem to manage. Read more...

Who's really to blame for canceling 'The Interview' - and when might we see it?

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

National Geographic Built a Gigantic 4-Ton Rube Goldberg Machine

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

Brett Doar, Multidisciplinary Artist [Cool Tools Show #16]

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Cool Tools

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.

Presenting The 70 Year Old Hydraulic Computer Used By Central Planners To "Visualize Economy"

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

Music of the Day: OK Go Wants to Release New Album as DNA

3 months agoHumor : The Daily What

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

Friday Videos Like Pythagoras Switch

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 ?

Syracuse's elaborate trick play ends poorly

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

This Rube Goldberg Machine Runs On Light

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Check Out 'The Sleeping Prince' Projection Mapping Trailer

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

Gmail Passwords Leak Online, Microsoft Drops Windows Phone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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

This Rube Goldberg Machine Is Powered By Light

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 »      

This Rube Goldberg machine is powered by light

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

A Clever Rube Goldberg Machine That Runs on Light

6 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

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 […]

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