It's been a good week for fun out-of-home brand activations in New York City. First, we had the Oreo Wonder Vault on 18th Street. Now, JetBlue is inviting pedestrians on the Lower East Side to check out a big Rube Goldberg machine it just built in a storefront on the corner of Bowery and Kenmare. Show More Summary
And it's every bit as magical as you'd think. Remember plastic swimming pools full of soapy water, flimsy plastic handles, and running streams of bubbles across the lawn? Then you must be ancient. Nowadays you'd be hard pressed to find a bubble-blower without a motor and battery compartment, save for a few old-school blowers left over at the dollar store. Read Full Story
Youtuber berlagawesome built this crazy insane Rube Goldberg machine so that it could deliver him a single can of soda. The man spent around 140 hours (over 3 months) to create this setup, which failed 114 times before he finally got it to work. Show More Summary
YouTuber berlagawesome spent a total of 140h creating and trying to get his 175-step Rube Goldberg machine to work completely. There’s a thrift shop’s worth of odds and ends in there, and halfway through we actually forgot what its purpose was. Single camera perspective here.
There are 175 steps in this Rube Goldberg Machine made by berlagawesome and they’re all layered right after each other and on top of each other and basically all over each other that it’s so chaotic that you don’t always know what’s going on and where to follow. Show More Summary
Ever since he made breakfast with the push of a button, Pee-wee Herman has rightfully been associated with the Rube Goldberg Machine. So it’s no surprise that the first teaser/date announcement for the upcoming Neftlix film, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, is just one long Rube Goldberg Machine, involving a floating chair, rooftop skis, and, terrifyingly, a car. …Read More
Pee-wee Herman announces the release date for his new Netflix original movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday with a spectacular Rube Goldberg machine that gets him out of bed and ready for the day. The film was produced by Judd Apatow, written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust, and it will premiere on March 18, 2016 at the SXSW […]
Plus, Netflix announces the streaming release date for the anticipated revival film.
Nine hundred marbles, a bag of white goose feathers, a giant wind machine, a superstrong magnet, some sort of shunt or chest tube: Pee-wee Herman is determined to get back into your heart, and he will not rest until he has built the perfect whimsical contraption to do it. Paul... More »
The homemade Rube Goldberg device may be the world’s most elaborate soda machine, and took a full 3 months to build.
This one was buried in our tips line for a couple of months, but we’re glad it eventually surfaced. [Bob Partington] built the “Rube Slowberg” contraption – it’s billed as the world’s slowest Rube Goldberg Machine. The golf ball that...Show More Summary
Robot, meet gravity.
After months of hemming and hawing, the Federal Reserve announced that it was raising interest rates. It's the first increase since 2008 (when the Fed cut rates to almost zero). The good news is that this means our economy is...
It's complicated. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that, after months of hemming and hawing, it has finally decided to raise interest rates. It's the first time that's happened since 2008, when the Fed cut rates to almost zero to try to nurse our ailing economy back to health. Show More Summary
The Upshot designed and built a Rube Goldberg machine to explain what happens when the Fed raises rates. Easier said than done.
This offseason the NFL will overhaul its Rube Goldberg Machine of a catch rule, hopefully into something mere mortals can understand. Maybe next season you’ll actually get to cheer when your favorite player makes an extraordinary catch, instead of waiting to react until the referees review the play and signal that it’s actually a catch. Read more...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=166&v=78VDqoQdavY The Ovo-Tech Rz-1 breaks eggs like nobody's business. In this video, you'll see eggs travel their merry way along a Rube Goldberg contraption that breaks them, then separates the yucky albumin from the precious, delicious, healthy golden yolks. [via]
Hacking records is old hat in the music world. But have you ever wondered what happens when you hack everything you can find into a whirling tower of techno-making mechanical marvels? See above. Read more...
Late in Home Alone, Kevin McCallister is fed up. Two burglars, who’ve been casing his house for days, are about to arrive and ruin Christmas Eve. Before turning his suburban Chicago home into a Rube Goldberg death machine, he says, “This is my house. Show More Summary
Carson Palmer is having a good game against the Seahawks' secondary on Sunday night, but when Cliff Avril broke through the Cardinals' offensive line early in the fourth quarter it set off a series of Rube Goldberg machinations beginning with Palmer somehow punting a football high in the air. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Show More Summary