At most seders, the story of Passover is read from a book around a table. This year, in preparation for the holiday, a group of engineering students from an Israeli university decided to put their talents toward building a machine that...Show More Summary
Students at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Mount Carmel near Haifa, have created a wonderful Rube Goldberg machine that tells the story of Pesach (Passover), complete with wine and matzo. “Creativity is intelligence having fun”. This insight, attributed to Albert Einstein, describes perfectly the Rube Goldberg Passover video that we and our students have […]
Traditionally the story of Passover is read out loud during a Seder, but this year a group of engineering students from an Israeli university decided to tell the story a little differently.
image via youtube screen capture This Friday evening marks the first night of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Known mostly for its dietary restrictions–traditionally observant Jews refrain from eating leavened bread products, hence: Matzo,...Show More Summary
If you've ever wanted to play Mouse Trap for Pesach, this video is for you.
Why is this contraption different from all other contraptions? As legend has it, thousands of years ago, a young Jewish woman named Jochebed placed her baby into a watertight basket set him adrift down the Nile. That baby was Moses,Show More Summary
The music video for the song “Science” by The Dull-Eyed Llamas is centered around an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine called “The Door Opener.” Various parts of the machine move about the room for the duration of the song before the machine finally opens the door. The Dull-Eyed Llamas album If You Wanna Know… is available now. […]
Matzo, the plagues, and even the burning bush make the cut in this video.
Who knew the Plague of Blood could be so fun. Students at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Cleveland created a Rube Goldberg Machine that covers the highlights of the Passover story, complete with falling Matzo crackers as part of the … Read more ›
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“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
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
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.
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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...
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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