Ho. Ly. Cow. Thought Catalog reports, "Artist Scott Weaver recently unveiled “Rolling Through the Bay,” a toothpick Rube Goldberg machine of the Bay Area. A product of 35 years of work and over 100,000 toothpicks, the piece can be explored via a number of ball runs that take you through toothpick replicas of Bay Area sights and attractions."
Q1: In 2011, what's the most inefficient way to take a digital photograph?
A: With a machine that begins with a Polaroid film camera, lots of marbles and dominos, and a 30-second lag time.
Q: In 2011, what's the most awesome way to take a digital photograph?
A: With a machine that begins with a Polaroid film camera, lots of marbles and dominos, and a 30-second lag time!!!!
Pratt grad students Alex Crawford and Austin Nelson built this Rube Goldberg (this thing triggers that thing, etc) photobooth multimedia installation for a class project. A Polaroid camera triggers a row of dominos, invites you to have a seat, and a 30-seconds of simple machines later? Your photo!
Watch the video to see it in action:
With the universal adoration of OkGo's "This Too Shall Pass," March 2010 will forever be the month of the Rube Goldberg machine. So, feast your primed mechanical brains on this - an automatic breakfast machine.
Reminscent of the intro to 1985's Pee Wee's Big Adventure, the machine creates a complete breakfast of fresh-squeezed oj, an omelet, coffee and toast.
Thriller...pshaw. That only required yellow contacts and a bunch of dancing. This, my friends, is the most ambitious music video of the last thirty years.
"When OK Go said they were building a giant Rube Goldberg machine for the new video for 'This Too Shall Pass,' we knew they would have one heck of a surprise in store. Still, the new clip, which debuted Monday evening, went beyond our already lofty expectations. Beginning with a simple toy truck running into dominoes, the nearly four-minute chain reaction is, to put it plainly, astonishingly complex and incredibly fun. "
Pay attention: there's no editing here, at least