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Rube Goldberg engineering

Post by spinningmagnets » Feb 26 2010 7:29pm

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist who drew overly-elaborate contraptions that were much more complex than neccessary in order to perfrom a simple task.

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How Rube Goldberg gets the blinds to open so the sun wakes him up in the morning

http://www.chilloutzone.de/files/player ... CejXnHAS/c

If you liked that, here's the Honda "cog" commercial

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 483872237#

Goldberg cocktail pouring machine

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1497920/t ... g_machine/

From the movie "Waiting", how Rube Goldberg pours a beer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAQ_c1C1JfQ

From busted_bike, the band "OK Go" performing This Too Shall Pass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w
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Re: Rube Goldberg engineering

Post by TPA » Feb 27 2010 9:02am

paper bag would not hold water unless coated. :D

Magnifying glass would not burn hole in bag as long as there is water in it. :D :D

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Post by slayer » Feb 27 2010 1:39pm

Maybe he could put rice instead :D

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Re: Rube Goldberg engineering

Post by gilnet » Feb 27 2010 4:21pm

Nice critique,It was HUMOR.people in the thirties laughed wthout worrying about the tecnicalities.

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Re: Rube Goldberg engineering

Post by spinningmagnets » Feb 27 2010 6:51pm

In looking up info and a pic for this thread, I was suprised to find out most of his cartoons had a seed of satire and were making fun of how government operates. A friend sent me the window blinds video, and I thought there must be many young posters who've never heard of RG, and may have not seen these videos yet...harmless fun.

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Re: Rube Goldberg engineering

Post by AussieJester » Feb 27 2010 7:31pm

The windows blinds is freakin INSANE toooooo much time on there hands but very impressive none the less...After seeing LiveForPhysics efforts with that physics game he posted awhile back i reckon he could come up with some pretty cool "Rube Goldberg" contraptions!

The Honda ad also screened here in OZ...

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Post by mwkeefer » Feb 27 2010 9:43pm

RG was either the inspiration or the actual author for the famous and memorable contraptions used in the Tom and Jerry cartoons... overly complicated, psuedo functional but freakin hilarious!

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I wouldn't put my shoes on without socks and I'm a Tasmanian
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Re: Rube Goldberg engineering

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College students and Coca-Cola...Fast forward to 1:33...


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Post by Hillhater » Oct 15 2012 1:11am

Have you seen any of the "Wallace and Gromit" animations from Nick Park ?
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Post by The fingers » Oct 15 2012 8:25am

Wonder if he designed the Mouse Trap board game of the '60s? 8)
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Re: Rube Goldberg engineering

Post by spinningmagnets » Apr 02 2013 7:51pm

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This is also how an old water-wheel/steam-engine hammer-mill crushes ore from big rocks into small one. Its how cams were invented long before cars.

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Post by TylerDurden » Apr 02 2013 11:22pm

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Re: Rube Goldberg engineering

Post by busted_bike » Apr 03 2013 10:57am

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

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Post by salty9 » Apr 03 2013 9:01pm

drifter wrote:I wouldn't put my shoes on without socks and I'm a Tasmanian
As we would say in the states may be a tad too much inside baseball.

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Dozens of "Rube Goldberg" devices on this facebook page:

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