Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rube Goldberg machines

When I was in sixth grade, we had an assignment to create a Rube Goldberg machine that would do something useful. I think mine wasn't very good. This one, while it doesn't really do anything useful, is pretty mind-blowing to watch, especially when you know that it all really happened. Yep, no computers used here.



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2 comments:

Forty-two said...

There are quite a few things going on there that are impossible by the laws of physics, The tyres rolling up the ramp or the silencer rolling such a distance. The only way this could have been done without manipulation was if the set was on an incline that we can't see

Jaime said...

Right you are about the tires rolling uphill; they had weights inside them. You can tell by the way they roll. The muffler too was weighted inside. Every part of this really did happen. And it's all 'on the level.' I promise.