Thursday, May 12, 2016

Magnets and Marbles in Motion shared this great and funny video of a kind of Rube Goldberg machine.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a long mechanical process with no great purpose except fun. In Danish this is called a "Storm P. Maskine", after the comic Storm P. who did the same thing in Denmark. The two men were actually born almost at the same time, 1882/1883, so I'm not sure who invented it.

Rube Goldberg

Storm P.


Tommy said...

I love Rube Goldberg machines. Actually I think he just might make a good President in this Good Old U.S. of A..

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

They've had worse. Oh wait, he's dead. Well, they've still had worse. :-)

(Sorry folks. Obviously I am talking about a (name of the opposite party of yours) president!

TC [Girl] said...

This was so cool!! Can't imagine how much time it must have taken to set all those pieces up, "just so!" Amazing!!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I agree, the exceptional precision of this one is part of what makes it a very unusual Rube machine.