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A Freerunning Extravaganza

"What do you know about Rube Goldberg? This is how we do it -- Freestyle!"
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 11, 2013 - 18 comments

A real page turner

The page turner is a wonderful complex yet compact Rube Goldberg machine. The NYT has a bit of background on the creator behind it.
posted by mathowie on Jan 24, 2012 - 21 comments

family planning, old school

Antique contraception & protection from the disease - (NSFW) male & female methodologies of birth control from antiquity to the 1900s in pictures and text (Translated from Russian) [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Mar 12, 2011 - 19 comments

cooking with contraptions

Top 10 Food-Based Rube Goldberg Machines (videos) If this type of food preparation is too elaborate for your tastes, the Super-Fast Pancake-Sorting Flexpicker Robot might be more to your style.
posted by madamjujujive on Sep 27, 2009 - 31 comments

this is going to change the world ...

Gizmo - using news footage from the 1920s to the 1950s, Howard Smith created an amusing 1977 documentary about contraptions made by the inventors, technophiles, and eccentrics of yesteryear. The last 7 minutes is Letterman interviewing Smith. (Google video, 1 hr., 19 min. Via beans beans good for your heart)
posted by madamjujujive on Apr 24, 2007 - 10 comments

cause and effect contraptions

Incredible Machine 01 - clever Japanese Rube Goldberg type devices in action. Film clip, annoying soundtrack alert. (via digg)
posted by madamjujujive on Apr 7, 2006 - 27 comments

Have you driven a couch lately?

Brent and Eivind's Couchbike Adventure. "In 2002, two intrepid cyclists rode a human powered couch through Maritime Canada." Via Gadling.
posted by mcwetboy on Dec 11, 2004 - 11 comments

Survival Suits, cyborgs and art for our dangerous times

Survival System Train & Other Sculpture - "atomic-powered cyborgs, quasi-animate freight trains, and other absurd and fabulous contraptions populate the universe of Kenji Yanobe. Welcome to the world of the future-past, the unkempt aftermath of Better Living Through Science."
posted by madamjujujive on Mar 15, 2003 - 7 comments

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