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08/04/2008 10:19:02 PM · #1
I knwo theres a name for it.

Its a contraption you make where lets say, you have a marble rolling on a plank, it falls into cup that tips over, as it tips over it hits switch which operates a little crane, that dumps sand into a box on a scale, as the box fills with sand the scale does something else, and so on
08/04/2008 10:20:33 PM · #2
Kind of like a domino effect!
08/04/2008 10:23:12 PM · #3
It's actually called the Rube Goldberg. Here is just one of thousands of examples.
08/04/2008 10:24:55 PM · #4
Originally posted by Judi:

It's actually called the Rube Goldberg. Here is just one of thousands of examples.


Thats it!
08/04/2008 10:25:01 PM · #5
I think what you are describing is called a "Rube Goldberg" machine. There use to be a cartoon in the Sunday comic section that would have one of these drawn out and told how ir worked so you could follow the action
08/04/2008 10:32:49 PM · #6
Yep. Rube is a hero of mine. I think he designed the modern photocopier. (Actually, it was Chester Carleton, but he must have been a close relative of Rube!)
08/04/2008 10:37:56 PM · #7
Originally posted by yospiff:

Yep. Rube is a hero of mine. I think he designed the modern photocopier. (Actually, it was Chester Carleton, but he must have been a close relative of Rube!)


Oh...and a cousin to Rubix Cube!!!! Hehehehe...running now!
08/04/2008 10:41:02 PM · #8
If you have the time this is the one to view for its ingenuity and cleverness. Wait for the chessboard part, fantastic execution.
08/04/2008 10:41:33 PM · #9
His English precedent was Heath Robinson.
08/04/2008 10:45:22 PM · #10
Originally posted by Jac:

If you have the time this is the one to view for its ingenuity and cleverness. Wait for the chessboard part, fantastic execution.


Woody scored a goal....but that man has way too much time on his hands!!! Good show though!
08/04/2008 10:45:31 PM · #11
Originally posted by Jac:

If you have the time this is the one to view for its ingenuity and cleverness. Wait for the chessboard part, fantastic execution.


That video features Woody in a cameo role. ;-Þ
08/04/2008 10:50:39 PM · #12
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Originally posted by Jac:

If you have the time this is the one to view for its ingenuity and cleverness. Wait for the chessboard part, fantastic execution.


That video features Woody in a cameo role. ;-Þ

Zip Line Woody! Loved it!

That vid reminds me of when I was a kid and my parents left me alone in the house for long periods of time. >:)
08/04/2008 11:05:24 PM · #13
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Originally posted by Jac:

If you have the time this is the one to view for its ingenuity and cleverness. Wait for the chessboard part, fantastic execution.


That video features Woody in a cameo role. ;-Þ


pug-h, I had asked that question originally, because i was trying to find youtube clips of this japanese show in the afternoons that alsways ends with a rube. more specifically wanted to find that cool 'algorithm dance' they do. My son loves it and we trying to learn how to do it

Algorith Dance NHK
08/04/2008 11:15:17 PM · #14
here is one from honda
08/04/2008 11:29:29 PM · #15
Originally posted by kolasi:


pug-h, I had asked that question originally, because i was trying to find youtube clips of this japanese show in the afternoons that alsways ends with a rube. more specifically wanted to find that cool 'algorithm dance' they do. My son loves it and we trying to learn how to do it

Algorith Dance NHK


Ah, I know what you mean. I think it's called KoroKoro Kakuri. I'll check it later. There are compilation videos available of the NHK bits.
08/04/2008 11:38:08 PM · #16
One of the best PC games ever - that originally caught my attention (and my kids) about 16 yrs ago... The Incredible Machine. Click here to download, and prepare to waste hours/days/weeks/months... :O)
08/04/2008 11:44:18 PM · #17
Purdue University Rube Machine Contest 2008

Official Rube Goldberg Site
08/05/2008 12:01:13 AM · #18
Well, the actual programme name on NHK that ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kolasi is after is "Pita Gora Switch" and the marble segment is "PitaGora Souchi". (The penguin characters are called Pita and Gora. "Souchi" is "device, contraption".)
Page in Japanese here. ;-Þ
08/05/2008 12:03:42 AM · #19
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

here is one from honda


That one, if what I once read on the Internet is true, was actually constructed using only standard parts from an Accord.
08/05/2008 12:10:49 AM · #20
Originally posted by Trinch:

Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

here is one from honda


That one, if what I once read on the Internet is true, was actually constructed using only standard parts from an Accord.


That is correct. It was all accord parts, except there are some parts that aren't really physically true. The tires for one...
08/05/2008 12:32:18 AM · #21
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Well, the actual programme name on NHK that ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kolasi is after is "Pita Gora Switch" and the marble segment is "PitaGora Souchi". (The penguin characters are called Pita and Gora. "Souchi" is "device, contraption".)
Page in Japanese here. ;-Þ


Interesting, I always thought it was a play on words, pythagoras switch. I didn't realize that the characters were named Pita and Gora as well.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMoKAybo1A

Message edited by author 2008-08-05 00:32:36.
08/05/2008 08:07:54 AM · #22
Originally posted by Foolish Ice:


Interesting, I always thought it was a play on words, pythagoras switch. I didn't realize that the characters were named Pita and Gora as well.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMoKAybo1A


Yes, it is a play on the words Pythagoras Switch, as Pythagoras is known as "Pitgorasu" in Japanese. ;-Þ
08/05/2008 09:07:13 AM · #23
Reminds me of a game called Mouse Trap (image). It required a lot of setup and didn't always operate without error, but it was fun.

08/06/2008 12:29:01 AM · #24
Originally posted by roba:

One of the best PC games ever - that originally caught my attention (and my kids) about 16 yrs ago... The Incredible Machine. Click here to download, and prepare to waste hours/days/weeks/months... :O)


....I've been looking for that for YEARS. Thank you SO MUCH.
08/06/2008 03:50:52 AM · #25
Originally posted by roba:

One of the best PC games ever - that originally caught my attention (and my kids) about 16 yrs ago... The Incredible Machine. Click here to download, and prepare to waste hours/days/weeks/months... :O)

I'm assuming that's a PC version (ZIP file) -- any idea if it has any spyware attached or anything?
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