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The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal

The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal
You know how it is. You’re working hard at the office, and then you get hungry. But if you stop your work to get some food, your productivity will suffer. What can you do? You either…

This Rube Goldberg Machine Takes 9 Minutes to Pour a Glass of Lemonade

This Rube Goldberg Machine Takes 9 Minutes to Pour a Glass of Lemonade
When you could just walk over to the fridge, nine minutes seems like a long time to wait for a glass of lemonade. In this case, it’s totally worth it. What you are looking at is…
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This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser
What if I told you that it takes a full five minutes to get a single piece of tape out of this insane Rube Goldberg machine? Hey, it’s about the journey, not the tape. At least…

Relax and Enjoy This Rube Goldberg Machine

Relax and Enjoy This Rube Goldberg Machine
I’ve always wanted to build my own Rube Goldberg machine. Sadly I lack the free time and the expertise, but maybe I could build a 2D version like this one day. Who am I kidding? This…

This Role of Tape Rolling Through an Obstacle Course Is So Cool

This Role of Tape Rolling Through an Obstacle Course Is So Cool
Give a geek some cardboard, wood, and a roll of tape and he will cook up a very slick little obstacle course for said roll of tape. I don’t know what it is about this course…

The Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine Is Good for Any Morning

The Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine Is Good for Any Morning
Two friends worked together to make this cool Rube Goldberg machine designed to fix breakfast for their wives. Peter Browne designed the mechanics, while his friend Mervyn Huggett handled the electronics. The idea is to make…

LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible

LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible
Last year we featured Dexter Industries’ Bookreader, a device mostly made of LEGO and a Raspberry Pi that can read text from a Nexus 7 tablet. It seems like the contraption was a hit, but people…

LEGO & Raspberry Pi Reads eBooks Aloud: eReader Reader

LEGO & Raspberry Pi Reads eBooks Aloud: eReader Reader
Dexter Industries makes a Raspberry Pi add-on called BrickPi, which connects the ultra cheap computer to LEGO’s NXT Mindstorms parts. To show off what you can do with its kit, they made a robot that reads…

Rube Goldberg Machine Sets World Record

Rube Goldberg Machine Sets World Record
We’ve seen all kinds of crazy Rube Goldberg machines, but this one is breaking records (and bursting balloons.) In fact Purdue University’s Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers broke their own…

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Get the Rube Goldberg Treatment

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets Get the Rube Goldberg Treatment
Sony is getting ready to dip its toes into the tablet market with a pair of Android-powered tablets called the S1 and S2. The tablets are likely to be overpriced as much Sony gear is, but…

Great Ball Contraption is Boring and Mind-Blowing at the Same Time

Great Ball Contraption is Boring and Mind-Blowing at the Same Time
Here’s a nerdy a sub-genre in an already geeky genre: some Lego Mindstorms enthusiasts all over the world love creating Great Ball Contraptions, or GBCs – a large, modular machine that does nothing but transport balls…

Rube Goldberg Breakfast Machine Cobbled Together From Household Items: Instructions Please!

Rube Goldberg Breakfast Machine Cobbled Together From Household Items: Instructions Please!
For so long, the breakfast options of lazy people like me were severely limited: either eat something that you only need to take out of its package, something with no cooking or preparation required, or wait…
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