23 June 2008
Rube Goldberg apparatuses
I don't know the backstory as to whether this video is a compilation of entries in a competition or perhaps part of an advertising promotion (the repetitive musical ditty makes me favor the latter). The result is 9 minutes of clever adaptations of mechanics, using not only the conventional marbles on ramps and dominoes toppling one another, but springs and books and hammers, and weight-powered fans, and on and on and on.
The music accompanying the video is somewhat annoying; there's a similar (but not identical video at THIS LINK that mutes out the repetitive portion of the music.