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Half Life 2 Rube Goldberg Contraptions


Ramen Cooking Rube Goldberg-like Video


Easter Themed Rube Goldberg Machine


Nearness, A Wireless Rube Goldberg Machine


Rube Goldberg Breakfast Machine


Make Podcast: Rube Goldberg Contraption Machine Made Out Of Sticks And Stones


Rube Goldberg-esque Room


Lego Rube Goldberg Machine


Trumer Beer Rube Goldberg Machine


Rube Goldberg Music Video

Did I miss a good one? Let me know, below!

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.seitz David Seitz

    Although it a commercial for Honda I enjoy this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEF0cg1j35o

  • http://twitter.com/dethe Dethe Elza

    Can’t see the breakfast machine video. Was it the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang breakfast machine (http://www.traileraddict.com/clip/chitty-chitty-bang-bang/breakfast-machine) or the Wallace and Gromit breakfast machine? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk6zbY8i4_8)

    • http://smragan.com Sean Michael Ragan

      Aye, sorry, was afraid that might happen. Are you trying to view it on an iPad or other iDevice? That one video is hosted on a Netherlands-based streaming site that does not seem to provide the new HTML-5 compatible video support that iPads require. And no, unfortunately, it isn’t either of the machines you’ve linked. Here’s a direct link to the video that might work for ya, though:


  • http://www.hawidu.com/ Brad Czerniak

    Speaking of breakfast machines, how about the BTTF breakfast machine, or Peter Griffin’s?

  • http://twitter.com/jamiezigelbaum Jamie Zigelbaum

    I helped build the OK Go RGM, we studied the RGMs from PythagoraSwitch http://vimeo.com/13420214 to gain inspiration. They are wonderful.

  • http://www.advancedwebads.com/sc/164 Randy Addison

    This is so cool! I like the Japanese Rude Goldburg machines. Such a long journey for just preparing a bowl of ramen. lol

  • https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmvWRdpPCjZ4rTWP3JhElujQdKd-60IYwU paul

    Since Nearness uses a Transport for London Oyster card, I would contend that it is a Heath Robinson machine, not a Rube Goldberg one. (I would have said the same thing about Creme that Egg, but Kraft own Cadbury now).

  • http://www.facebook.com/busby.daniel Daniel Busby

    Also done by Syyn Labs:

  • Anonymous

    Check out mine!

    Almost 2000 hits on YouTube!
    Check out others under my username “asmakin”

  • http://profiles.google.com/bettina.zinsli Bettina Zinsli

    I really like Fischli Weiss’s “Lauf der Dinge” or “The Way things go”. They two Swiss artists who make great Rube Goldberg machines.

  • http://twitter.com/lfsz_mousetrap Mark Perez

    you missed this one

    built years before OK GO…

  • jshof45

    the mythbuster’s mentos and diet coke one is awesome

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