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#10

Half Life 2 Rube Goldberg Contraptions

#9

Ramen Cooking Rube Goldberg-like Video


#8

Easter Themed Rube Goldberg Machine


#7

Nearness, A Wireless Rube Goldberg Machine


#6

Rube Goldberg Breakfast Machine

#5

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


#4

Rube Goldberg-esque Room


#3

Lego Rube Goldberg Machine


#2

Trumer Beer Rube Goldberg Machine


#1

Rube Goldberg Music Video

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

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. David Seitz says:

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

  2. Dethe Elza says:

    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)

    1. 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://blip.tv/play/gck0gaLaVwI%2Em4v

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

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

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

  6. paul says:

    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).

  7. Daniel Busby says:

    Also done by Syyn Labs:

  8. Anonymous says:

    Check out mine!

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

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

  10. Mark Perez says:

    you missed this one

    http://www.lifesizemousetrap.org
    built years before OK GO…

  11. jshof45 says:

    the mythbuster’s mentos and diet coke one is awesome

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