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Check out this elaborate page-turning Rube Goldberg machine from Brooklyn area maker Joseph Herscher. The inclusion of fire and trained guinea pig really makes this one stand out. [via PSFK]

Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

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  • Joshua Vance

    Absolutely brilliant.

  • Anonymous

    Well done!

  • Anonymous

    Hilarious. I liked the creative use of the hamster. :-D

  • The Hadars

    Amazing; however cute is the hamster, we think it was mistreated

  • Shoccer

    How’s he going to turn the next page?

    • http://l2ee2l.wordpress.com The Mouse

      My thought exactly. :)

  • http://dremeltool.net dremel tool

    A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you need to publish more on this subject matter, it may not be a taboo matter but generally people do not speak about such topics. To the next! Cheers!!

  • http://geekytechguy.wordpress.com geekytechguy

    Reblogged this on geekytechguy.

  • http://myego1.wordpress.com glenn147

    OUTSTANDING!!! As an old Engineer that has been accused of designing one to many ‘Rube Goldberg’ set-ups…I love it.

  • http://bonzablogger.wordpress.com Bruce

    I just don’t know what to say, but I like it. Bruce

  • http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/ deanjbaker

    have to like this :-)

  • pepin

    I dont think I have the patience to wait. I will just the hand :)

  • http://mackerelskies.wordpress.com mackerelskies

    That is a wonderful buildup.

  • goodoldgirl

    Too cool! :)

  • http://narrowlanes.net Gilberto

    the hamster was hilarious

  • http://allthepines.wordpress.com allthepines

    Reblogged this on allthepines and commented:
    This is just ridiculously amazing. mesmerised. reminds me of playing mouse trap as a kid.

  • http://neverending1.wordpress.com neverending1

    I don’t think I’d want this in my apartment. It looks dangerous with the fire and gasoline next to each other. No way. And the poor hamster jumped when the balls hit the side.

  • http://wheresmytbackandotherstories.wordpress.com wheresmytbackandotherstories

    This is cool until you need to turn the next page. But then again, that’s why it’s just called Page Turner and not Pages Turner, is that it?

  • http://www.dreamzinfra,com Real Estate Bangalore

    Nice implementation………..

  • http://dreamzinfra.co.in/ Real Estate Property in Bangalore for Sale

    Amazingly cool. Cant stop watching the video.

  • http://hendrasofi.wordpress.com hendrasofi

    NICE

  • http://kitfchung.wordpress.com kitfchung

    In the true spirits of Wallace and Gromit! Bravo!

  • http://thepolicetrainingacademy.com Ryan Sprout

    Wow, that’s just great! All that for one page? I don’t know if that’s worth dropping my macbook!

    • http://psidd.wordpress.com pls

      I’m with you there. I don’t care what kind of laptop you have, I don’t think it’s worth the risk of getting totally screwed if something goes wrong. I’m sure they had some soft landing pad, but I still wouldn’t volunteer MY computer for it.

  • http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com The Hook

    Innovation rules!
    I love it when we use our vast intellect to create rather than destroy.

  • http://pursuenatural.wordpress.com pursuenaturalny2008

    Hamsters and machines. Oh my! Innovation is exhilarating. Lets hope this has a patent application.

  • http://falsedivision.wordpress.com Hontz

    How many attempts, approximately, did it take until you made it work the first time? And what was the most difficult part to design?

  • http://beyondanomie.wordpress.com beyondanomie

    Glorious! :D

  • http://millodello.wordpress.com millodello

    What I like is the complete lack of “software”. A, 2.0, version won’t make this one obsolete. Well done.

  • AD

    test

  • blackshepherd

    I’m sorry sir, but that’s just not possible! Nonetheless…IMPRESSIVE…I’m always most impressed by things that are not possible appearing to happen at the behest of fevered minds…Therefore, I know who you work for but I’m not talkin’…are you shittin’ me?

  • http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com ramiungarthewriter

    I do enjoy a good Rube Goldberg machine. And this one was destructively funny.

  • http://woodrtist.wordpress.com WoodRtist

    That is so funny, someone spent some good time to figure all that out.
    Great post.

  • http://thesquareflea.wordpress.com thesquareflea

    How long did it take to perfect this?? It’s absolutely brilliant!

  • http://deafleaks.wordpress.com deafleaks

    Reblogged this on Deaf leaks.

  • http://farital.wordpress.com farlist

    That is awesome! The only thing that would make it better is if it set itself back up.

  • willshakespeare

    Reblogged this on Writer’s Block and commented:
    This is an awesome Rube Goldberg machine; I’m always fascinated with these type of contraptions. Anybody seen the OK Go machine?

  • willshakespeare

    Reblogged this post.

  • http://www.grumpajoesplace.com Grumpa Joe

    Engineers have a wacky and weird sense of fun. I love it.

  • http://manyno.com Meena

    Very creative job :X I loved it

  • http://ekoshland.wordpress.com bluepearlgirl’s world

    Reblogged this on bluepearlgirl's world and commented:
    I dont usually re-blog unless it is truly spectacular. This i am re-bloging because of the sheer genius and effort & thought that it must of taken to put this together. Bravo. very clever!

  • http://salalahbattleforjustice.wordpress.com aso127

    This is really a good work. I appreciate your efforts behind that. Have a great day!

  • http://freepagenumbers.wordpress.com The Dandy Lion

    Love it!

  • http://douglerner.wordpress.com Doug Lerner

    Ooh. I want one.

    Great!

    doug

  • http://www.sexshop-bucuresti.com/ deaas

    Goldberg Machine super good i like and i need have a nice day

  • Real Estate Bangalore

    everything is fear…………

  • http://www.taipeisleep.com/ 台北民宿

    Nice!!:D

  • http://thepsychlops.wordpress.com thepsychlops

    Reblogged this on The Psychlops and commented:
    Amazing!!! :D

  • http://raptureisdead.wordpress.com raptureisdead

    That was incredible. My mind is blown

  • http://evatenter.wordpress.com evatenter

    Reblogged this on Eva Tenter and commented:
    A very fun video to light up your Monday!

  • http://bigbagsofun.wordpress.com Bagman

    Love it! Especially the duct tape and the guinea pig.

  • http://cuttingedgecreativity.wordpress.com cuttingedgecreativity

    Nifty, but to bad it’s pretty inefficient, since he’d need to set that up for every page. It also takes too long for the page to turn. Not to mention, ouch about the laptop dropping on the ground!

  • http://gottatrainhard.wordpress.com Joe

    Reblogged this on You Only Live Once, Train Hard. and commented:
    This video had me cracking up at my desk!

  • http://smarttactics.wordpress.com smarttactics

    Absolutely great! Loved the thought that was put into this and can only imagine how many times it had to be ran through to get it 100%. Amazing.

  • http://jseaford.wordpress.com James’ Stuff

    Wicked! :) Best way I’ve procrastinated all day.

  • http://rearnaked.wordpress.com joshsamani

    Absolutely astonishing! The hamster really did it for me :)

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