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Members of my hackerspace built a Peep-themed Rube Goldberg machine:

Recently a group of folks got together at the Hack Factory, a local hacker space in Minneapolis to create a Rube Goldberg Peep diorama for the local news paper contest. It took many days to built and prep, and about 5.5 hours before we got one complete run done. It was a lot of fun, and I would encourage others to do the same!

(For some reason we’ve been hoarding several cases of peeps in our walk-in safe. Glad they were used for something cool!)

See the Flickr photoset for more deets.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • http://twitter.com/briandoom Brian Doom (@briandoom)

    If this whets your appetite for more DIY camera / grip gear, there’s a really good book on the subject:

    http://www.dvcamerarigs.com/

    I’ve made about a third of the things in here and used them on film shoots, I highly recommend it.

  • http://twitter.com/briandoom Brian Doom (@briandoom)

    oopS! that was meant for the SLR jib article ! ;)

  • http://www.fab-favreau.com Chris

    Funny… I thought some destruction of peeps was going to happen!

    How about electricity and peeps.

    Tesla Coil + Peep = ?

  • TG2

    Did someone screw up the Roman Numeral Date in the opening sequence? or is the pattern significant?
    MXLMVIII is not valid. If you were trying for 1968 … MXMLXVIII
    M 1000,
    XL 40
    M 1000
    VIII 8
    1000 +8 -40 +1000

    • TG2

      Sorry.. meant.. 1968 … MCMLXVII

      MXM would’ve been 1990 :( and the lxviii then becomes invalid. :)

      • TG2

        CRAP .. and now missing the last i on the 8!
        MCMLXVIII

        did I fudge it THAT time? :( need coffee! :( next thing I’ll go look and see that I need to roast more beans… that’d be my luck!

      • Allana Olson

        Wow – The detail. The roman numeral is ripped off of an actual WB opening frame. I didn’t have time to do the math to the right year.