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Rube Goldberg Machine – Inspiration

Wikipedia: “A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970).”

Bekijk hier enkele voorbeelden van Rube Goldberg Machine’s.

The ‘Original’ Version

Der Lauf der Dinge
Peter Fischli and David Weiss, 1987 (…is niet langer beschikbaar vanwege een auteursrechtclaim door T&C FILM AG)
Youtube Search ‘Lauf der Dinge 1987’

The Contemporay Versions

OK GO – This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass – Behind the Scenes

Melvin the Machine
by HeyHeyHey

and a ‘live performance’ of Melvin

Melvin the Mini Machine

Red Bull made some nice ‘human powered’ RGM’s:

The Athlete Machine – Red Bull Kluge

The Athlete Machine – Behind the Scenes

Human-Powered Freerunning Machine

The Art & Design Version

Rube Goldberg Machine by Art & Design @ ROCvA
by the DRAGONs

And a Silees Workshop // Amsterdam Maker Festival Version

By Silees Workshop, with the help of students Art & Design and others

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Der Lauf Der Dinge (4x Faster and to the tune of the II movement of the Gogol Suite by Alfred Schnittke)

Der Lauf der Dingen (Fischli & Weiss, 1987; fast motion) + Gogol Suite, III mov. (Alfred Schnittke, 1980) This version of “Der Lauf Der Dinge” is 4x faster than the Original and is set to the tune of the II movement of the Gogol Suite by Alfred Schnittke.

Rube Goldberg Machine – 1e jaar (DRAGONs)

This project was inspired by the OK GO video ‘This Too Shall Pass’. A first year project because ‘it’s very educational’ because of experimental problem-solving, finding less obvious solutions, small teams that work on one big chainreaction, SWOT-analyses, designstages, etc. Filming the result and the process will provide material for the next Digital Design Project.
Many hours of work, over 30 takes to get it ‘right’, but here you go: 30 seconds of smooth kinetic transitions…
Music credits: ‘Norman’ by The Glimmer