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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine

A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately complex contraption in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a domino effect in which activating one device triggers the next device in the sequence. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor of such contraptions, ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-rube-goldberg-machine

The self-operating napkin is a famous cartoon that sums up what Rube Goldberg machines are all about: creating a machine (or contraption or invention or device or apparatus) that uses a chain reaction to accomplish a very simple task in a very complicated manner. For example, the self-operating napkin accomplishes the ...

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Nov 18, 2016 ... You may have heard a convoluted concept described as a "Rube Goldberg" before...then wondered what in the world that meant. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Rube Goldberg as "doing something simple in a very complicated way that is not necessary." Rube Goldberg was also a Pulitzer ...

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ABOUT RUBE. Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist best known for his zany invention cartoons. He was born in San Francisco on the 4th of July, 1883 – and graduated from U. Cal Berkeley with a degree in engineering. ... Rube draws a perpetual motion machine in this 1940 commercial.

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The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is named after the late cartoonist Reuben Lucius Goldberg. Having died in 1970, he lives on in the RGMC as puzzling machines with crazy mechanisms are built in the spirit of his illustrations. For 55 years the award-winning engineer turned cartoonist drew machines and ...

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The ultimate hardcore, athletic freerunning/parcour-style Rube Goldberg machine — built in France, sponsored by Red Bull. Jason Paul is another potential person to help w/the film. Especially when it comes to BIG, special effect set-pcs and stunt work.

www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_simp_machines_lesson05

Sep 28, 2017 ... Through the cartoons of Rube Goldberg, students are engaged in critical thinking about the way his inventions make simple tasks even harder to complete. As the final lesson in the simple machines unit, the study of Rube Goldberg machines can help students evaluate the importance and usefulness of the ...

coolmaterial.com/roundup/rube-goldberg-machines

We normally like to keep things simple and do things the easy way, but we're completely fascinated by Rube Goldberg machines. They require a level of skill and patience we doubt we'll ever posses and they're the ultimate expression of doing something just because you can, as the trademark of the machine is using  ...