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Author Topic: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines  (Read 16012 times)

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10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« on: April 07, 2006, 11:12:30 PM »
This is a really lovely collection of tons of videos of rube goldberg machines (elaborate contraptions usually featuring a ball moving through some intricate devices).

Bet you can't watch just 10 - they are addicting.



from lots of sources

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2006, 03:26:13 AM »
Thanks, great find - fun to watch, just the female voice saying something over and over again is a bit annoying... but I fixed that by muting the sound :D (I wonder if those Japanese texts means "Am I cool or what?" ;) )

He surely was influenced by "Der Lauf der Dinge/The Way Things Go": http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt0094300/ They were not using mechanics only but lots of chemical reactions too, awesome to watch! 30 minutes non-stop chain-reactions!
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« Last Edit: April 08, 2006, 03:30:41 AM by brotherS »

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006, 05:11:51 AM »
WONDERFUL way to start my saturday morning :D
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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006, 06:03:44 AM »
That was great! Thanks

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006, 06:07:37 AM »
I wonder if Rube Goldberg made those kind of machines before the Danish Robert Storm Petersen...  ;)
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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006, 06:11:17 AM »
I'm sure most of you have already seen this, but if you haven't; do yourself a favor and check out the Honda Cog comercial. I'ts amazing.



Long story short: it's a 2 minutes long real Rube Goldberg using a bunch of honda car/parts to release a banner. It took 606 'takes' to make it right!

ebaums world link
ebaums world flash file (because their video window is so small)
And an article about the comercial

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2006, 06:14:09 AM »

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2006, 06:18:32 AM »
Storm P was born in 1882, while Rube was born 1883 :P - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_P

edit: *grmbl*, go and fix the : P  smiley so it looks like a normal smiley. please :)
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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2006, 06:29:25 AM »
I'm sure most of you have already seen this, but if you haven't; do yourself a favor and check out the Honda Cog comercial. I'ts amazing.

Thanks for that I hadn't seen it before - how fantastic!!

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2006, 10:02:39 AM »
If you like that cool Honda commercial try to get your hands on "Der Lauf der Dinge/The Way Things Go" that I mentioned above! 30 instead of 2 minutes - AND they use chemical reactions too!
:D  :Thmbsup:

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2006, 11:45:05 AM »
If you like that cool Honda commercial try to get your hands on "Der Lauf der Dinge/The Way Things Go" that I mentioned above! 30 instead of 2 minutes - AND they use chemical reactions too!
:D  :Thmbsup:

i've got it and it certainly is the definitive thing to watch in this category.

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2006, 01:42:59 AM »
Quote
I wonder if those Japanese texts means "Am I cool or what?"

No, the text is ピタゴラ (pitagora) スィッチ (suiichi).  This is Japanese (Katakana) for Pythagoras Switch...the Japanese term for a Rube Goldberg machine like the ones in the video.

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2006, 04:08:37 AM »
If you like that cool Honda commercial try to get your hands on "Der Lauf der Dinge/The Way Things Go" that I mentioned above! 30 instead of 2 minutes - AND they use chemical reactions too!
:D  :Thmbsup:

If anyone wants to get a copy of this is is available at http://www.dvdpacifi...om/item.asp?ID=28385 but I'm not sure I want to pay for a one of curiosty on DVD. It is also available at http://www.dvdsoon.c...tails.xml?uid=101248 and http://www.amazon.ca...idos/ASIN/B00005UW7W (on DVD and VHS)

Ironically it doesn't seem to be available in Germany!
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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2006, 08:47:20 AM »
Like the Rube Goldberg devices I am also intrested in Perpetual Motion Machines.
Free Energy-Machines.

I was reading an article the other day, about NanoTech "Quantum Mechanics" and "String Theory" Which I think a very good representation is a fractal a created
http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?ID=324811&SubGal=Fractles.

The smaller we go into the Quantum Field there is no heat, no vibration, no resistance, wires that regenerates and none of the things that cause major problems for those of us not in the Quantum level.

So imagine if you will,... those Perpetual Motion Machines in the Quantum Realm, spinning forever and creating free energy, for you and I too use.

Everything that takes a battery, cell phones,PDA's even our cars, because at the Quantum level you can 1,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000 to billions of little power cells powering our homes our cars,cell phones, PDA running on free energy.

Just you wait, it will happen in our life time.
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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2006, 12:22:07 PM »
Okay, so I must admit that I'm not a wizard at Quantum Mechanics :), but I seriously doubt that we'll ever see perpetual motion. Even if it was possible (which I doubt; that would mean infinite and ever-growing energy in the universe), you can be sure as hell big corporations would be willing to get rid of anybody making serious breakthroughs.
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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2006, 12:53:25 PM »
hahaha :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME211CawFk8

I dunno why but this cracks me up.

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Re: 10 minute video of Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2006, 05:34:40 PM »
f0dder
Well you maybe correct. however.
Look at the computer. It was only Big corprations that had them, now we  have them.
hmmm,...Intresting ,...hmmm