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Massive Rube Goldberg Chain Reaction for A-Trak & Tommy Trash’s ‘Tuna Melt’

Massive Rube Goldberg Chain Reaction for A Trak & Tommy Trashs Tuna Melt Rube Goldberg machines music video kinetic dominoes

Massive Rube Goldberg Chain Reaction for A Trak & Tommy Trashs Tuna Melt Rube Goldberg machines music video kinetic dominoes

Massive Rube Goldberg Chain Reaction for A Trak & Tommy Trashs Tuna Melt Rube Goldberg machines music video kinetic dominoes

Here’s a fun new music video for A-Trak & Tommy Trash’s ‘Tuna Melt‘. The Rube Goldberg device moves through almost every room of the The Ohage House in St. Paul, MN as dominoes crash, paper airplanes fly, and submarines chug along underwater. I couldn’t say for sure if it was all shot in one take, but there are some fantastic sequences regardless. The video was directed by Ryan Staake and most of the dominoes and other kinetic devices were created by Tim Fort. (via booooooom)

Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg: A Gravity-Defying Chain Reaction

Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg: A Gravity Defying Chain Reaction Rube Goldberg machines magnets gravity

It’s been a while since we’ve had a quality Rube Goldberg device here on Colossal and it appears the folks over at Toronto-based 2D House have stepped up to the challenge. Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg is an extremely slick chain reaction aided by magnets and all matter of visual trickery. Just watch, try to guess which way is up, and have your mind blown. 2d House has also produced a number of other Rube Goldberg devices which you can see here. (via colossal submissions)

A Postcard Writing Rube Goldberg Machine in a Suitcase

A Postcard Writing Rube Goldberg Machine in a Suitcase video art Rube Goldberg machines

A Postcard Writing Rube Goldberg Machine in a Suitcase video art Rube Goldberg machines

A Postcard Writing Rube Goldberg Machine in a Suitcase video art Rube Goldberg machines

As the sun regrettably sets on the art of letter writing, the inventive folks at design studio HEYHEYHEY have pieced together a clever contraption that promises to keep the art of travel postcards a thing of the present. Kind of. Melvin the Traveling Mini Machine is an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine that fits in a pair of suitcases that executes the simple task of “writing” and stamping a postcard of your choice, that is, if the absurdly elaborate sequence of steps goes off without a hitch. Whether or not these suitcases will make it through TSA remains to be seen. The piece is a sequel to a much larger device from early last year by a similar name, Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine. (via core77)

New OK Go Music Video Features Over 1,000 Musical Instruments Hit By A Moving Vehicle

New OK Go Music Video Features Over 1,000 Musical Instruments Hit By A Moving Vehicle Rube Goldberg machines

New OK Go Music Video Features Over 1,000 Musical Instruments Hit By A Moving Vehicle Rube Goldberg machines

New OK Go Music Video Features Over 1,000 Musical Instruments Hit By A Moving Vehicle Rube Goldberg machines

Like the rest of the internet I’ve long been a fan of OK Go’s zany music videos using stop motion animation, Rube Goldberg machines, and staggering amounts of camera tricky and choreography. This latest video for their track Needing/Getting is no exception. Via YouTube:

OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck.

What an outstanding video. It’s hard to believe their last clip hit the web less than a week ago, a fantastic stop motion piece for Sesame Street. (thnx, David!)

The Page Turner: A New Rube Goldberg Machine from Joseph Herscher

The Page Turner: A New Rube Goldberg Machine from Joseph Herscher Rube Goldberg machines machines kinetic sculpture automated

The Page Turner is the latest device from New York born, New Zeland raised, and Brooklyn-based kinetic artist Joseph Herscher who builds elaborate Rube Goldberg machines that use complex chain reactions to complete mundane tasks. Some of Herscher’s effects here are subtle in their brilliance. He often creates small loops where his devices refer back to earlier steps, for instance the final state of step 25 is also used again as part of step 30. You can see more videos of his ingenious work here. (via automata, junk culture)

Cheers! Beautiful viral advert for SHIRO

Cheers! Beautiful viral advert for SHIRO video art Rube Goldberg machines dance commercial cocktails alcohol advertising

Oh this is really special. A long-form, somewhat quirky advertisement for SHIRO, a Japanese brand of shōchū. You’ve probably noticed I kind of have a thing for Rube Goldberg-related related stuff and this is no exception despite its digital interventions. (via booooooom)

Kalle dos Santos for RGB6

Kalle dos Santos for RGB6 tableau Sweden studio Rube Goldberg machines

Kalle dos Santos for RGB6 tableau Sweden studio Rube Goldberg machines

Kalle dos Santos for RGB6 tableau Sweden studio Rube Goldberg machines

Kalle dos Santos for RGB6 tableau Sweden studio Rube Goldberg machines

Love these Rube-Goldbergesque photos by Swedish design firm RGB6.