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Seiko made this miniature Rube Goldberg machine using 1,200 mechanical watch components

By Shawn Knight
Mar 20, 2016
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  1. I've long had a fascination with Rube Goldberg machines for which I blame The Incredible Machine. The formula for a great Rube Goldberg machine – at least, in my opinion – is simple: the bigger, the better. As this video from Seiko demonstrates, however, complexity often trumps size.

    An advertisement for the Japanese watch company, this miniature Rube Goldberg machine was crafted using 1,200 individual mechanical watch components with some as small as 0.7mm across. Sure, it's a bit disappointing that human intervention is required at times, especially when it seems a mechanical workaround could have been used, but it's neat nevertheless.

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  2. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,218   +1,244

    The song is epic win!
     
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  3. Taffytoes

    Taffytoes TS Rookie

    I would love to know what the song was!
     
  4. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    作曲:服部真二(セイコーCEO)/作詞:セイコー社員/うた:やくしまるえつこ
    Composition: Shinji Hattori (Seiko CEO) / Lyrics: Seiko employees / song: Etsuko Yakushimaru
     
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  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,682   +787

    Very nice creation and the song was excellent. I was only a little disappointed by the fact that much of it was out of focus, but that is trivial.
     

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