This tabletop Rube Goldberg machine took three months to perfect

By Shawn Knight
Feb 9, 2018
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  1. What looks to be a collection of random odds and ends sprawled about a table is actually three months of tireless work and planning.

    YouTube user Kaplamino recently shared this chain reaction video showcasing what is essentially a 2D version of a Rube Goldberg machine. Pencils, scissors, fidget spinners, coins, dominoes, pieces of wood and more were painstakingly arranged on a tilted plane. Once set in motion, inertia and gravity take the marble – and viewers – on a wild ride that’s far more complex than initially meets the eye.

    Kaplamino said the hardest part was finding different ways of having the marble ride up along the table. Because everything has to be triggered by the lightweight marble, the tricks were very unstable. The YouTuber estimates that most of the more than 500 fails happened when an element fell down earlier than expected.

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  2. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Guru Posts: 306   +69

    This is effing FABULOUS. Kudos to Kaplamino!
    killmess likes this.
  3. Potato Judge

    Potato Judge TS Booster Posts: 136   +62

    Somehow this reminds me of that 123456789101112 song... lol.
  4. ypsylon

    ypsylon TS Booster Posts: 127   +27

    Freaking amazing. Downloaded, re-watching it...

    That was certainly full-time job to get everything in order and perfectly synchronize every piece & movement. :thumbsup:

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