Watching a Rube Goldberg machine in action what I imagine it’s like to be inside Gary Busey’s head for a few minutes. It’s fucking crazy and awesome all at the same time.

Take a look at these cool Rube Goldberg Machines, and try not to think about Gary Busey.

1. La Macchina Botanica at Venice Biennale

A Rube Goldberg machine made at the Venice Biennale, 2011. Constructed in 5 days with the help of 40 local kids, at the Greenhouse of the Venice Giardini. Designed by Joseph Herscher, with construction assistance from Mauro Delley, Michaela Intra and Elisa Paulin.

2. The Page Turner

Joseph Herscher takes a sip of his coffee, pulling string thereby tipping paintings. Balls roll down paintings, lighting burner to boil water causing books to tip. Vase and computer get knocked off the table, releasing tape to open front page of newspaper.

3. 2D Photography Rube Goldberg Machine

This is a Photography-themed Rube Goldberg Machine.

4. The Falling Water

This is a machine that makes a cocktail called a Falling Water. I made it in the garage at our Flat.

5. The Athlete Machine – Red Bull Kluge

Derived from the German adjective Klug (meaning “clever”), Red Bull Kluge combines complex machinery patched together with the energy and prowess of world-class athletes, to see what happens when physics gets physical.

6. Mécaniques Discursives [work in progress]

Project of audiovisual installation by Fred Penelle & Legoman. Video by Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), March 2012 at the Fred’s workshop (Brussels).

7. Melvin the Mini Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Early 2012, HEYHEYHEY had some time to spare and they felt the need to challenge themselves once again, so they set out to build another one of their chain reaction machines called Melvin.

8. LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) Layout 2012.9

“100 feet of a ball-moving assembly line, constructed over 600 hours, with each new turn representing another ingenious mechanism in moving and sorting.” (via

9.OK Go – This Too Shall Pass

The official video for the recorded version of “This Too Shall Pass” off of the album “Of the Blue Colour of the Sky”. The video was filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The “machine” was designed and built by the band, along with members of Syyn Labs over the course of several months.

10. Steve Price (aka “Sprice”) Shows Off His Complex Rube Goldberg Machine

Sprice shows off his innovative design and complex gadgets that performing a simple task: getting a soccer ball into the goal!

11. Dog Goldberg Machine

Beneful takes play to new places with this inventive Dog Goldberg machine powered by dogs and their favorite toys.

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