DIY Friday: Rube Goldberg Machine


The "This Too Shall Pass" music video by the band OK Go is impressive. It features a Rube Goldberg Machine produced with the help of MIT students and alumni, it was put up on YouTube in March and has since garnered more than 11 million views. Sure, that’s nowhere near the new record set by Lady Gaga’s "Bad Romance" video (187 million and counting). Posting music videos helps sell records. EMI had a problem with that, so OK Go is on its now. Good for them.

OK Go’s Web site has a wonderful interactive floor map to keep you busy.


Very cool. Watch this video of how to build one with kids. Check out Argonne National Laboratory’s contest for high schools, and, of course, Purdue’s Rube Goldberg Contest is one of the best for college students.

Need ideas? Poke around the Instructables site.