Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Record-Breaking Rube Goldberg Machine Pops Balloon in 300 Steps

Via Wired.

Rube Goldberg machines make accomplishing a simple task — like putting a stamp on an envelope — an over-engineered marathon of moving parts. This year’s Rube Goldberg Machine Contest held at Purdue University featured one of the most complex contraptions yet: The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers created a machine that blew up and popped a balloon in a winding 300 steps, breaking the team’s own Guinness world record for largest Rube Goldberg machine

Hat tip to my Dad and Adrian Sinnott!

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