This unnecessarily complicated pancake-making device would do Wallace…

The Happy Egg Company took their cues for their Pancake-omatic from the cracking contraptions of Wallace and Gromit. It took engineers 200 hours to construct and 100 hours to test this pancake making device, which starts when the enthroned hen lays an egg. It's pretty to look at, but the real question is: are the… » 2/10/13 8:30am 2/10/13 8:30am

Engineers light a menorah with a Rube Goldberg Machine, a robotic arm,…

The first night of Hanukkah is less than a week away, and the engineers of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, are getting ready with their unnecessarily complicated menorah lighting system, in which a Rube Goldberg device triggers a robotic arm, and nitroglycerin provides the fire. » 12/02/12 1:00pm 12/02/12 1:00pm

Rube Goldberg machine is the world's most complicated page-turning…


For those days when you can't be bothered to turn the newspaper page with your hands, but can be bothered to build a complicated contraption, artist Joseph Herscher has devised the ultimate page-turning Rube Goldberg machine, powered by pool balls, a chubby hamster, and fire. [via Laughing Squid] » 1/14/12 5:00pm 1/14/12 5:00pm