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Pythagora Switch. Simply Amazing! Answered

Got this link from a friend. Some japanese kid show with Rube Goldberg-ish setups.

Whoever set these things definitely have lots of patience : -)

I love the one with the magnets at 2:16

Which is your favorite..?



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Goodhart (author)2007-09-20

Mythbusters did a section on a RubeGoldburg once, but I can't remember exactly why they did it LOL I just remember that is was extremely frustrating for them to get it to work all the way to the end.

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iamaqtpoo (author)Goodhart2011-03-25

Yikes my son (me, ha!) has to build one. This should prove interesting!

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2007-09-20
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Goodhart (author)gyromild2007-09-20

You should have seen the show. They had MAJOR problems getting that contraption to work :-)

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Kiteman (author)2007-09-20

There was an old BBC2 short film called Chain Reaction, very much like this but longer (5-10 minutes) and larger (it filled a warehouse floor).

I'm sure it's downloadable somewhere, but they also turned it into a Honda advert many years later.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2007-09-20

Actually - a video like that would makea great Instructable challenge!

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whatsisface (author)Kiteman2007-09-20

YEAH! A Rube Goldberg competition!

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Kiteman (author)whatsisface2007-09-20

I found <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.videosift.com/video/A-pyromaniacs-Rube-Goldberg-chain-reaction">part of the video</a>!<br/>

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2007-09-20

I found the rest on sale - anybody got$280 spare?

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2007-09-20

. It's available, at the same site, on DVD, for a tenth the price.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2007-09-20

Oops, Yoda I am becoming!

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NachoMahma (author)whatsisface2007-09-20

. Now that would really bring out the creativity. That sounds like a GREAT idea.

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gyromild (author)Kiteman2007-09-20

Definitely a great challenge!
But I also foresee spin-offs, how NOT to do it videos of frustrated folks smashing their setups :-)

That would be fun too..LOL

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Firebert010 (author)2007-09-20

Someone has too much free time. Great video. Nice find.

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