Wednesday, October 28, 2015

World's Slowest Rube Goldberg Machine

How would you design a chain reaction that takes six weeks to complete? Bob Partington of Field Day did it. My question was how they expect us to sit through the video! But that’s easy, because parts of it are time-lapse, with a clock in the corner to indicate which parts, and how much time is sped up. Part of this involves filling a trough with enough molasses to float a boat. Slowly. A tortoise has to carry the ball for a while. Popsicles have to melt. And the last “slowness” gimmick is a real doozy. Partington has another video in which he explains the design process. (via Viral Viral Videos)

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