Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rube Goldberg of the Week + Q&A

Allonewordplease is back with a new Rube Goldberg! The creators of Cream that Egg finished this creation that ultimately turns the page of a newspaper. In the process a hamster and falling laptop come into play. With well over 5 million views this viral video shows no sign of stopping. Check it out below.

Would anyone be interested in having a question and answer session? If you need help with a rube goldberg machine for school, for fun, or anything else just post a comment. I'll try to answer as soon as possible.

My Video Categories

I've made so many videos that playlists are starting to help me out with organization. The first playlist I made was just a simple collection of rube goldberg machines that I numbered off by 1 2 3 etc. After starting new a new series called Red VS Blue (Marble Races), I discovered that having all my videos go under a certain category was way more convenient then just having random clips everywhere. Here is a collection of all my playlists. Enjoy.

Rube Goldbergs

Red VS Blue Races

Chain Reactions



Rewind Magic

Post a comment if you have an idea for a new series you want me to do! Thanks for reading. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Wooden Marble Ramps

Today I made some sketchy wooden marble runs. First I smashed a few nails into some boards and stretched rubber bands between them. I decided to make the second one with a different plan. Nails were hit into the board much like the first one, but instead of tying bands between them I fastened "zip ties" to create the track. The end product was useful, even though it didn't look the best. In a future rube goldberg it would make a great time consumer. I might make a video on my second channel DoodleChaos2 showing them in action. Tons of people on youtube have made wire marble contraptions. I've thought about trying to make one but I'm not quite sure how to start. Just another future project possibility. In the meantime, I better start cleaning up after RGM #20. :)

Cream That Egg!

Allonewordplease did an amazing job on this Rube Goldberg that results in smashing an egg. The creativity and length shows it must have taken many days of hard work. My favorite part was at about 1:50 when the marbles appeared to be floating down the glass. Every week I'll be posting new and noteworthy creations for your enjoyment.



I just finished Rube Goldberg #20! It turned out excellent in my opinion. I've been using mostly the same supplies for about a year now and I decided that today would be a good day to shop for some more materials. Mostly wood or metal ramps etc. Hopefully it will add a whole new feel to my videos.

Update: If you want to see how many times I had to reset RGM #20 my new video shows them all: FAILS

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rube Goldberg Tips/Tutorials

After building rube goldbergs for over a year, I have learned many tricks that can help you along the way. If you are looking for help in a school assignment these tips may help.

1. Supplies - Finding good supplies is essential before starting to build. If everything isn't easy to access right next to your working area you will find yourself getting frustrated. Useful tools such as dominos or wooden blocks will make up the majority of your creation. 

2. Popsicle Sticks - Mass amounts of any object can be very useful. My favorite is popsicle sticks. To learn how to make a simple chain reaction using nothing but dominos and some popsicle sticks click this link: VIDEO

3. Simple Trigger - One of the easiest ways to start a rube goldberg is with a ping pong ball rolling down a ramp. The possibilities after that are endless. In this video I demonstrate how to simply trigger a new step in the chain reaction. Link: VIDEO

4. AutoTilt - I commonly use a simple time consumer that I call "autotilt". It works by having a ball roll down a tilted ramp. On the other end of the ramp is a counterweight. When the ball knocks over the counterweight the center of gravity shifts and the ball rolls back to the other end. Click here to see it in action: VIDEO

Other Useful Links:

Location and Materials

Domino Wall Tutorial

Rolling Tube

What I Do

"A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction."

Hello everybody! I'm fascinated by cool contraptions called Rube Goldberg Machines. If you don't know what they are, check out this example below. 

My channel has been gradually growing for a few years now and it's getting exciting. I'm finding more and more people that enjoy watching these and building them like me. Any new videos that are released on my channel will now be posted here also. So if you want to be notified go ahead and follow me if you want. I read all comments so if you have any questions feel free to ask. :)


Setting Up

Just starting up new blog. I have a youtube account called DoodleChaos that I build and upload rube goldberg machines to.