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Date: 04/23/11 02:43 PM

39 Responses to Purdue World Record Rube Goldberg Machine 2011

  1. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    Link: Purdue World Record Rube Goldberg Machine 2011 - The history of the world, ala this award winning Rube Goldberg machine.
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    addler Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Whoever filmed this deserves to be shot. It is so hard to get an idea of what action triggered what reaction.

    It almost seemed as if a lot of this was based off of electric motors instead of more traditional Rube Goldberg purely physical mechanics.

    I could be very wrong though because there is no way to see what is happening...
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    Dnyjec Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    It`s kind of ironic that an example of evolution must be started by someone and can`t just happen on it`s own.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    There were too many important events left out, like the inventions of chocolate, alcohol, and porn.
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    louisecstasy Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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    Oscola Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    Dnyjec - You`re either a troll or ignorantly stupid.
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    random882 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    100% agree with Addler on the filming of this film...!!! SHOT
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    The video almost makes me sceptical that it was a proper Rube Goldberg machine. Just looks like a load of random things happening, probably just bad editing though.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    2:09 Explode! Do it. Catch fire...something

    a black sheet, f*ck
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    seems more like somebody was just pushing buttons and flipping switches, WAY too much electrical
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    It`s kind of ironic that an example of evolution must be started by someone and can`t just happen on it`s own.
    You be trollin`.
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    metlhed77 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    way too electrical
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    shinu Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    purdue represent!
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    Too much electrical, and I noticed quite a few pieces that didn`t work quite right, not because of timing but because of craftsmanship (the lopsided water wheel for instance.

    It was neat, but not what i look for when I think `good RG`
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    Only thing I don`t like about these videos, is that you can rarely ever see the big picture of what`s going on in the machine; With so many close ups you don`t really see how one part interacts with the next and so on.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm
    It`s kind of ironic that an example of evolution must be started by someone and can`t just happen on it`s own.

    You be stupid.

    I did find a religious reference in there, as well as an assload of inconsistencies and finally there is no such thing as an apocalypse.

    So what is left to admire? It works I guess, and the complex mechanical nature of it is kinda cool, as are all other rube goldberg machines.

    If this RGM breaks some sort of record, then the record is pretty damn easy to break.
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    just lame
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    jib Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    too bad we couldn`t see the whole thing happening at once :[
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    Buck176 Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    So if you are using a crappy video as proof of your religious belief, wouldn`t the fact it has BOTH evolution and the Ark mean the Bible is wrong? After all, Religious dogma is that non of Gods creatures can be completely destroyed. You are the kind of idiot that makes all religious belief look bad.
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    Blatto Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I totally agree. A lot of those shots were too close.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    ITs was creative, but needed music
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    Riftsong Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    Hooray for yet another incredibly incomplete version of history. I mean its not like anything happened OUTSIDE of Europe and the west during the entire course of human development, right? The history is taught in western schools and covered in the media makes me think of being handed a great novel but only reading a few arbitrary pages.
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    koolwhimp Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    in this thread: angsty teens who go to college and now think they are know it alls so they try to exemplify their intelligence by arguing with each other on a website that no one has heard about
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 12:09 am
    Everything on this site is Atheist isnt it? every time i click a goddamn video something about the big bang, or how believing in a god is stupid. well hello IAMBORED. nobody really knows why we are here. NOBODY. not you, not me. but im not happy with just saying *my whole life is meant for nothing* FLAME ON!
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    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 12:18 am
    This is definitely needed.
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 12:26 am
    Male, 18-29, Southern US
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    You are an idiot for believing atheists believe their life have no meaning.
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2011 at 12:37 am
    That`s some pretty shoddy craftsmanship.I thought it was going to explode or set fire. What record did it break... the I-Can`t-Believe-It-Worked category?

    Btw, people who use electricity in these projects are cheaters.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 12:41 am
    @fleaman1797 oh grow the drat up.. stop thinking you and the human race is the drating center of the universe. Reality check moron, YOUR life is drating nothing whether you like it or not. and stop being a drating hypocrite, if you know we`re all smart, i mean atheists, then why the drat do you post that stupidass comment in the first place?
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    i-am-ninja Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 6:42 am
    noahs arc was in the contraption
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    drips Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2011 at 7:11 am
    Some cool stuff in there; I dug the zigzag pendulum drop thingy. But the filming kinda killed the whole domino effect as it was so tight and made it feel like individual bits instead of a whole machine.
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    DracObi Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 7:52 am
    Meh,. some parts were Rube goldberg like, but the whole machine itself was not.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 9:14 am
    I`ve seen better, to many electronic parts, doesn`t seem to fit the idea of a Rube Goldberg machine.

    Great concept though, i`ve seen curtains open and chess being played but never the history of the world told in a concise way.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Purdue Rules.
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    SkyeDragon Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    Isn`t one of the rules of a Goldberg Machine is that it`s to be shot in one continuous video...?
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2011 at 8:32 am
    The filming didn`t cut it, I`m not at all convinced by the use of electrics the observer can`t see the workings of... so, uhm, not that good, imo. I like Honda`s Goldberg a lot better. Even though it had to be made in two takes (but the two are beautifully meshed), it was done without CGI and without electronics you were not exactly sure of for which movements they were responsible.
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    mulan182 Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    the concept was pretty cool
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    isn`t the whole concept behind a rube goldberg is that it`s a complicated machine to do a simple task? i never saw it.
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    DOR Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2011 at 1:51 am
    Euro-centric history of the world, FTW.

    (But, I have to ask how bad was the 2nd place finisher?)

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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    April 28, 2011 at 9:54 am
    A world winning Goldberg machine that goes from `Medieval era` to World War 2? I don`t think so...

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