Rube Goldberg musical instrument that runs on 2,000 steel ball-bearings


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It’s my Birthday, can I have one, PLEASE!


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if only all barrel organs would look and sound like this


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At first I was annoyed at the mechanical disadvantage he put himself in by making the crank such a small wheel, and then once the drums kicked in I realized he was using it to keep time (the beat always hits when the handle is at the bottom of the circle, so it’s literally a downbeat), and that’s pretty badass.


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Is it, strictly speaking, a “Rube Goldberg” machine if some part of it isn’t dependent on a chicken laying an egg?


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Or a candle burning a rope. . .


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Nice use of legos in the programming… Brilliant work!


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Reminds me of this - I am in awe that someone has done it in the real world:

(the ATI executable runs just fine on my Surface, got to love the “requires 256MB of system RAM and DirectX 9” message!)


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Best pachinko machine ever.


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Reminds me more of Dr. Seuss than Rube Goldberg.


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Wow, that machine is hella cool. Now I am giving their 2013 album a listen. Sounds a bit like Sigur Ros crossed with FM Belfast. Very nice.


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Totally neat. I wondered about all the clunking sounds at first, but it turned out to fit beautifully as percussion. I clicked through some of the suggested videos and got a live session. One or two of the pieces use a typewriter as percussion – shades of Leroy Anderson.


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This was in the suggestions:


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Happy birthday.


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Are we sure this isn’t some sort of guerrilla marketing from Verizon?


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This machine has a BREAKDOWN lever.

Imma need one of those.


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