History Main / RubeGoldbergDevice

19th Feb '18 2:52:55 PM AgProv
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* A desperate expedient in wartime New Zealand, the Semple Tank, consisted of a civilian tracked bulldozer given an armoured shell out of ''anything'' that happened to be immediately available. This lash-up desperation vehicle had more than a look of the Heat hRobinson device about it, and was utterly useless for any sort of combat. The Semple tank was scrapped when better purpose-built vehicles were made available.
13th Feb '18 10:08:58 PM DrFraud
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* ''VideoGame/WitchesLegacy 8: Dark Days to Come'' has one which starts with a toy train pushing a metal ball onto a scale and ends with lightning-sparked chemistry equipment creating the letter "A" you need for a certain hot spot.



* ''Games'' magazine had a contest once where readers were supposed to send in their own plans for a Rube Goldberg device.

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* ''Games'' magazine had a contest once where readers were supposed to send sent in their own plans for a Rube Goldberg device.
25th Jan '18 2:51:23 AM Cryoclaste
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* OKGo's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w music video]] for "This Too Shall Pass" features a quite complex and blissfully pointless contraption. That eventually includes the band members themselves.

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* OKGo's Music/OKGo's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w music video]] for "This Too Shall Pass" features a quite complex and blissfully pointless contraption. That eventually includes the band members themselves.
28th Nov '17 8:56:30 PM jasonbres
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* Todd from ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' attempts to make one to catch the zombie clown dentists (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext), but this being Todd, it fails miserably.
22nd Sep '17 1:51:53 AM eroock
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NecroNonSequitur is often an example of this. Compare DisasterDominoes, and ButterflyOfDoom. TheChessmaster is often responsible for these, either for fun or as part of the plot. GambitRoulette is the using the same principle when compared to [[ThePlan plans of some kind]]. If the contraption is lethal, then it's safe to say that RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.

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You often find one of these in a GadgeteersHouse. NecroNonSequitur is often an example of this. Compare DisasterDominoes, and ButterflyOfDoom. TheChessmaster is often responsible for these, either for fun or as part of the plot. GambitRoulette is the using the same principle when compared to [[ThePlan plans of some kind]]. If the contraption is lethal, then it's safe to say that RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.
18th Sep '17 11:58:37 AM weirdfantasy
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* In ''[[Animation/TheMindsEye The Gate to the Mind's Eye]]'', one such device exists in the confines of a simple-looking box. A folded piece of paper placed in a slot triggers a number of devices that eventually produces an "IOU" card through the second slot.
6th Aug '17 12:19:49 PM Berrenta
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* ''Rube Works'', the official game of Rube Golderg's cartoons, combines the concept of ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleMachine'' with faithful conversions of the cartoons. Rather than rewarding elegant solutions, the game rewards ''in''elegant solutions, awarding the player more points the more parts are used, all the way up to the original design. Since the engine includes pre-programmed interactions between certain pairs of objects, there's even some cases of TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything.

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* ''Rube Works'', the official game of Rube Golderg's cartoons, combines the concept of ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleMachine'' with faithful conversions of the cartoons. Rather than rewarding elegant solutions, the game rewards ''in''elegant solutions, awarding the player more points the more parts are used, all the way up to the original design. Since the engine includes pre-programmed interactions between certain pairs of objects, there's even some cases of TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything.DevelopersForesight.
8th Jul '17 9:47:21 AM nombretomado
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You can read more under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine Rube-Goldberg Machine]] on TheOtherWiki.

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You can read more under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine Rube-Goldberg Machine]] on TheOtherWiki.
Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
8th Jul '17 9:46:39 AM nombretomado
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* The bizarre door puzzles in ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles: Ravenhearst'' (and some of the other Ravenhearst-arc games) are very much like this, to the point where TheOtherWiki makes the direct comparison between the two.

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* The bizarre door puzzles in ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles: Ravenhearst'' (and some of the other Ravenhearst-arc games) are very much like this, to the point where TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki makes the direct comparison between the two.
9th Jun '17 3:04:29 PM nombretomado
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* The minor RealityWarper, "Hazard", tends to do this in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' - usually to win a bet.

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* The minor RealityWarper, "Hazard", tends to do this in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' - usually to win a bet.
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