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(Gizmodo)   What happens when Rube Goldberg meets LEGO? Sure, they're pointless, but that's actually the point   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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3 days ago  
Anyone who would call Legos pointless has never stepped on one
 
3 days ago  
Pointless? Those are automation skills that build modern manufacturing equipment. Sure, it will take away jobs no one wants, but hell at least things get done. And not to mention problem solving skills are a bonus.
 
3 days ago  
Want.

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3 days ago  
That, is a very deep and very fun rabbit hole. Did not have time to look at all of the vids... Freaking awesome!
 
3 days ago  
Goldberg gets speared through the foot.
 
3 days ago  
What something that's pointless but actually has a point might look like:

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3 days ago  
Making a GOOGOL:1 Reduction with Lego Gears
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not a Rube Goldberg setup but is a needlessly complex machine. Great channel.
 
3 days ago  

Merltech: Pointless? Those are automation skills that build modern manufacturing equipment. Sure, it will take away jobs no one wants, but hell at least things get done. And not to mention problem solving skills are a bonus.


The devices that raise balls from one level to another is used in the lumber industry to sort and shift logs.
 
3 days ago  

FunkJunkie: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/QwXK4e4u​qXY?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1] not a Rube Goldberg setup but is a needlessly complex machine. Great channel.


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3 days ago  
I *think* I saw that.  I'm pretty sure there was no mention of static friction and stiction.  Hint: the last gears won't move smoothly, but will jerk from whenever the force builds up enough to overcome the static friction and then stop until it reaches it again (thanks to the gear reduction, there should always be enough force to overcome this and jerk the wheels around, except that the battery [and life on Earth]  will run out before it gets to the end...).
 
3 days ago  
The 'Writer' was deep Dot Matrix.
 
3 days ago  
I stumbled upon the tilted ring video a little while back. I have zero engineering or design capabilities. But I know a god's work when I see it.
 
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