Caption: Automatic Garage Door Opener by Rube Goldberg
Caption: Students adjust their Rube Goldberg
machine at a contest in Argonne, Illinois.
The contest takes its cue from Rube Goldberg
, a 20th-century engineer turned cartoonist.
Educational institutions and government agencies such as Argonne National Laboratory have held competitions for students who invent machines that pay homage to Rube Goldberg
How can they glean at a glance the nutrition information they need from this Rube Goldberg
NEW YORK -- Giclee prints of the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg
have recently been made available through Animated Animations.
The Rube Goldberg
Machine Contest is named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Rube Goldberg
, who was famous for satirizing new technologies, and is devoted to bringing his cartoon "inventions" to life.
The machine sounds like a Rube Goldberg
invention to me, but as I am engineeringly challenged, what do I know?
The brutal fact of the matter is that we have what can only be described as a Rube Goldberg
device for retail technology.
The computers that now control each step of what at first glance appears to be a Rube Goldberg
maze have accomplished that task.
For example, students build Rube Goldberg
devices, with the goal of connecting 10 complicated machines together to accomplish an extremely simple task.
Although her knowledge of published sources and her pyrotechnics of writing are impressive, her results -- like the Rube Goldberg
contraptions that are contrived for their own sake -- are clever and interesting, but not entirely convincing.
Can any processor handle all these products without its plant turning into something out of a Rube Goldberg
The structure remains as built, as if Rube Goldberg
had designed it, however inconsistent with subsequent experience or modern life.
Newark Electronics presented Purdue University engineering students with a first place win in the 2001 Rube Goldberg