The Swish Machine (Rube Goldbergism)

A most excellent Rube Goldberg machine.
Only slightly sullied by the “stay home” scolding at the end.
h/t vmom on A♠

The Swish Machine
70 Step Basketball Trickshot
(Rube Goldberg Machine)

Creezy – May 15, 2020 – 3:19
This outdoor Rube Goldberg Machine goes around my entire yard, and swishes a basketball shot after 70 steps. This video was filmed in one take, meaning there are absolutely no hidden cuts or edits. The machine took a month to build and another month to successfully work, so please share this with anyone who needs some entertainment during these strange times!
Outro Music: Socially Distant by Jason Moran 🙄


Amazement and Laughter, the Natural Tonics

Fighting Cabin Fever with humor and fun

  • Joseph’s Machines spices things up
  • Two Southern Things – one is epidemic-mention-free!
  • Conservative Momma Clears Up the Confusion
  • Simon’s Cat is tired of hide-at-home
  • Ozzy Man Reviews fails – painful classics
  • Zeducation says No Laughing
  • The Slow Mo Guys throw glitter

Joseph’s Machines:
Pass The Pepper: Social Distancing is Nothing to Sneeze At
Apr 14, 2020 – 5:12
Use this fool-proof method for completely safe, germ-free passing of condiments across the table.

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Passover 5780

I think I got that Jewish year right. Hebrew Calendar converter

Seder Rube Goldberg Machine

Passover Pesach 2015 Seder Rube Goldberg Machine from Technion in Israel
Technion – Mar 22, 2015 – 2:07
h/t Bluebird of Bitterness on PoliNation [fixed 🙂 ]
Technion students get ready for Passover, the festival of freedom, and let their imagination run wild. Watch closely as this Rube Goldberg Machine created by students from the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Architecture and Town Planning relates highlights of the Passover story.

Filmed in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in The Sydney & Shirley Gendel and Emanuel Friedberg Family Creative Design Student Laboratory, a Project of the American Technion Society, Cleveland Chapter

President Donald J. Trump’s 2020 Passover Message
The White House – Apr 8, 2020