The Invention of Fun
Rube Goldberg and other machines.

A collection by Pmando
10 Resources
Rube Goldberg: Biography

Rube Goldberg: Biography

Rube Goldberg never created a Rube Goldberg machine. Instead, he drew them. While readers of his comics laughed, engineers were inspired. Read more about Goldberg's life. More...

Article
Rube Goldberg
Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg

Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg

Watch this video very closely. It may seem like a fairly standard Rube Goldberg machine, but there is a secret feature that made this one of the most famous Rube Goldberg machines on the web. More...

Video
2D House
Gears & Compound Machines

Gears & Compound Machines

How come it's easier to pedal your bicycle uphill in low gear? How come it goes faster in high gear? Find out the secret of gears here. More...

Video
NASA
A Baffling, Deviously Clever Rube Goldberg Machine

A Baffling, Deviously Clever Rube Goldberg Machine

Check out this perfect example of how to combine simple machines to create compound machines. Make sure you watch the video for the surprise twist! More...

Video
Fast Company
Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

Are you ready to enter the Rube Goldberg Challenge? Watch this space for the winners and upcoming contests! More...

Activity
Rube Goldberg
Mechanical Madness!

Mechanical Madness!

All that happens if you figure out this game, is that simple machines move a ball across your monitor. It's how they move it that makes the game worth playing. More...

Game
DragonflyTV/PBS
Work & Simple Machines: Quiz

Work & Simple Machines: Quiz

Test your knowledge of simple machines and their relationship to work with this challenging quiz. More...

Interactive
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
What Physics Says About Perpetual Motion Machines & Free Energy

What Physics Says About Perpetual Motion Machines & Free Energy

A perpetual motion machine would never stop once it was set in motion. Because no machine can have a mechanical efficiency of 100%, perpetual motion machines cannot exist. More...

Article
From Quarks to Quasars
Boo Bubbles

Boo Bubbles

It's easier than you might think to create a foggy bubble machine. Watch how it's done; then make your own with dry ice, dish soap, and some basic household supplies. More...

Video
Sick Science!
10 Brilliant Rube Goldberg Machines

10 Brilliant Rube Goldberg Machines

Ten of the most brilliant Rube Goldberg machines are presented here via video for your viewing pleasure. Explore the most complicated methods imaginable for completing a simple task. More...

Video
Dartboard Media