After two years of prototyping, tweaking, and building, Martin Molin of the Swedish band Wintergatan finally debuted his enormous musical marble machine.
Rube Goldberg machines are always fun because you get to see everything happen in a linear fashion and yet still don’t know what the grand finale is. It’s like you kind of, sort of see where it’s going but still remain excited on the next step of the machine. This Rube Goldberg machine by Arrow FiveYearsOut is even…
DMG MORI has combined laser deposition welding and precision material removal in this amazing machine. Watching this thing move to build different parts and components feels like an special effect from Tony Stark's machine shop.
When I first saw this video I thought someone invented an insanely fast machine to cook delicious shrimps in just a few seconds. Thinking it through, I soon realized it was impossible. It's from a fake cooking show made to advertise the Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo.
Seriously. Watching this awesome machine bend wires in different shapes puts my brain into deep hipnotoad mode. The manufacturer claims it is the fastest wire bending machine in the world. I don't know if that's true or not, but it's unreal. How the hell does this thing work?
Here's a question I'm not sure I want to know the answer for: if Skittles and M&M's came in individual packets for each flavor, would I combine them and eat them like how I do now (in a pile shoved into my mouth) or would I keep the flavors separate and enjoy them on their own? They might be better on their own.
Gizmodo's coverage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge continues with day two at the Homestead Speedway south of Miami. The weekend has arrived and the crowds are here with their kids, cheering on the bots.
Like everyone else, we love Rube Goldberg machines. And we love them even more when they are built around two basic elements: gasoline and gunpowder. Now I want to see one that involves a canon and spans through half a mile. [Thanks Karl!]
The FPS Russia people made this video showing a "prototype" quadrotor equipped with a machine gun. Yes, a remote controlled flying machine gun. They take it for a spin and shoot some targets, as they usually do.
This image wasn't photoshopped. Ian Hobson created it using his dryer machine and a modified laser projector. The result is how I imagine the Large Hadron Collider works deep inside—operated by Duck Dodgers, of the 24th and a half century.
Think the Smart car was too small to squeeze your fat ass into? You're in for a whole new world of pain, because the smallest working car has been built — and it's just one molecule in size.
A team of engineers at Åbo Akademi University have devised a way to race two Lego cars at speeds up to 40 km/h (25MPH). The secret sauce that produces this speed is our old friend diet coke and mentos.
Just when you thought you had enough, the irresistible Nyan Cat is back.
No one sets out to be an international slot machine kingpin: it just sort of happens. Our friends over at Wired took a look at Rodolfo Rodriguez Cabrera, who went from a Cuban engineering student to the head of a multi-million dollar bootlegging scheme.
If you happen to walk past the AutoWed and alert the motion sensors, be warned—once your partner hears the twinkling bells of the wedding vending machine, she might just insist on getting married on the spot.
The product engineers at Pioneer know what it's like to pull out an ear bud and find it caked with sticky, gross ear wax. Rather than clean the earphones with your shirt, Pioneer wants you to throw them in your washing machine.
This is Tyler. He's three. Last week, he found himself trapped in a glass cage, surrounded by stuffed animals and one giant claw. It was a prison of his own making. And he's not alone.
The Most Useless Machine is a box with a switch. You flick the switch, and the box opens, flipping back the switch to close itself. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Over, and over again. That is, until the box flips out.
There's something that's oddly hypnotic about watching this hand-cranked machine slice, drop and catch these small spherical rare earth magnets one at a time. The little 5mm ball magnets start out as a connected string, and are continuously fed through the contraption in a loop. As the video goes on, you get to see…