By popular demand: the OK Go Rube Goldberg machine

We’ve received many tips regarding the OK Go video that features a Rube Goldberg machine. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out their video after the break. This is the rare instance when a YouTube video features an audio track with the full endorsement of the artists that recorded it.

Our first thought when watching this? Who are the lucky dogs who got paid to design and build that contraption? You don’t have to scratch your head over that one, the Band has posted a four-part video series talking about the machine and documenting the design meetings and build process (those videos also after the break). The engineer artists at Syyn Labs were tapped to pull off the meticulous mayhem and we think they did a stellar job. There’s been a lot of press about the work, but our favorite was over at Wired because it details the process, not the end product.

The best part about Rube Goldberg Machines is that asking “why?” is the wrong questions. The sheer joy of the build makes taking over a house or over-complicating the fulfillment of hunger worth it.

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version

16 thoughts on “By popular demand: the OK Go Rube Goldberg machine

  1. toyota never made a rube goldberg video /thatguy

    too bad they are such a bad band, the music really takes away from it.

  2. When ever i see the name Rube Goldberg or see a video like this i instantly think Mouse Trap. As in the board game. lol

  3. Now just waiting until their label flags it as a silly “not available in your country” video…
    But nicely done.

  4. It’s kind of interesting the making of video appears to just have more ego stroking of the band guy than any actual making.

    still nice build.

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