Rube Goldeberg mixes in Freerunning; reminds us of human-sized game of Mouse Trap

Yep, those are just some shipping containers being used as dominoes in this very impressive Rube Goldberg machine. The apparatus includes a human element, with freerunners making their way through a whole bunch of obstacles. In fact, if you look closely you’ll see the outline of a man who just jumped from the top of each container to get to the ground. The project is a marketing device for Red Bull, who must have shelled out quite a bit for the setup. We’ve embedded the video after the break where you’ll see they went all out with the filming of the device.

To tell you the truth we kind of wish that a Rube-Goldberg build had been the goal of this year’s Redbull Creation Contest. It would have been all but impossible to go this big, but some of the stages (like a suspended bath tub slowly draining its reservoir of water) would have been easy to make happen. Well, there’s always next year!

[Thanks Doug]

Comments

  1. Jarrod says:

    Apparently Red Bull give you balls as well as wings…

  2. Josh Malone says:

    I wish they had taken as much time to set up a camera dolly as they did setting up the machine. That camera work is almost unwatchable.

  3. aztraph says:

    Frikkin insane! I love it

  4. janin says:

    Too bad the TV turned on before the last falling block actually touched the switch.

  5. NewCommentor1283 says:

    The project is a marketing device for Red Bull

    up next, i wont find out, bye!

    • Hackerspacer says:

      Agreed. This obviously took quite a bit of work to pull off but it’s essentially a multi take, promo for Red Bull.

      I applaud the effort but it didn’t really stand out.

  6. John says:

    You guys sure advertise for red bull enough. I hope you’re getting paid.

  7. pcf11 says:

    Now if we could only harness the energy of youth and put it to some practical use …

  8. DosX says:

    Interesting, Shame they did not cash out this much for the Red Bull build competition. Heh, next year you say? I would only be there for Hackaday!

  9. sdedalus says:

    There are actually allot of insufficiently explored parallels between parkour and hacking. it’s really a form of human kinesthetic hacking. You’re taking a thing that has a set of known uses and exploring the edge cases using a set of techniques honed for that purpose. I know plenty of people who practice parkour and are hacker space members, engineers, physicists and comic book fans.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 92,260 other followers