World's Most Complicated Rube Goldberg Machine

April 9, 2012


Now I know what you're thinking, and no, this isn't a scene from Hoarders. It's the world's most complicated Rube Goldberg machine built by Purdue University, who just beat their own record for the Rube Goldeberg machine with the most steps. The last one had 232. This one? 300. "Like the Spartans!" Exactly like the Spartans. Don't get me wrong, 300 steps is impressive and all, but my apartment building has like 400 and a vagrant that sleeps at the bottom of one of the stairwells. Unfortunately it's the one that's closest to the parking garage so I have to take the long way.

Hit the jump for the most complicated way to blow up and pop a balloon. Also, if I were Purdue I would have waited for somebody else to beat my record before doing it myself because when you one-up yourself like that it just makes it look like you're the only one who cares about something.

Watch the world's most complex Rube Goldberg machine in action [io9]

Thanks to Nicholas and buzz, who can blow up and pop a balloon in two steps. SAME. Makes me wonder about the quality of education at Purdue.

  • James Rolton

    How many hundreds of man hours went into that and no one thought to buy a tripod or a decent camera... FAIL!!!

  • vadersapp

    Epic. God I miss Purdue, sometimes.

  • after all this, they should spent more to make a decent video

  • Exophrine

    The world's most complicated...until the next one comes along.

  • now set it back up!

  • jschenke

    If we waited for someone else to best Purdue before we built a bigger better machine we would  have to wait along time. Others wish they could raise the bar. Sadly, so far, they cannot.

  • That random guy just laughing like a girl, HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!!!!!

  • Azariel_z

    Impressive, what it does?

  • james robinson

    Its obviously a train whistle.

  • SirPhobos

    I'm not sure I understand the question

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