A Rube Goldberg machine

11 Oct

The video above is of a Rube Goldberg machine created by four people and made into a music video. “A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg”.[28] That was a quote explaining the definition of a Rube Goldberg machine from Wikipedia. So from that definition I can point out that cars are designed for the very simple task of taking us from one place to another, motion. However to make a car takes design, styling, technique to build, materials, construction, instruments to make it, testing, among many other complex things to make one. When you start a car you start a small chain reaction from the key to the battery to the engine. So in a way a car shares many similarities to a Rube Goldberg machine. Which is probably why the makers of this advert chose  to use it to promote  the Honda Accord.


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