I hope you are familiar with Rube Goldberg machines, but if you aren’t, they are machines that achieve simple tasks through complex means. And as far as Rube Goldberg machines are concerned, the more outlandish and complex the better…
Above, you will find a particularly impressive example from Joseph Herscher, a computer programmer from Brooklyn, who created his machine implementing 19 steps to turn the page of his newspaper. I think what I find particularly impressive about his creation is his use of an interesting array of materials like laptops and hamsters and also difficult to use heat sources like fireworks and burners.
I look forward to his next project in which he hopes to turn off the lights when he leaves the room.