How to complicate simple tasks.

Rube Goldberg

Think of a task that you can do easily: break an egg, sharpen a pencil, open a door, turn on a lamp, etc. Anything you can think of that you can do with a minimum of effort and materials.

Whatever the task, there is a much more complex and cumbersome way to do it: by means of a Rube Goldberg machine. Here is an example:

Interesting, isn't it? The materials and procedures are up to each one, the important thing is to obtain the same result in a less traditional, more fun and original way. A way of awakening the engineer in all of us.

As a side note, there are competitions held, even by prestigious universities, to see who can build the best and most efficient of these machines.

This is another example:

2 thoughts on “Cómo complicar tareas sencillas.”

  1. haha... My girlfriend is an expert in complicating the simplest tasks, she always ends up messing up, although she always does the best she can, poor thing...

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