A shout out to my mom for sending me this link. Tom Baynham and Ben Tyers built what they call “The contraption“, which is a Rube Goldberg type device that eventually, about 3 minutes after being triggered by a mechanical alarm clock, opens the blinds. Along the way there are rolling golf balls, strings, pulleys, falling weights, flying darts, burning candles, even a slinky walking downstairs. A video is worth a thousand words, so just watch this one.
Eleven years ago one of those rare, brilliant moments emerged from the crack staff of Design News: Let’s put the tinkerers among our audience community to work in designing and building some truly wacky devices. And Gadget Freak was born.
Followers of Design News’ Gadget Freak blogs will have the opportunity next week to take home a wireless remote demo package that can be used to build garage door openers, tire pressure monitors, keyless entry systems, and much more.
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