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.
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