As a huge fan of Rube Goldberg set-ups, I particularly love the elaborate systems that utilize household items. This one includes a ton of common toys as well as cereal boxes and lawn chairs.
Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.