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Rube Goldberg opens your shades

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.

Steve Ravet

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