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kuckus
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Berlin (almost)
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 04-26-2003 02:12

Brings back the memory of a recent sig competition... hope this isn't known too widely already.

http://www.unf-unf.de/show.php?did=265

SPyX
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: College Station, TX
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 04-26-2003 02:21

Only part that bugs me about that is when the tires roll up the ramp. They actually GAIN speed as they go up.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 04-26-2003 02:47

Yup, SPyX is right. There are a number of questionable parts in there, but the ramp is way too steep for the tires to climb, considering the speed at which they started.

Next meeting of the Nitpicker's Society is Tuesday evening at 8:00, for those of you who didn't get the memo.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-26-2003 04:15

yup, I said the same thing when I first saw it...they can skate with the other things, but that's *way* too blatant.

And for those of you who weren't sure, that's 8:00 pm, eastern central time...

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Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-27-2003 05:23

Unless, of course, the wheels were weighted on one side. Place the weighted spot up top (slightly forward while on the ramp), knock the wheel off-balance and it would roll until the weighted spot is at the bottom. Just enough weight and the wheel would roll up a grade. Watch that second one on the ramp -- when it bumps the third one, it rocks backward just slightly, then rights itself, just as if it were weighted.

There are still a few spots where the physics are questionable, though. That muffler certainly rolled a little too far.

The walking wipers crack me up.



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Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-27-2003 05:52

(Yes, new post, but I think this tangent warrants it.)

Oh, I've so got one of my crazy, although typically impractical, ideas brewing! The Communal Kinesis Carousel.

Get a bunch of people together in a warehouse or a gym for a weekend. Everybody brings a load of crap (tangible crap, not the load we spout in here every day) and constructs the longest-running Rube Goldberg machine possible.

Unlike Purdue's contest, there would be no competition, no winners, and no point. Just a big ol' bag o' fun and artistic/engineering ingenuity.

Lord_Fukutoku
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: West Texas
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 05-06-2003 00:23
quote:
Largest Rube Goldberg
Twelve students at Monache High School, Porterville, California, USA, constructed from January through to July 31, 1997, a machine built to give you change in 50 pennies from two quarters using a total of 113 different steps.

As recorded by Guinness World Records

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-06-2003 01:48

yup.

i thought those exact things.

it's funny, i have studied physics, but you don't need to know any of that to tell if something looks believable or not.

our brains and eyes are wonderful things.

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 05-06-2003 02:28

ahh all you armchair physicists of little faith 606 takes and it's all real



.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.



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Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-06-2003 03:57

I believe I've seen this before.

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-06-2003 04:15

wow.

wow wow wow.

thanks bitdamaged.

this certainly will live on as one of the best ads of all time.

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-06-2003 04:56

Heh, I was waiting for the day this would happen. The day we would all look at something real and say, "No no no, That isn't animated correctly" thinking it was 3D.

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-06-2003 05:39

Yes, that would be "great" Drac.

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-06-2003 11:10
quote:
At one point three tyres, amazingly, roll uphill. They do so because inside they have been weighted with bolts and screws which have been positioned with fingertip care so that the slightest kiss of kinetic energy pushes them over, onward and, yes, upward.


Woo! So I was right? Get me, I'm smart!

Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-06-2003 11:56

One of the more enjoyable car commercials I've seen

Reminds me of the old 'The Incredible Machine' games where the only thing you did was build incredible machines that did simple things.

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