Rube-Goldberg Most Useless Machine
If you’re unfamiliar with Rube Goldberg machines, it’s essentially a chain reaction-type machine normally designed to perform a simple task in a more complicated way. They could either consist of a seemingly unrelated series of devices or ones that hint at the resolution, with each one triggering the initiation of the next, eventually resulting in a goal of some sort. Read more to see what happens when this idea is combined with one of the most useless machines.



Inventor Paz Hameiri’s machine is powered by a microcontroller and features a series of switches that do nothing more than power themselves down. The most difficult task was wiring the switch contacts in parallel so the microcontroller has power as long as one of them is active. Building this machine or one similar will most certainly take some programming skills, as no schematics or instructions were provided.

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