A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overcomplicated fashion.
source/image(PrtSc): Joseph’s Machines
These machines consist of a series of simple devices that are linked together to produce a domino effect, in which each device triggers the next one.
JOSEPH’S MACHINES solve everyday problems using familiar objects in unfamiliar ways. He creates them in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York.If you have a long table this is a useful way to pass the salt to the opposite end.
When Joseph asked for the salt, Sprice set into motion an intricate Rube Goldberg machine that ran the length of the table and took over four minutes to reach the other end, Joseph’s longest machine ever is a ridiculously complicated Rube Goldberg machine to perform the task for you.