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Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: July 03, 2007 09:09AM
I guess this is real...not sure quite how else it could be done:


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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: July 03, 2007 09:18AM
Couldn't he just walk over and just open the curtains himself?

what a Rube.
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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 03, 2007 09:32AM
has college student (Purdue Theta Tau) written ALL OVER IT.

Like tape?

See the duct tape prom dress?

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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: July 03, 2007 09:50AM
Brilliant !

I have had the pleasure of photographing the National Rube Goldberg competition at Purdue
several times in the past, and got to see these machines up close - it's a real hoot.

The one posted is the most ambitious I have ever seen.



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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: Kramerica
Date: July 03, 2007 09:52AM
awesome!
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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: Mike V
Date: July 03, 2007 07:10PM
Amazing.

I don't get the chess board?

Is this animated or is that some sort of automated chess game or something?



If I was going to that much trouble, I would have got a Steadicam guy and a decent camera in for the day.



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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 03, 2007 10:34PM
What a Rube indeed! Trés cool! Very impressive.

I remember seeing electronic "analog" chessboards that moved the pieces via magnets, and that might have been the case here.

But some of that struck me as stop motion photography, especially with the King taking the traditional dive. A couple of the other moves after seemed like the result of outside kinetic assistance.

Still awesome. And if I'm wrong about the assist, then TOTALLY awesome.






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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 03, 2007 11:17PM
The cell phone part was a nice touch. There were obviously some cuts in the video to accommodate switching angles as the device wrapped around the house. If there was only 1 camera then there were definitely multiple takes, which means that maybe the whole thing didn't work in one shot, but it looks like it could. Pretty cool anyway. I would have liked to see more power tools and fire though.
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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: July 04, 2007 08:36AM
Someone liked (somewhat like) the Honda commercial ;)
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Re: Someone With a Lot of Time--and tape!
Posted by: chas_m
Date: July 04, 2007 10:42AM
The chess board moves where accomplished by string, not magnets.

No stop-motion or "kinetic assistance" that I could see. I really don't think they would have used that, as it would not have been true to the spirit of the device (or Goldberg).

Overall, I'd have to say this is one of the most complete wastes of time I've ever seen. smiling smiley



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