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March 14, 2009

Amazing Corkscrew Machine

at 6:37 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, What Were They Thinking

 

Rube Goldberg machines are fascinating. This corkscrew machine adds in lots of cool mechanical complexity into the simple task of removing a cork from a bottle of wine and pouring it into a glass.

"The sheer energy, the monumental proportions of his machines designed to perform the most basic domestic tasks are impressive from the outset. But it is not all about humour and diversion. Returning once again to the “romance” of his objets trouvés (now increasingly difficult to find) in farmers’ scrap yards or as detritus washed up by the sea or abandoned and unfound in a field, whatever the case, they carry with them links with the changing nature of humanity and its relationship to the changing nature of the work it must do."

Via: Neatorama