Syyn's Rube Goldberg Machine for Google
Hamster -- Make that, Mice -- Power
Magnet Module Under Construction
Baking Soda-Vinegar Balloon
Feather-ball Drop Under Construction
Jacob's Ladder Under Construction
Rocket Under Construction
Setting Up the Last Stage
Let the Lava (and Beer) Flow
To make its unique machine for the Google Science Fair, Syyn Labs constructed a bunch of typical science fair experiments, then made them interact with each other in a playful chain. Even if you watch the video multiple times, you still might miss exactly what’s happening. So here's the breakdown, from the opening hamster-powered wheel to the big finale, a world map with glowing volcano eruptions.
As usual, Syyn worked on the machine right up until deadline. "We were here at three in the morning and back at six," says Bushnell. When filming ended at 7 p.m., the Syyn gang celebrated with a bonfire and beer. "We had a nice party in the parking lot that went into the wee hours."