This awesome Pythagora Switch / Pitagora Suitchi clip launches with a table tennis serve and takes off into chain reactions and table top engineering wonders galore. See ping pong balls, tape rolls, marbles, and metal balls roll and bounce across a myriad of wood tracks set up with levers, inclined planes, pulleys, fans, magnets, and more as someone exclaims “hai!” (yes!), “gambare!” (do your best!), “yatta!“(hooray!), and other enthusiastic cheers. It’s seriously epic.
The Rube Goldberg-style feat appears to have been created as a part of 24 Hour Television (24時間テレビ事務局), a charity campaign organized by 31 companies across Japan since 1978. Video first surfaced on Japanpedia and keeps disappearing from YouTube. Watch while you can!
We love Rube Goldberg Machines, dominoes, and marble races and contraptions. Follow this with Magnets & Marbles, Kaplamino’s Pitagora-style chain reactions, Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure, and Pitagora Suitchi – 9 minutes of Japanese Rube Goldberg machines.