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Pitagora Suitchi – 9 minutes of Japanese Rube Goldberg machines

We love Rube Goldberg machines, and have posted about these short films from Japan’s NHK educational TV show, Pitagora Suitchi (PythagoraSwitch) before, so it’s no surprise that this 20 12 9 minute video collection of their Pitagora devices had the kids completely thrilled and mesmerized. The kinetic chain reactions were designed by a team from Keio University’s Masahiko Sato Laboratory. Watch them online while you can!

Related great fun: Joseph Herscher’s The Page Turner.

Thanks, @990000.

Update: The 20 minute video is no longer available. We replaced it with an equally incredible 12 minute collection.

Update II: The 12 minute video was removed from YouTube. The 9 minute video above was shared by Pythagora Switch (Pitagora Suitchi) ピタゴラスイッチ via Facebook in 2008. Hopefully it sticks around!

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