ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ   TKSST is observing a slow July posting schedule. Back at it in August. Happy summer!
The Kid Should See This

A homemade Pitagora Suitchi (Pythagora Switch) device collection

As huge fans of Rube Goldberg machines, we’ve tried to make our own Pitagora Suitchi-style contraptions before, but are still working towards the kind of success that YouTuber 10813panaki has had. Watch this collection of homemade chain reactions with familiar toys and stuff from around the house.

How do they make that look so easy? Lots of not-so-easy trial and error! Check out this single contraption in a series of videos that reveal just a glimpse of how successful chain reactions have many unsuccessful runs:

File under: things that take practice.

Related watching: The original short films from Japan’s NHK educational TV show, Pitagora Suitchi (Pythagora Switch) and more chain reactions.

via @MrDanMor.

This feature is being tested. Saves will disappear if you clear cookies. Find saved videos here.

🌈 Related videos

Magnets & Marbles, Kaplamino’s Pitagora-style chain reactions

Rion Nakaya

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Rube Goldberg Trick Shot Machine

Rion Nakaya

Paul Grundbacher’s wooden marble machines

Rion Nakaya

The Lemonade Machine, an epic Rube Goldberg collaboration

Rion Nakaya

Turing Tumble, a DIY mechanical computer powered by marbles

Rion Nakaya

Pass the Salt, an intricate food-themed Rube Goldberg Machine

Rion Nakaya

Green Ball Adventure, a Sprice Machines chain reaction

Rion Nakaya

Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg

Rion Nakaya

The Blue Marble, an uninterrupted catapult-filled magnet marble run

Rion Nakaya

Browse the TKSST Video Collections

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.