Procrastinating? We’ve got just the thing! The YTT have pulled together a series of TED Talks that they LOVE. Grab some popcorn and get comfy, because you’re about to get seriously inspired by these amazing engineering projects.
What is this TED talk about?
This TED Talk was about the creation of an extensive Rube Goldburg machine that was used in a viral music video.
What’s rad about it?
It was great seeing the music video after Adam Sadowsky explained all the difficulties in making the machine because knowing just how hard it was to make that machine made it that much cooler seeing it in action.
How did it inspire you?
Seeing how much fun it was makes me realize that there are so many ways to enjoy yourself and be entertained without keeping your face glued to a screen. (Which is ironic because I had my face glued to the screen throughout that whole video)
What surprised you?
Even though Adam Sadowsky explained how complicated the machine was, I was still blown away at how extensive it was. While watching the machine work, I kept thinking about how hard so many people worked for so long, just for a few seconds of footage.
Did you ever have an idea about developing something yourself that solves a problem in the world? Tell us all about it
When I was young I thought about creating zip lines between high rises as fun and faster way to get from one to another. I used to try this out by tying up string across the house and making my barbies ride in baskets.
Here’s the video: