These videos show how to open a door. “Boring” you say? Not at all! They show how to Open a Door With a Rube Goldberg Machine™. That is something entirely different, something entirely cool, as you will soon see.
I doubt any of us will get quite as elaborate as the guy in the last video featured here did to open his door but these are certainly entertaining to watch. See all of our Rube Goldberg Ideas for Rube Goldberg Machine™ games, books, projects, materials and more
Rube Goldberg Task Open a Door
As some of you know I am very keen on Rube Goldberg machines™. His ideas set in motion (ha!) a movement of people who love to do very simple things like opening a door in a very involved and complex way.
Why would you want to do this? Well, it is fun. But if that is not a good enough reason, and it certainly should be!, it is very creative and you use a lot of logic, critical thinking, and planning in building one of these machines which provides a whole lot of fun learning opportunities.
Enjoy the videos!
Rube Goldberg Open a Door with Robotics Video
1. Love this one because it uses a bit of robotics to get that door open!
Open A Garage Door
2. When two clever boys want to open a garage door to go for a bike ride they build a great contration! Be sure to watch the slow motion playback so you can see everything that is going on. Fantastic! I cannot get the video to populate here so you will have to follow this link to see it.
Open The Door Rube Goldberg Machine Made from Wood
3. This one is short and sweet and could actually be built at home.
Whole House Open a Door Contraption
4. This young man made an impressive machine to open a garage door. His contraption actually goes from the basement, up the stairs, through the kitchen and out to the garage to open the door. Neat.
Toy and Homemade Contraption Rube Goldberg Machine Video
5. You are all going to love this one. Ariel Llama opens a door in a fun and unique way. He uses a lot of toys and homemade contraptions in his machine. The crocs at the end are a nice touch! After you watch it go back through and take a look at all that went into this machine. It is very impressive. I was reading a bit about it and someone said it took him over a year to put it together.
Do you think you will try to open a door with a Rube Goldberg Machine? After watching these, I think we may have to try it!
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