Science in Focus: Energy Cat-Traption NOTE: To participate in this activity, you will need the Flash plug-in for your browser. If your browser did not come with Flash, you can download it for free from Macromedia.com Complete Run-Through (watch this first) Cat-Traption Activity Instructions At several points in the Energy workshops we illustrate energy principles with the "Cat-Traption." You can watch a Complete Run-Through of the animation as many times as you wish. Rube Goldberg Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Rube Goldberg en 1916. Reuben Lucius Goldberg, né le 4 juillet 1883 à San Francisco et mort le 7 décembre 1970 à New York, est un dessinateur juif américain, spécialisé dans le dessin de presse, politique comme d'humour, et la bande dessinée. Il a également été scénariste de cinéma, romancier, inventeur, sculpteur et était ingénieur de formation. Artiste prolifique, il a créé de nombreuses séries, parmi lesquelles Mike and Ike, Boob McNutt, Foolish Questions, Bobo Baxter, Lala Palooza et The Weekly Meeting of the Tuesday Women's Club. Au cours de sa carrière, il a reçu de nombreux prix, dont le Pulitzer du dessin de presse en 1948 et le Banshees' Silver Lady Award en 1959. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Les débuts à San Francisco (1883-1907)[modifier | modifier le code] Né à San Francisco en 1883, Goldberg y effectue toute sa scolarité. New York et le succès dans l'humour et la bande dessinée (1907-1939)[modifier | modifier le code]
Webonauts Internet Academy Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Rube Goldberg Machine Contest The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is a contest in which college students build devices to complete a simple task in a minimum of twenty steps in the style of American cartoonist Rube Goldberg. Local contests are held at various universities throughout the United States, and local winners are eligible to compete in the national contest. Judging Teams of college students arrive at the competition with a tabletop Rube Goldberg machine designed to accomplish the task of the year. Sixty percent of the score is based on the machine's ability to finish the task in two out of three attempts. History The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest originated at Purdue University in 1949 as a competition between Theta Tau and Triangle fraternities, and it was held annually until 1956. Past tasks Past tasks include: 1989 contest The 1989 national contest had the task of sharpening a pencil in more than 25 steps. 1990 contest 2007 contest one of the 2007 entries 2008 contest
Amazing Rube Goldberg Contraptions and Invention Convention Quest - Make text adventure games without programming Quest lets you make interactive story games. Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. Watch a quick screencast ...and you're free No restrictions. This means you can download and modify the Quest source code, and do whatever you want with it. You can sell the games you make with Quest. You don't need to ask for permission - you already have it. Get started quickly You don't need to know how to program to use Quest. Everything about your game is displayed in plain English, but the source code to your game is also viewable and editable for the more technically minded. A full tutorial is included, and help is always available on our forums. Ever wanted to... Ever wanted to create your own game, but were put off by complicated programming languages? Want to get into game writing, or prototype game narrative before turning it into something bigger? Surprisingly powerful Any language Make an app
The Beauty of the Mechanisms Watches became widely used after Swiss jewelers were forbidden to make jewelry. Since then, watches continued to be very appreciated pieces of technology.Creating and designing a perfect watch has became true art. It is not just about a technology of the mechanism which is “the heart of watch”. In order to produce a perfect watch you have to combine quality technology i.e. perfectly designed mechanism, specially chosen materials and elegant design. Despite the fact that some people will claim that there is not much art in the core engine of some watch, we will show you here some remarkable photos of such engines which are true masterpieces and they are showcase of technological beauty and perfect design. Machine de Rube Goldberg Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Une machine de Rube Goldberg : serviette de table automatique Une machine de Rube Goldberg est une machine qui réalise une tâche simple d’une manière délibérément complexe, le plus souvent à l’aide d’une réaction en chaine. Elle tire son nom du dessinateur américain Rube Goldberg (1883-1970). Exemple de jeu[modifier | modifier le code] The Incredible Machine Lien externe[modifier | modifier le code] Site officiel de Rube Goldberg, présentant plusieurs de ces machines Portail de l’humour
Jay is Games - Indie Games, Browser Games and Casual Game reviews, walkthroughs, room escape games, point and click games, puzzle games and more! Stunningly Intricate: Curta Mechanical Calculator "QUANTUM SHOT" #471link What if Babbage's Difference Engine spawned a "laptop"? It's hard to find more desirable and satisfying (in a tactile sort of way) mechanical fetish item from the age of early computing... For years Curta calculators enjoyed a cult status among collectors, and as recently as in 2003 they were featured in William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" book. However, I daresay, not featured enough. (images credit: Larry McElhiney, Jack Christensen) (images credit: Helmut G. - Entirely mechanical, no electricity or batteries involved.- Designed by Curt Herzstark in 1938 and perfected inside a concentration camp.- Considered to be the most efficient portable calculator (until electronic calculators came in the 70s)- Simply a thing of beauty, stunning piece of engineering art. (image credit: Dave Hicks) First, you gotta feel it in your hand... (images by Olaf Veenstra, Vintage Calculators from VRML simulator, where you can actually operate a model) link (image credit: Uri) ...