Honda Rube Goldberg machine

This commercial for Honda features a nice Rube Goldberg machine made out of car parts.

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+19 1. Wudjey commented 12 years ago

0:23 Is it just me or do those tires defy the laws of physics?
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+10 2. messmaker commented 12 years ago

0:28 gravity abuse alert!
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+8 3. DarkiKun commented 12 years ago

@#1 & #2. they are obviously magic tires. =)
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+4 4. NucleoVega commented 12 years ago

One of my favorite vids ever. it's called "Cog".

Also, those tires have always bugged the hell out of me.. I figure they're weighted at the top, so when they get nudged forward, they force the tires to roll uphill. i dunno tho.
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0 5. Wudjey commented 12 years ago

Well there is a possibility the floor is moving downward 8-)
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+5 6. ILMV commented 12 years ago

Sad as it is to say, I have the DVD of 'the making of', yes the tyres are weighted...
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+1 7. vitaminm commented 12 years ago

the tires are gay. to extrapolate, they are so sexually attracted to the next tire that they are able to defy the laws of natural selection.
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+4 8. BombDiggady commented 12 years ago

1:22 Heheh, the windshield wipers are funny :(|)
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0 9. gendarme commented 12 years ago

Indeed, the wipers remind me of the Matrix or Terminator.
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0 10. patriotaus commented 12 years ago

its good to see the whole thing. have only ever seen 15secs of it on tv
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+2 11. nylaia commented 12 years ago

This is real:
World’s most expensive commercial
It took 606 takes and re-takes to make this commercial and the total cost was
$ 6.2 million for this commercial.
Everything is real with no graphics used and still look at the precision.
The team that made this commercial won many awards.
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0 12. messmaker commented 12 years ago

After a closer look the tire problem is actually POSSIBLE.

All it took was to put much weight in the upmost part inside the wheel or behind it. Then keep them balanced which could be achieved with some play-doh or other plasticine. Thus the tires kept their balance until hit - then the gravity pulled them up.

Myth confirmed.
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0 13. danbopes commented 12 years ago

This is pretty old, they ran this a while back, and it was a viral video. It's beautifully done, (probably because it took 606 tries), which is why it makes a good commercial.
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-1 14. rizwan commented 12 years ago

#1,#2 & #3 dont try be a genious. just watch and enjoy
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+1 15. Wudjey commented 12 years ago

#14 I thought the video was cool, just when that part came on I was like "Wtf?"
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-4 16. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 12 years ago

How old r u guys not getting the weighted tires?
You all would probably believe that bees aerodynamically speaking should not be able to fly eighter.
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0 17. sephiroth commented 12 years ago

a way to catch the viewers attention? start with a huge explotion..takes foerever to reach to the climax, but thats just me :)
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-2 18. librabooks commented 12 years ago

If you look close enough, the tires are thicker on the side they roll to, thus having more weight - they ARE rolling uphill. Also, watch the last tire when it finishes - it sways back and forth showing imbalance in the wheel. My only hope is that; since all the parts used here are actual car parts - the tires aren't used on a real car (it would make for a rather TRICKY drive!)
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-1 19. messmaker commented 12 years ago

As for the car parts, i wonder what's the one at 0:53 8-)
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+2 20. mafiaBH commented 12 years ago

Until I see this in a higher resolution, its definitely CG. Very strange light reflections all around.
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-2 21. zf1 commented 12 years ago

#20 doh, beat me to it +1 mafiaBH


yeah, its obviously cgi. nobody would have noticed it if it were not for those tires. i bet they did it like that on purpose as a way to show off quality of that cgi. cleaver
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+2 22. ILMV commented 12 years ago

Ok for all you haters... here is the making of video

http://viral.videosift.com/video/The-Making-of-Cog-The-Incredible-Honda-Ad
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0 23. zf1 commented 12 years ago

#22 interesting. u guess that would mean #4 is probably correct
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+1 24. Daire commented 12 years ago

wats up with the video drought??? Upload sumting plz!
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0 25. vgsr commented 12 years ago

CG or not CG...
Its just very entertaining to look at.
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0 26. Master_Bainzu commented 12 years ago

the song is a remix of daft punk's around the world, :D , it's a good song
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0 27. Onlyodin commented 12 years ago

#11 the good people at guiness would have us believe otherwise:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2007/nov/08/guinnessadvert
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0 28. nooitaf (admin) commented 11 years ago

if anybody wants to see the first movie of a rube goldberg machine get yourself a copy of "The Way Things Go" .. all tricks are also used there.
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0 29. levicblack commented 11 years ago

#22 in one part of that video one guy says he had been working on it for 6 or 7 years. my question is y does it take that long. also #11 $6.2 million? Seriously? you give me a fraction of that and ill have the same thing done in a few weeks. Screw 7 years and $6.2 mil.