Tag: machines

This Rube Goldberg Machine Uses Light, Mirrors and Magnifying Glasses

A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered or overdone to perform a very simple task in a very complicated fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970). [source] In this creative spot by Japanese firm au HIKARI,…

Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

Amazon unveils their eighth generation fulfillment center which utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years worth of software and mechanical innovations. The company is currently operating 10 of these new generation fulfillment centers across the U.S. Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include: – Kiva robots of which Amazon currently…