Heath Robinson Pancake Making Machine, We find irresistible the drawings of eccentric machines by cartoonist and illustrator W.Heath Robinson, (1872 –1944), that have become part of common parlance for unnecessarily complex and implausible contraptions. We often use the phrase ‘Heath Robinson’ in relation to any of our temporary fixes using our ingenuity and whatever is to hand, – often string and tape, or unlikely cannibalisations.

Heath Robinson - Pancake Making Machine - A classic example illustrating what is often referred to as a Rube Goldberg Machine.

Rube Goldberg Instructables teen program idea

Make a Rube Goldberg Machine!

Rube Goldberg machine (not his illustration style, but the idea of a set of inter-connected machines/levers/whatever)

Rube Goldberg and the Irreducible Strangeness of Electricity

Rube Goldberg | Goldberg loved drawing from a young age. He never had official art training, but has told in interviews how he used to go at about the age of 12 to a sign painter house with a friend and take lessons. Some of drawings are also dating back to things he did for fun during high school.

Rube Goldberg inventions! My granddaughter placed twice in the Science Fair with Rube Goldbergs.

Reuben goldberg

Reuben Lucius Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor. He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways.

Reuben goldberg

Reuben goldberg