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Old 01-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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As there are lots of engineers and technical types here, here's what bored engineers do.

It's the longest duration, most elaborate Rube Goldberg I can remember, with an amusing ending (requisite teaser)...

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I liked that. Would not want to design and assemble the device though. too much like w*rk.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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Cool! Do it again!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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Awesome! I always got a kick out of those contests when I was attending Purdue University.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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That's pretty cool. It reminds me of the Honda "Cogs" commercial that aired 10 years ago.



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New Honda commercial in the UK. Very important that you understand: There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film. Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it.

The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up again.

The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. The film cost six million dollars and took three months to complete including a full engineering of the sequence.

In addition, it's two minutes long so every time Honda airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in clover for a lifetime. Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for itself simply in "free" viewings (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!).

When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation - including the costs.

There are six and only six hand-made Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film.

Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp, and complete Honda Accord) are parts from those two cars.

When the ad was shown to Honda executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten. They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for real.
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A few years old, but still - engineers wanna have fun!
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #8
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That's pretty cool. It reminds me of the Honda "Cogs" commercial that aired 10 years ago.
Great video! I remember that one now, though I hadn't seen it again since...
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