Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970 aka Rube Goldberg, Cartoonist and inventor of the "Rube Goldberg Machine". In 1931 the Merriam-Webster dictionary adopted the word "Rube Goldberg" as an adjective defined as accomplishing something simple through complex means.
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Makes Breakfast with Rube Goldberg Machine - Designed by Yuri Suzuki and Masa Kimura, the Breakfast Machine will make you a complete meal consisting of omelets, coffee, orange juice and toast with jam. The steps are annotated with chalk. 16 Cool Rube Goldberg Machine Ideas, http://hative.com/rube-goldberg-machine-ideas/,
There’s something really fun about over-engineering. As a child of the 80s, I remember how fun it was to play Mouse Trap. Love these scenes from Goonies and Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure. Great way to teach Rube Goldberg machines and over-engineering to kids.