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OREO Separator Machine

Finally! It is unknown what percentage of the population prefers Oreo cookies to Oreo cream, but it is a good bet that all those Double-Stuffers out there outnumber the cookie fans. That is why it took so long to build the OREO Separator Machine.

Well, no longer:

It’s a basic human desire to separate an OREO cookie. Humans love either cookie or creme. And sometimes a man just needs to invent a machine to do the hard work of separating the two. Today, that man is physicist and cookie-part preferrer David Neevel. Watch him operate the machine he created that separates OREO cookies.

No longer must those who like the cookie part better walk past the Oreo Double Stuf package in the supermarket and shield their eyes in disgust. Finally, cookie fans have their day!

(Via OhGizmo!)

March 5, 2013   No Comments

Retrosink: Old-Timey Alarm-Clock Tea Maker

Old-Timey Alarm-Clock Tea Maker

Even since the beginning of the modern era it was recognized that people needed all the help they could get when it came to procuring a caffeinated beverage. After all, the motor skills needed to make a pot of tea or coffee require some degree of coordination—best left to automation. Back in the day, they might have used an old-timey appliance such as this alarm clock tea maker contraption.

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October 4, 2010   No Comments

Breakfast (Machine) is finally ready

Platform21 Breakfast Machine

It took a couple of weeks, but breakfast is finally ready. Platform21 set out on a project to create the Breakfast Machine: A Rube Goldberg-type contraption designed to make breakfast as complicated as possible. As long as you like toast with jam, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee you’re all set.

Platform21 Breakfast Machine wide view

Yuri Suzuki and artist Masa Kimura created the masterpiece (with a lot of hungry friends). Now if we can just get that all in a box and off to marketing… Video after the jump breakfast.

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September 30, 2009   No Comments

Wannabe Rube Goldberg kitchen gadget

Upright Peeler With Stand

There must be more to this Upright Peeler With Stand than is seen in this picture. I say that because of the simple fact it looks like the final stage of a Rube Goldberg kitchen device. Through a process of deduction involving rolling marbles, fire, and darts popping balloons, I have come to the conclusion that this peeler is simply not complex enough; there must be more to it.

This actual product is designed, oddly enough, to streamline the process of peeling carrots. Simply set the six blades in place, set to an optimum height, tighten down the screws, place the carrot in the hopper and use the included plunger to strike down and peel your carrot. See? One simple motion. If you need to peel a vegetable other than a carrot, an additional cucumber accessory is available.

To be fair, like all Rube Goldberg contraptions, this one has a real goal. If you were suddenly tasked with peeling thousands of vegetables carrots or cucumbers, this one-motion gadget might seem to fit the bill. If you set up some sort of carrot trolley then you’ll really have it made. After all, there is only one proper way to make ramen, deal with a Cadbury Creme Egg, or even mix a drink. Remember, proper kitchen technique is always important.

April 17, 2009   1 Comment