Red Bull “Kluge” from David G Wilson on Vimeo. This past October, I was in Orange County CA building this machine for Red Bull. I was a lead engineer working with about 20 other very talented builders. We shot it at the former El Toro Marine Base, (now known as The Great Park). […]
Scientific American Psychology Film Series | Trailer from Couple 3 Films on Vimeo. In April I worked with Noah Hutton and Couple 3 films to create some contraptions for a series of short films for Scientific American. What I created was a machine to illustrate Pavlovian Conditioning, (where a stimulus, like the ringing of a […]
Here’s video of the Kiehl’s sample dispenser detailed in photographs below.
I was commissioned in May by Sub Rosa to create a memorable machine to dispense samples of Kiehl’s skincare products for their flagship store in New York, as part of their 160th anniversary retrospective. I created five machines out of steel and brass. Here are some photos of them installed in the store.
I was commissioned by GE to build a kinetic sculpture for the 2011 TED conference in Long Beach CA. The piece is inspired by a Jenbacher natural gas engine, and is intended to point out the engine’s capability to meet the energy needs of 18000 typical homes. Each little house represents 100 homes.
(image credit: Thoma Kikis) video credit: Tom Jennings Tom Jennings and I designed and built this calligraphy robot for director Chris Milk and Radical Media, as part of “The Wilderness Downtown”, an interactive music video for the band Arcade Fire. The machine uses a custom pen plotter to print postcards generated by viewers, and it […]
Here’s a Rube Goldberg machine that I built for Syynlabs for the Disney XD channel. I built and designed about 90% of this (didn’t build the pneumatic cannons at the end, these were repurposed from the OK Go video. I did work out the wiring and the trigger mechanism. Also I didn’t do the part […]
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Intro – Rube Goldberg Machine www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive I built this Rube Goldberg Machine for the Colbert Report, and set it off in front of a live audience to begin the show. Some things that may not […]
I was a primary engineer on this video. I worked out the majority of triggers on the upper level, as well as designed and built several of the individual modules, including the Sunrise, the flags, the typewriter mechanism, and the rolling ball/kabuki screen theater. I also contributed the “Make: magazine” race car that rolls down […]
this is an instructional video about the operation and recommended uses of the Phantom LImb Generator, a home amputation appliance. this is a bit more in depth: