My team and I opened the Google I/O Worldwide Developer conference on June 25th. My crew, consisting of Paul Thompson, Steve Lassovzsky, TJ Lewis, Eric Mesple and Trevor Yamamoto, kicked off the keynote session with a live audience of about 5000, with a couple of million viewers via global simulcast. The full installation was a […]
Nokia + Microsoft from SOVRN STATE on Vimeo. This is a Rube Goldberg machine built to celebrate Nokia Devices & Services joining Microsoft. I collaborated with Column Five, who had previously worked on Microsoft’s “Child of the 90s” video. This machine also celebrates the history of technology featuring old school Nokia phones, stacks of floppy […]
Gregory Mone wrote this great piece about me in Popular Science magazine, How To Become A Rube Goldberg Machine Builder.
Leo Burnett’s Susan Credle named my Goldieblox Rube Goldberg machine as one of her favorites in this year end wrap-up from the Wall Street Journal.
George P. Johnson started out 100 years ago making flags and buntings for parades and other things, and because of its location in Detroit, also started getting involved in figuring out how to show people what those “automobile” things were all about. You could say they invented the Auto Show: you know that thing where […]
GoldieBlox is a company that makes really neat engineering toys geared towards girls. I worked with them to create this Rube Goldberg Machine in October and November of 2013. The build took about 2 1/2 weeks, and I had a crew of 5, including Paul Thompson, Craig Simmons, Robin Carpenter, Eric Mesple, and Rebecca Thompson. […]
I was interviewed by Justin Nobel in this great piece on Science Friday, Building the World’s Fastest Gumball Machine..
I created 75 of these little machines for Google. They were given as gifts to people who had been speakers at the Zeitgeist Americas 2012 conference. The parts were waterjetted from 16 gauge stainless steel, then welded together and powdercoated. I did a run of 4 different colors to match Google’s pallette, and […]
Jason Torchinsky wrote up a nice interview with me in Jalopnik about Red Bull Kluge.
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). […]