Awesome Rube Goldberg machine makes robot light Hanukkah menorah


(CBS News) Q: How many engineering students does it take to light a Hanukkah menorah with a robot and a helium balloon. A: Four if they're these guys. Technion students Eyal Cohen, Tomer Wassermann, Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan decided to build what I call "Home Alone" shenanigans and what they call a Rube Goldberg machine and stepped up to the challenge nicely.

There may be simpler ways to celebrate Hanukkah, but in my opinion none cooler.

The intricate holiday video was posted by YouTube user Technion and made in the Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics Laboratory in the William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management. While it's probably not the best or safest way to light your menorah at home, I'm impressed and definitely not complaining about their methods. And if you'd like to check out more videos by Technion, you can visit their YouTube page by clicking here.

  • Casey Glynn

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