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Brooklyn-based Inventor Creates Contraption to Serve Himself Dessert (Video)

April 20, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Joseph Herscher who calls himself “inventor of useless machines” has created an intricate contraption to serve himself a piece of cake in his Brooklyn apartment.

Herscher dubs his latest kinetic artwork, the “cake server”.

The project took three months to complete with 90 percent of the time spent on testing through trial and error.

“I hate waiting for dessert, so here’s a Rube Goldberg machine to streamline dinnertime,” the kinetic artist said.

Slim and dark-haired New Zealand native, Herscher in 2012 created a real-world Rube Goldberg machine and called his contraption the “Page Turner.”

As of April 2017, the video of his contraption on YouTube had 8 million views.

In 2008, with no particular training in sculpture or mechanical engineering, Herscher built his first Rube Goldberg machine in the living room of a large house in Auckland, New Zealand, where he lived.

More than 2.3 million YouTube viewers watched the resulting video, “Creme That Egg.”

His landlords, however, were not. Two weeks after the machine was completed, Mr. Herscher and his roommates were evicted.

He moved to New York in 2009 and continued with his kinetic artwork.

Watch more videos of his “useless machines” here…






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