A group of software developers from Scandiweb has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine ever built. In front of a cheering crowd, the 412-step machine took nearly 15 minutes before the final step lit up the central Christmas tree in Riga, Lativa.

A team of nearly 50 Scandiweb employees and volunteers built and tested the machine for nearly two months before its final successful run.


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Rube Goldberg machines are loosely defined as any contraption that performs a very simple task in a very complicated way. The previous record holder was a 300-step monster from Purdue University, Indiana, which blew up a balloon in 2012.

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Source: Guinness World Records