Rube Goldberg virtuoso Joseph Herscher’s latest creation brings humor to social distancing. The Joseph’s Machines creator tells E100 that quarantine presents challenges to sourcing materials – but leads to more creative results.
“It’s forced me to be more resourceful with what’s on hand. I can’t just pop down to the Dollar Store to buy something. I have to try to make do with what’s already in the house.” While many cope with boredom, Herscher’s never been busier. “I make machines from home, so being quarantined doesn’t really affect my work. It’s cut out all the social distractions, so I’m working non-stop!”
– Tia Over, The Engineering 100