When you were a kid, probably lined up a bunch of dominoes or blocks, and when you pushed one, they all came tumbling down. Well, this is like that, but on genius-laced steroids. The creative minds at 2D Photography spent months concocting and then constructing the Rube Goldberg Machine, a system of pulleys and leveys producing causes and effects with a fairly simple ultimate goal: to snap a picture. Why go through all the trouble for something you could easily yourself? Because it's f***ing cooler this way, that's why. The machine is named after the American Cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who was famous for inventing complex gadgets to perform simple tasks.

Check out the making of the machine below, too. This is seriously some crazy ish. [2D Photography]