Rube Goldberg machines are frequently featured here on DYH, so when one appears that fits into two suitcases, and has a name like “Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine”, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to get featured.
The machine, by a design studio called HeyHeyHey, was built in response to their first Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine, which was such a success that groups all around the world requested its availability for shows and festivals. Since it didn’t travel well, HeyHeyHey decided to build another Melvin, but this time, they wanted to make it portable.
The result is a Rube Goldberg machine that’s specifically built to travel the world, and even acts like a tourist when he gets there, ‘sending’ its own postcards and taking pictures of those around it.
It’s an impressive work of interactive art, and the website does a great job of detailing each step in the process, and documenting the journey that Melvin takes, so I highly recommend you check it out.