These kids must watch the Pythagoras Switch Japanese TV show a lot, so they made a fantastic homemade Rube Goldbergian device inspired by the show.
What is this pythagoras switch anyhow?
In Japanese pitagorasuichi is how say in engrish Pythagoras Switch. Despite that mouthful of a name, this educational television show on NHK is a quite fun science program for kids (like me). Watch the Google-Video of the “beautiful mechanism” program segment in which the “Pitagora device” goes into action.
So what is the “Pitagora device” all about? The show targets four to six year old children to help foster and develop their powers of of thinking. Here’s my loose translation of the mission statement the “Pythagoras Switch” children’s show…. From 3Yen
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