Stephen Colbert wanted a Rube Goldberg machine to open his show, so he tapped the creatives at Syyn Labs.
Syyn Labs team member Brett Doar designed and built a beautiful machine for this purpose, incorporating numerous Colbert themed elements. Because it was built in Los Angeles, but the show tapes in New York, the machine had to be then packed, shipped, and reassembled on-site. Reassembly had to take place inside a very narrow time-frame, and the reliability had to be very high as the show is live to tape. The machine worked flawlessly.