Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg
designating any very complicated invention, machine, scheme, etc. laboriously contrived to perform a seemingly simple operation
Origin of Rube Goldbergafter Rube (Reuben Lucius) Goldberg (1883-1970), United States cartoonist, known for his drawings of comically intricate contrivances
Of, relating to, or being a contrivance that brings about by complicated means what apparently could have been accomplished simply.
Origin of Rube GoldbergAfter Reuben Lucius (“Rube”) Goldberg (1883-1970), American cartoonist noted for his intricate diagrams of such contrivances