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.