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Meet Melvin, a portable and complex contraption made just with the purpose of signing and stamping postcards!

melvin's machine
“Conveniently built in two old suitcases, Melvin the Mini Machine is a Rube Goldberg machine specifically designed to travel the world. Each time Melvin fully completes a run, he ‘signs’ a postcard and sticks a stamp to it – making it ready to be sent.”

Melvin was created by design studio HEYHEYHEY, because they had some time to kill and needed a challenge to their creativity. How much fun would it be to have one of these for our own postcards? :D

Thank you mothwriter and badshaped, for forwarding us the video!

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50 comments so far

Stephaniej, Netherlands
This made me laugh :)
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Imre90, Netherlands
Beautiful video :)
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Jetske, Netherlands
How awesome is this? :D
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ievkutia, Lithuania
Amazing!!! Made my day. :)
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scrutiny, Hong Kong
This is SO COOL!!!! I want one!! If I can't have one... can I at least get one of the postcards Melvin makes?! :D :D
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Annierose, Australia
awesome!!! Can I have one please lol
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Artwerks, United States of America
I love that idea.. I want to make one..
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Corentin-L, France
Some people really have great and funny ideas to entertain our daily life ! It would be so wonderful to can receive one of these postcards ;)
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petrini1, United States of America
How cool is that? Can I have one?
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freshwater, United States of America
I would gladly make a donation to a charity in enchange for a card from Melvin the Machine! Perhaps the receiving charity could rotate, or change monthly/quarterly?
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Entz, United States of America
That is just GREAT. I enjoyed watching
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Mori_Jane, United Kingdom
That was simply amazing.
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kk12, United States of America
Cool!
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pocci, Germany
Awesome!
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Nordbaer, Germany
I could watch Melvin for hours!!!
:-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Danart, France
J'adore !
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SilentSilence, Spain
Amazing! :0
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Rafiki50, Netherlands
Dit is echt lachen! Geweldig gedaan.
Rafiki50/Gerda
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JinaSensei, United States of America
Cute.
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HM, Netherlands
Dutch Design! Such a happy item!

I recognised dutch products, the Hema alarmclock, a tin from candy called Haags Hopje and matches from Sweden with a design that hasn't changed for years http://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/NL-498355
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shui, Taiwan
This is really fun!!! Thanks for sharing!! :D
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sapic12, Portugal
Great!
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mskamat1857, India
It is marvelous Physics, Before that i have seen this On HTC Mobile's Facebook Timeline , Postcard with One Queen's stamp Incredible .. !!!
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
Amazing! Wish to have a card from him! :D
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Marleen1979, Netherlands
Great video, really enjoyed it.
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kugusch, Germany
LOL, that was fun to watch! I sure wouldn't mine receiving a Melvin card, either....great novelty!
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Ejderha, Netherlands
Incredibly funny and cool! Melvin makes me smile (^-^)
(And it's Dutch! Eindhoven Rockcity!!)
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Elisabeth_, Austria
This is absolutely cool! They definitely had LOTS of time to kill ;-) Well done, and well filmed!
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lieselgrobler, South Africa
Wow, it is wonderful! I love that's it's so old fashioned and slow - our lives these days are too rushed!
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isagv, Germany
made me smile. :)
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Hanakang, Korea (South)
Awesome! I just want to have that mini machine!!:)
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tartagal, Argentina
very good video, I love to have a postcard of melvin
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elos, Netherlands
I think it is one of the greatest Dutch inventions ever!
If not the greatest; in any case the funniest.
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VeniceSunrise, United States of America
Haha, funny thing! I want one too!! :-)
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canbcpost, Canada
Haha love it! Might be a challenge explaining it going through security at the airport tho :P
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Anfield, Germany
Great clip, very funny : )
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theguitarist, Malaysia
Such a heartwarming video. :)
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Archicraft, Canada
so awesome! wish i own your suitcases lol
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amit19, India
Awesome Video!! I'd love to have a postcard of Melvin
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MiniP, Czech Republic
This made my day :)
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Zelphire, United States of America
I would love one of these postcards! Great Video!!!
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Wow! How clever! Everyone needs a Melvin :-D
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Blogger, United States of America
What fun! Thanks for posting this :D
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ritz, United Arab Emirates
that was so cool! I LOVE it!
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tamstertje1989, Netherlands
Hahahaha, I love it! The dutch people can really make wonderful movies. :D
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Gerda2012, Netherlands
Soooooooooooo funny!
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Elkka, Finland
Hilarious!! Absolutely great!!! :D
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CBear214, United States of America
Yeay! I love it!
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Theaann, Australia
Awesome! A combination od Mousetrap, with Boccé and a pipe. I would love to get a postcard from Melvin.
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Indig0, Gibraltar
awesome idea!!!!
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