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What is the name of the thing where objects are well connected and pass through different sections to finally help do one thing at the end in a creative way. Where an object moves along a specific path, hits another which has a new path which moves along and hits another etc? :)

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    Contraption might be suitable.
    – Joe Dark
    Dec 28 '14 at 12:40
  • This might be one of the most famous ones (at least recently), made entirely from car parts.
    – J.R.
    Dec 29 '14 at 11:15
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    Related question and answer
    – user6951
    Dec 29 '14 at 19:45
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A 'Rube Goldberg machine'?

Here are some examples of what I think you might be talking about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFWHbRApS3c

(The name comes from the cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who would draw cartoons of fanciful and intricate inventions like these.)

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You can coin your own.

Chain Reaction, Serial Chain Reactors, Chain Impulse Transmitters, Serial Momentons ..

or even

Domino Chain

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A Rube Goldberg machine.

It is a machine that goes through complicated and unnecessary processes to complete a simple task.
Example: Task: to dump dog food in a bowl. Start: a phone vibrating when it receives a phone call, knocking down a set of dominos.

Wikipedia: A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered or overdone to perform a very simple task in a very complicated fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970).

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