If you question the purpose and function of Rube Goldberg machines, then you can never understand the joy of building impossibly complex machines to complete simple tasks. This Rube Goldberg machine takes almost 5 minutes to dispense a single piece of tape.
All the mechanism is made from cardboard, toilet paper tubes, popsicle sticks, dominoes, and red solo cups. DaksDominos’ tape-dispensing Rube Goldberg masterpiece failed in the first 187 attempts when he was trying to capture the complete chain reaction on video. It can be maddening but 188 attempts to finally get the machine to work, might be worth it for the designer.