Pee-wee starts off the morning with some breakfast made using his elaborate Breakfast Machine. The machine automates several common tasks, such as cooking eggs and pancakes, squeezing oranges, and toasting bread using a sophisticated combination of simple machines.
Chunk must perform the truffle shuffle before he can enter Mikey's house. After he performs it, the gate entrance to the house is opened using a Rube Goldberg machine, which consists of simple machines such as ramps, pulleys, and levers.
Joe, Sam, and David come across an elaborate machine during their scavenger hunt. Based on information from the previous clue, they decide to put their token in the orange color slot. It works, as the machine starts and performs a series of operations that eventually gives them their next clue.