The new marble machine 2.1

>The new marble machine 2.1

(A refined version of my earlier marble machine 2)

Marble machine 2.1 is a "new and improved" version of my old marble machine 2 that I build in 2000.

People often asked for plans for that machine, but the machine was totally cobbled together one piece at a time, so it wasn't the sort of thing I could draw plas for. So I designed and built a new and improved version of the machine in 2011. The design was modified so it would be easier to build from a set of plans


Why I built this machine

More about how the machine works


Building the machine: Condensed 20-minute video

Building the marble machine: More detailed 12-part series

1
Elevating gears
2
Elevating mechanism
3
Marble machine base
4
Support arm
5
Marble distribution
6
Dump-o-matic
7
Clanking iron
8
Zigzag descent
9
Bowl ramps
10
Tuna can drums
11
Percussion elements
12
Xyloboard and
alignment pegs

Watch all 12 construction videos in a row on YouTube



Reader built versions of this machine

Brian Sanders's version
of marble machine 2.1
Nancy Franks's marble machine
Christian's marble machine
On YouTube
Alessandro Quadrado's
Matt Gulde's
Mike's

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