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

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 finally designed and built a new and improved version of the machine. 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 marble machine: a 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


Buy the plans for
Marble machine 2.1


More marble machines:

Brian Sanders's version
of marble machine 2.1

And here's a video of another version of mm2.1 that I stumbled across on YouTube.

See also:

"The new skype"
A goofy sort of video

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