Modular Marble Run

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Project by jelleknikkers posted 04-04-2015 02:59 PM 1832 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve invented a modular Marble Run consisting of units (tiles) measuring 4 X 4 inch (10 X 10 cm). This system is inspired from Cuboro, Kugelix, Matthias Wandel’s marble blocks and Lego GBC. The prototype tiles are made from MDF wood, i made this without a CNC router, i use a normal router and a guiding system to make the tracks. I’m planning to use a better type of wood in the future. My system consists six different categories of tiles:

White: Basic track elements (straight, curved, crossing)
Blue: Advanced track elements (slaloms, funnels, loops, nail boards)
Green: Track switches or junctions
Red: Track elements with moving parts like tip-overs, levers, etc
Yellow: Trackelements with sound (bells, chimes, gongs, etc)
Purple (coming later): Lifters, marble elevators and other systems to transport marbles up.

Some tiles has larger dimensions like 20 X 10 cm or 30 X 10 cm to fit larger mechanisms or track patterns.
Please watch the video of the prototype

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#1 posted 04-04-2015 03:05 PM

A Great Marble Run. The one I made was no where as fancy as yours.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 04-04-2015 05:17 PM

Very nice! This give me an idea for next Christmas. thanks

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 04-04-2015 05:49 PM

Too cool!

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#4 posted 04-04-2015 07:27 PM

Love the video.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 04-04-2015 09:02 PM

Would love to see this with a lifter of some sort. Perhaps a large wheel or conveyer belt..
Great work!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 12:27 AM

Great marble run and video. Very creative.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#7 posted 04-05-2015 01:18 AM

Really good video, and of course the marble run is divine.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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