|Project by jelleknikkers||posted 04-04-2015 02:59 PM||1912 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
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
-- My unique hobby http://www.marblerun.org