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Project by RPKnikker posted 05-29-2011 06:03 PM 4708 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here my 4e marble-machine It’s a small marble-machine but works great!!!

''More info''

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Millo

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 07:20 PM

love it!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 08:13 PM

That is SO COOL!

The time it must have taken to get it planned & adjusted must be a lot!

At the very end when the balls are lining up to go UP, raises questions:
Just the force of One ball hitting the long string upward is enough to move the line ONE ball?
No other energy required to help out?
I guess the weight of the balls is very important and the whole design could change depending on the ball weight?
It looks like you are using electrical wire with a huge amount of insulation… Is that correct? What are you using for the black railings?

Thank you… Looks awesome!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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RPKnikker

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 10:49 PM

Hé thanks for your reaction!

I don’t now what you mean with the first question about the lift. The second question about witch material I use. ( Black track ) Its simple tube with ironwire in it. You can find it on our website.

So, Write me back for the first question.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 11:11 PM

OK, 1st question… The Lift.

When a marble finishes it’s journey and comes to the end, it rolls down to Hit the chain of marbles waiting to be Pushed Upward (Lifted). It hits with enough force to raise the chain of waiting marbles by One marble releasing the top marble into the track for another ride down the tubes.

That is what I meant by the Lift… etc.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Bertha

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 11:27 PM

I got such a kick out of this. Waiting for the ball to drop was torture. The toggle at top is simply genius.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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RPKnikker

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#6 posted 05-29-2011 11:57 PM

Thanks for your comment!

Now I understand what you mean by asking about the lift. No the marbles are not going up by pushing each other. The lift is driven by a motor at the back of the marble-machine.

So there is power needed for the lift.
Thanks for all your comments and see you.

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HallTree

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 02:18 AM

Not your normal project that one would see coming out of a woodworking shop, I love it.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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RPKnikker

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 09:46 AM

Thanks for your interest!

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miles125

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#9 posted 05-30-2011 03:43 PM

Wouldn’t the ball force loading another ball make it a perpetual motion machine? Now that would be the trick of all tricks…:). Very cool project!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 05-30-2011 04:41 PM

Yes, it gives the appearance of a Perpetual Motion machine… reason for my question. LOL

It’s still a COOL project… Very intriguing…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Bertha

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#11 posted 05-30-2011 04:46 PM

I’m still here admiring it;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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RPKnikker

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#12 posted 05-30-2011 04:49 PM

ha ha thanks

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souichiro

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#13 posted 06-07-2011 07:51 PM

An absolutely wonderful machine!

-- Dale, Oregon

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 06-09-2011 06:01 PM

awesome!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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DaddyZ

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#15 posted 06-09-2011 06:54 PM

Very Nice !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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