Marble Machine Funbox

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Project by jelleknikkers posted 392 days ago 1085 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box (Marble Machine) produces silly sounds… Put a bering ball on the red chute, it rolls down a carrousel chute which swings the ball to one of the 15 holes leading to different items to produce the sounds. The items are a door bell (on the red door!), clock gong (the black spiral thing), nails, old bicycle spokes, springs and a wooden spiral track with click-clack sound.

Dimensions: 10 X 9 X 12 inch
Balls: steel bearing balls 1/2 inch diameter
Building time: 43 hours

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#1 posted 392 days ago

That’s really cool. I do love marble machines.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#2 posted 392 days ago

You have made the perfect fun time toy to drive a parent nuts. I need to make one or maybe two of these for our twin grandkids. They live in another state so I’m ok with the all the dings and dongs! Nice job on this by the way!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 392 days ago

looks lie a great little fun project.

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

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#4 posted 391 days ago


-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#5 posted 391 days ago

I have most everything identified except those items at the 1:18 point along the left side of the video. They look like really short steel shell cases but have a musical sound rather than the dull brass I use for shell casings. What are they?



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#6 posted 368 days ago

Very smart I love it

-- Nachman

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