Marblelance Marble Machine

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Project by jelleknikkers posted 07-08-2013 01:13 PM 1978 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This marble machine has a tipping container that hold up to 1030 marbles which will be released all at the same time when the container is full. Then the 1030 marbles will race down the tracks with colorful obstacles. A lifting system will transport the marbles back to the top. There are also two smaller tipping containers which will drop marbles over a nail board and a spiral track. It is now displayed inside the NEMO science museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This museum attract thousands of people per day.
This Marble Machine is made mostly from MDF and pine wood. The tracks itself is made from MDF, the supports are from pine wood. Only the lifting guiding rails and poles are from aluminium.

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#1 posted 07-08-2013 01:23 PM

very cool

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#2 posted 07-08-2013 01:28 PM

That is neat- it will keep kids occupied for hours. How long did it take you build it?

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 02:59 PM

Seriously awesome!

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#4 posted 07-08-2013 05:01 PM

Kids, JIM? That would keep ME occupied for hours!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#5 posted 07-08-2013 07:35 PM

I don’t need that to Lose My Marbles. Very Cool.

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#6 posted 07-08-2013 11:14 PM

Very cool….well done.

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#7 posted 03-06-2014 04:46 PM

Over the past two months, my son and I have watched this somewhere around 100 times. Love it every time. We are getting a little marble obsessed in this house as well… My son wants a bedroom just like yours :)
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