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Marble Machine - Ring Gear Lift - Figure 8 Transfer - Vortex Funnel

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Published on Dec 18, 2010

Marble Machine (definition: A Do-Nothing or Rube Goldberg Type Machine)

August 2015 Re-Edited Video: https://youtu.be/bDkEGQi52Js

This is intended to be an awkward, overly complicated mechanism for the sole purpose of entertainment and to make noise in the process. People seem to enjoy watching gears turn and marbles running around in circles making noise.

There are 16 gears hand-cut from ½" Baltic Birch plywood driven by an electric gear reduction motor.

The mechanism moves 5/8” steel bearings at the rate of 7200 per hour.

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