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Offline Ocram

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Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
« on: March 03, 2016, 02:43 PM »
Hello,

I don't know if this is posted before, but I have never seen it before.

Anyway this is a tremendous wooden music instrument using 2000 marbles, lego en some other stuff. Apart from understanding music instruments and being able to compose music. You have to be a technical woodworker who can really think out of the box.



Enjoy Ocram

Offline neilc

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Re: Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 04:18 PM »
The Wintergatan channel on Youtube has a series of videos on how the machine was built..

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcXhhVwCT6_WqjkEniejRJQ

The gears were all cut with Matthias' gear machine from woodgears.ca - another inventive site on making things!

http://www.woodgears.ca
« Last Edit: March 03, 2016, 04:22 PM by neilc »

Offline Alex

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Re: Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 05:08 PM »
What a very cool music machine. If you think of all the imagination needed just to figure this all out, and then turn it into a working apparatus. Very ingenious. Thanks for sharing the video.

Offline mwildt

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Re: Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 08:01 PM »
Totally cool! What an accomplishment. Looks great and sounds amazing clearly he got talent.

Offline bkharman

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Re: Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 09:04 PM »
That is awesome!  I showed both my 8 year old son and my 6 year old daughter at bedtime and they thought it was really, really, REALLY cool!  My daughter said she is going to buy it from them after the tour... "I will even give them like... 100 dollars for it.  I have to have that, it sounds like a big music box, daddy can you build a ballerina to go on top of it?"

Thanks for sharing, those guys are artists indeed.

Cheers. Bryan.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 07:46 PM »
Matthias has a couple videos and information about the marble machines he built. They are much smaller but fun just the same and would make great gifts as long as you send a pair of earplugs along for each parent. :)
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