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Author Topic: Wintergatan Marble Machine  (Read 1521 times)
Atterton
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« on: March 03, 2016, 10:13:48 pm »

Not too much to say, it's a mechanical musical instrument powered by a crank and played with marbles:

http://youtu.be/IvUU8joBb1Q
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 10:26:33 pm »

That really is fantastic. Thank's for sharing it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 04:29:57 am »

I saw this, then shared it with my kids and then my husband. Everyone agreed, that is really a cool machine..
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 04:52:38 am »

That's awesome!

Marbles?
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 05:48:00 am »

That is really awesome! Now I have to look up how that machine was made...
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 12:51:30 pm »

Pure genius and a joy to watch,

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)


OK. just viewed that again and am in awe. How does one even come up with a concept like that, let alone build the damn thing?

Brilliant.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 03:05:43 pm »

Truly amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 05:57:18 pm »

You can also look up the forest xylophone on YouTube, for a similar thing.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2016, 05:17:45 am »

What I particularly like about it is that it is a multi-functional device. Not only does it play predetermined music (thanks to the Lego Technic pieces in the rolls) but it can also be played by the user as an instrument, with him or her determining the notes and the component of the device that is playing. I also like that this is done using the marbles in many different ways (or not in the case of the guitar board).  

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 11:53:50 pm »

WOW!!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 01:17:47 pm »

In the same vein, I spotted  this on the same page of a tech blog where the Wintergatan machine was featured.  It's a low-tech guitar effects pedal called the Candela Vibrophase that uses a Stirling engine to drive a patterned disk.  The pattern is "read" by photocells that turn the pattern into the effect. There's lots of fiddly bits and it'll set you back $6000 if you want your very own one.


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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2016, 12:53:28 am »

^Love that, thanks!
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2016, 03:10:34 am »

I forgot to mention that the whole thing is powered by a single tealight candle, which gives about 4-5 hours of runtime.  Stirling engines are awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2016, 04:07:12 am »

Stirling engines are awesome, and this year is the 200th anniversary of the invention of the Sterling engine.
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