I make a Marble Machine with marble elevatoe for Maron, a son of a customer of my web site. It's made from wood and some metal parts (funnel, elevating spiral, screws, etc) It has a spiral elevator based on archimedes screw that brings the marbles up to the top, then the marbles roll down via 10 paths (2 pendulums, tube, Maron nameplate, nail cascade, tipover, wooden xylophone, metal xylophone, 3 jump tracks with bell board, 4 funnels and more). The elevator is driven by a 24 volts motor under the bottom. The bottom is sloped so marbles will roll to the elevator when thel finish the path or fall off track.
Today (august 5th) i have disassembled the marble machines so i can paint the unpainted parts now. The cube-shaped framework and track supports will be black, the tracks and moving parts will get various colors such as white, yellow, red, green and blue.
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