Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Marble Machine #1


During the Manchester Mini Maker Faire this weekend, the marble machines attracted quite a lot of attention. This largely involved people winding the handle on this machine in the wrong direction and watching the balls spew out over the table. After lots of discussions about ratchets and bigger arrows and bike shedding, I decided that the best way to move forward was to enclose the other half of the lift, now you can't turn the machine in the wrong direction. I may end up replacing the back panel with perspex too so you can see the balls as they go round.