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Marble run

by dirtywolf, published

Marble run by dirtywolf Sep 17, 2012

Description

A set of marble run pieces.

My 4 year old son has grown fond of marble runs recently, so we purchased a "deluxe marble run" set. I figured I could make this a "mega deluxe marble run" set by adding custom pieces.

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Ya, same here :)

I'm obsessed. I've made like 20 parts since I saw this 9 days ago.

Cool, i'm going to try printing one of the tubes I based off your design tonight. I'm pretty noob, and tall parts are tough for me.

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Instructions

Print out as many as you want, connect, add standard (~16mm) marbles and have fun!

All parts are 60mm high, and have print length of 120mm (so that it will fit on my up plus).

Currently a straight piece, a curve (left) and a riser.

I will add more pieces in the future.

If people want, I can also upload the Alibre files (.ad_prt).

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muilenta on Mar 14, 2013 said:

Did you end up having to add support material to print? I think if you made the underside arch up, it could be printed without support material. The pieces may wedge together though, I guess

dirtywolf on Mar 22, 2013 said:

The Up! software automatically adds support material, although I tried to minimise it. The only support material that is absolutely required would be under the "upper" end because there's a 100% overhang.

I think I wound up having support material under the main track, just to make sure it didn't warp too much. With more time I would probably try to find a way to get rid of this requirement.

thecrazy on Sep 17, 2012 said:

Woot! we should make an open source marble run!

muilenta on Mar 25, 2013 said:

I'm obsessed. I've made like 20 parts since I saw this 9 days ago.

uberstupidmove on Sep 17, 2012 said:

Oh man, if I was still a child.

dirtywolf on Sep 18, 2012 said:

You don't have to :) I'm having almost as much fun as my son putting all this together!

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