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Marble Machine #1

by msraynsford, published

Marble Machine #1 by msraynsford Jan 27, 2013

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I recently updated this machine so check out my remix before cutting this version. thingiverse.com/thing:148312

A laser cut, hand cranked, miniature marble machine.

More information is available on my blog, including assembly instructions and kits for sale if you don't have access to a laser cutter.
msraynsford.blogspot.com/2014/01/motor-marble-machine-12.html

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i got a .dxf
email me at [email protected] and i will email it to you

I had to make this printable! Check out my remix for those wondering if this is 3d printable! -Enjoy!

Catapult shot is much cheaper than regular ball bearings presumably because it is made to a lower standard, but they still roll and I can't tell the difference

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Instructions

Designed to be cut in 3mm MDF and run with 10mm ball bearings. The screws were M3 x25mm., and nyloc nuts on everything

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jasonm621 on Mar 23, 2013 said:

I had to make this printable! Check out my remix for those wondering if this is 3d printable! -Enjoy!

mmadore on Mar 11, 2013 said:

Brilliant! Then I went to the blog and hit a time warp and lost three hours of my life! I came out of the warp completely satisfied and amazed! Wow! Now to crank up the laser and make one for myself!

alaena04 on Mar 11, 2013 said:

I did the same thing late last night. Was up for hours!

ICEPICKTONY on Feb 6, 2013 said:

This looks awesome. As a new owner of my first 3D printer, I would love to see A version of this, that can be built up on one. It is definitely beyond my current skill level (for now),

superted on Feb 5, 2013 said:

Brilliant, can you post the files as a .dxf please???

lermanrafi on Mar 29, 2013 said:

i got a .dxf
email me at [email protected] and i will email it to you

anykey on Feb 9, 2013 said:

and did you get .dxf ? I would love to have one as well so I can make one on my CNC. Maybe else I will trace it myself to DXF

Imko on Jan 30, 2013 said:

Building one myself, i have cut the parts out of plywood 4mm works great!!

msraynsford on Jan 30, 2013 said:

Interesting, I'm keen to switch up to Laser ply for the design as MDF is stinky and gunky, did you just scale it up and everything worked fine?
(I can't buy 3mm laser ply, it's all 2.6mm thick so scaling it down didn't work)

Unknown on Jan 30, 2013 said:

Great design but..... files are missing some parts? The lower ball return into the wheel is missing the rest of the second layer that is the guides the balls and retains them on the that lower race. There is one side of it but that's it an it's not symetrical so you can't just use 2 of them and make it work.

bbuonomo on Jan 29, 2013 said:

looks great. Trying to think of how to adapt it for 3D printing. I have always been a fan of marble machines. :-)

msraynsford on Jan 29, 2013 said:

Obviously the ring lift and brackets would all work fine (the ring lift would be better because it would be one piece instead of 30. I think you'd need to 3D model the spiral first though although that shouldn't be too hard either. I don't have a 3D printer though or I'd give it a whirl

Greasetattoo on Jan 29, 2013 said:

thanks for the post! Your work is fabulous!

peter_ on Jan 29, 2013 said:

beautiful! really well done!

MBCook on Jan 28, 2013 said:

I received this kit for Christmas. Very cool.

charlestx on Jan 28, 2013 said:

beautiful! wish I had a laser cutter

msraynsford on Jan 28, 2013 said:

Now is an excellent time to go and find your local hacksapce then

fma on Jan 28, 2013 said:

Terrible!

msraynsford on Jan 28, 2013 said:

Why?

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