Marble Machine Makes Music!


My son’s pediatric dentist has a large marble machine mounted on the wall of her waiting room. Dental appointments are a drag, but watching the marbles spin around the intricately designed course is a nice treat.

This marble machine, though, is mind-boggling in its design. Not only does it use 2000 marbles, it’s used to perform music.

I love that this video shows¬†how each component of the machine makes a different sound. It also has the most creative use of Lego Technic tread and pegs I’ve ever seen. The music-box quality of the composition is nice too.

It’d be fun to attempt a simpler recreation with Legos.

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