Marble Mountain, a themed marble machine (marble run)



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Marble Mountain is a large marble machine still under construction. It consists of 25 sections that mesh together to form one kinetic sculpture. Every element is themed (or will be upon completion) to an aspect of my life or to something that I find interesting. Some of the elements include a roller coaster, ski jump, Times Square, Lombard Street, and a skatepark. It took 3 years to get to this point of being able to turn it on and watch it go, and I will continue to work on it and get it fully completed.

A detailed history of the progress can be found at:

Facts:
-It has a footprint of 12′ x 8′ and stands 8′ tall
-The material of the tracks and supports consist almost entirely of wood
-Everything is custom-made from materials bought mostly from craft and hardware stores (mainly Michaels and Home Depot)
-The lift is 11 feet long, holds 90 marbles at once, and rotates at 1 revolution per second (60 RPM)
-It takes at least 250 marbles to keep it running without delay, but looks better with 300
-There are 32 possible paths for the marbles
-There are 14 rockers that distribute the marbles onto the different paths
-The first year and a half of construction happened in my apartment before moving to a small warehouse
-The original design was smaller and not as cool, so a redesign took place making it much bigger and morphed into a half-conical shape with the lift right down the middle
-I do know how much it cost to make thus far but even my wife doesn’t know that number
-It takes just under an hour to set up or tear down Marble Mountain
-Since it is modular, I could remove a section and rebuild it as something else as long as the tracks matched up with the other pieces

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  • Man, you have wayyyyy too much time on your hands but this is awesome!!

    Alberto Alonzo July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • I wish there was a gyroscopic, marble-sized camera so we could experience this run in first person

    Danny Sullivan Music July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • what imagination

    Qien Hu July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Had this on my watch later list for a while. Came across it again tonight. I'm high, it was great. Gonna watch it again!

    Diane Thomas July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Amazing

    JBR Brickstudio July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Wow….

    Michael Nelson July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • WHAT. THE. F.

    Edgapuffle July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Very cool project!

    Rodney Johnstone July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Мне очень понравились ваша видео!

    Алексей Ахметдинов July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • This is great! what happens to it now?

    Bow Tie Construction July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • You can use both sides on the elevator to double the mpm 😉

    N Kliesow July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Absolutely delightful.

    HORTONDLFN July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • master piece, epic, supreme….!

    fernando gomez cortes July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Wow! This is pretty quiet for such a huge marble run!

    Lifuu July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Very Well Done👍👍👍

    Bob Calgary Canada July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Good one! Now, pls finish the decor and make it look absolutely awesome!

    Buck Rogers July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • The themes just keep on coming. Excellent work. This deserves to be a museum installation. The bobsled run and the wooden roller coaster are my favorite parts.

    thebarak July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • i wanna go down it!

    Sara Garrison Williams July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • sometimes, i just wanna be a marble from this guys creation.

    KaoVA July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • is this all modular?

    SPARTAIN WARRIOR 64 July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Fantàstic

    jaime grau bernal July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Masterful – the maker has the patience of Job! Thank you very much. Now, how to stop watching this thing???

    Dave Reece July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • good job for making it

    The YouTube channel of everything July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • なんでこんな動画見てるんだ、、、

    っm July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • ur creative

    Sonny Lee July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Very cool! Looks like it was awesome fun to design, and build! 👍👍

    Vaper's Kick Butt July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • This is incredible!

    gizzykat kat July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • That marble mega ramp was just amazing…

    Elliot Felleki July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • I saw a marble rollin on the floor at around 3:40🤕

    Concern Citizen July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • You might forget to turn off the marble run. Mom: yawn. WHY DO I HEAR NOISE!? You: sorry.😰🎱👣🤭

    Concern Citizen July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • I just have to be honest that is a lot of work

    Serenity Carr July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • OMG that is insane

    Amid Elok July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • The sheer scale of this is insane

    Jotaro Knuckles July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Looks so much fun

    Sarawut Camma July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • can you make this in 4d

    iG W July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • What a great job! How nice they can jump – schwupdiwup – that part of 03:30 … 😉

    Beate Wester July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Now make it do a song

    The meme guy?6 July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Well technically this should be called ball bearing mountain because those are not marbles.

    What technical skill and incredible ability this took to make.

    Thanks for making thanks for doing the video and good luck in your future endeavors

    Radionut R July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • How many marbles did you use?

    Katrina Mouser July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • I could look at this all day, Thank you

    Jean Miehm July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • You probably spent a lot of time on this. What is the practical benefit of this?

    Andrey Bushman July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Very fun, excellent workmanship! I wish there was a way to slow down the marble and keep everything running! Thanks for sharing your creation, that was very nice of you to share something so elementally fun!!!

    michael paulissen July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • "Was looking for copper and found gold"
    -some wise man

    Leon Chenot July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Nice job 👍👍

    Tim Bartsch July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Bruh. That's amazing. I thought it was complete lol

    Drake Harding July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • hi

    Om SANTOS July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply
  • Make a marble-a-fier.

    Alexander Meloche July 10, 2020 7:41 pm Reply

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