Take a look at this great marble run with many interesting features. The project started when the creator made a bicycle chain out of wood. From there, the project grew. And boy, did it grow! The final piece features wooden clapping hands -- not unlike Martin Smith's Applause machine
. There is also an excellent carved wooden head mounted to the front. The man's eyes move back and forth and he periodically spits out marbles creating a very entertaining and captivating effect. There is even a Geneva Stop mechanism thrown in just for fun!
This wooden contraption was constructed from various wood species using primarily a scroll saw, router, lathe, and carving tools. Well done!
If you are interested in Marble-run toys, check out the huge selection in Marble Track Toys
section of The Automata / Automaton Store.
Labels: automaton, geneva stop, marble-run, motorized, rolling ball