Netherlands-based designer and maker Daniel de Bruin creates a variety of machines and devices, including kaleidoscopes, gear reduction machines, and steel track marble runs. In the video above, he demonstrates how to make a steel track marble run.
Check out that Archimedes’ screw marble lift made of galvanized steel wire in the middle.
This steel track marble run video is the ultimate step-by-step guide for anyone who has the tools and equipment, including galvanized steel wire, a fine tip soldering iron, a drill, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, small metal spring clamps, rulers, and more.
Patience, practice, and lots of trial and error isn’t shown in the video but is also required for a project like this.
Watch more marble run videos on TKSST next:
• COS & Snarkitecture’s Loop, a 400 meter marble run
• Steel track rolling ball sculptures by Tom Harold
• Baltic Birch gear and marbles machine
• Paul Grundbacher’s wooden marble machines
We also recommend Andrew Gatt’s Ultimate Paper Roller Coaster, a more accessible DIY project for all ages.