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Magnets & Marbles, Kaplamino’s Pitagora-style chain reactions

Kapla blocks, marbles, steel ball bearings, a few dominoes, sticks, and magnetic neocubes or buckyballs power this incredible series of elegant and surprising Rube Goldberg or Pitagora-style chain reactions. An instant classic with lots of surprises. From Kaplamino:

In this project, I use those little magnets that can be used to make cubes and others geometric figures…

It’s really impressive how many tricks you can do with that, at the beginning I didn’t think that I could make a whole project based on those magnets, but finally, it was pretty easy and I think there is still lots of cool tricks to discover !

I like this kind of video when I can’t do what I want, I’m forced to think of tricks with magnets in that case. It’s the opposite of my video “Random screen link” when I just build all the thing that come to my mind, constraints are good for the creativity it allows to find original tricks that no one has thought (I think, because I’ve never seen something like this on youtube).

This site is chock full of Rube Goldberg Machines, but incorporating simple materials in such a limited way makes these chain reactions super fresh. We’ve never tricks like these before either!

Check out more marbles, more magnets, and more chain reaction videos.

via Reddit.

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