Playing 20000 Marbles - Marble Machine X #147

21. nov.. 2020
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In this episode i am trying to make the Marble Machine X play 20000 Marbles in a row without fail, mixed results. But with some rule changes we won in the end :)
Have a great day everyone and good luck with what you are doing / Martin
Video edited by Hannes Knutsson & Martin
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►Alex Füßl | Alex CNC | Munich, Germany
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►Jacob LaRocca | Rocket Props | Somerville, Massachusetts
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►Marius Hirn | Munich, Germany
►Nick Householder | Florida, USA
►Philip Brown (solo banjo) Winston Salem, NC USA
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►Richard Southall | String HeArt | Devon, UK
►Sebastiaan Jansen | Leuven, Belgium (BE)
►Tim Keller | Inventopia | Davis California USA
►Tim Mitchell | CNC Machinist | Nashville USA
►Tobias Gutmann | Tobias Gutmann Prototyping | Munich, Germany
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  • Thank you for the stuff on Spotify as well. :)

    Alan TennantAlan Tennant4 timer siden

    Chase BarberChase BarberDag siden
  • Marble Machine X is like the Binky of the music world.

    Livi 120Livi 12011 dager siden
  • The overrotation doesn't help with reducing the force, it only increases the marbles' moment of inertia, which causes it to accelerate more slowly. Friction also doesn't help, because there is no friction, when nothing is moving. What helps is that the marble path is winding, which diverts parts of the force towards the walls, rather than in the direction of the path.

    Timo KreuzerTimo Kreuzer12 dager siden
  • I wish I could afford to pay for your music. You deserve the money.

    Anonymous PersonAnonymous Person14 dager siden
  • Legend 👍

    Random NetworkRandom Network17 dager siden
  • Martin is an inspiration to all. Not just engineers of different disciplines, but all people. Dedication, kindness, heart, soul, you’re the man!

    clownsheep22clownsheep2226 dager siden
  • That over rotation trick won't help with the pressure. You are using a dynamic phenomenon to counter a static phenomenon. And if my rigid body dynamics classes have taught me one thing, that doesn't work ^^ I believe the increase in performance that was observed anyway came from two other factors that you changed between Prototype 2 and 3 ( you changed more than one parameter, you mad scientist! ): - the increased smoothness comes from the paths having a lower curvature (wider turns) - the decreased static pressure comes from the tracks having much more drastic changes in direction (I mean sections that are very far from vertical, compared to all of them being rather close to vertical on P1 and P2) So in 4 words, wider and longer turns. These are mere hypothesis of course, and would require further testing. Hope this helps, Regards

    Raphaël PyratRaphaël PyratMåned siden
  • 2:12 And it feels like a no brainer for me to spam that pay what you want option! Thank you so much for putting all this content out there! It has phenomenal value to me

    Raphaël PyratRaphaël PyratMåned siden
  • Lol my brain can’t even comprehend step one🤣

    Axe BlazeAxe BlazeMåned siden
  • As he achieved more complex and beautiful machine, he gain more weight

    Eric ChengEric ChengMåned siden
  • Wow, math is so hard I'll be a musician instead! the math that musicians do:

    Johann DJohann DMåned siden
  • So multi talented. We need more creators like this.

    Benjamin LovatoBenjamin LovatoMåned siden
  • You should level the table the Wilson dropped all the marbles on.

    JeremeyJeremeyMåned siden
  • As the speed of the marble is getting slowed, did you test it at low tempo, when tubes are empty ? May be this situation will never occur... Just wondering

    Pierre CochetPierre CochetMåned siden
  • I have always wondered what an artificer / bard multiclass would look like. Apparently Martin is a perfect example.

    Ted SouthTed SouthMåned siden
  • Wow even test tubes!?! wait everything you've been working with is a solid though...

    SolesteamSolesteamMåned siden
  • Wait. I actually wonder. How many marbles do you have in MMX?

    SatoshiSatoshiMåned siden
  • Home Depot must love this guy.

    nikolasbbqnikolasbbqMåned siden
  • So the marbles all spin at the same speed, but with their different effective diameters, they cover more distance per rotation, due to the smaller effective diameter..

    Alan DikeAlan DikeMåned siden
  • Me: has video playing in the background Martin: "... free ..." Me: "FREE?"

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytMåned siden
  • By the way, you should AVOID TO USE THIS IKEA SCALE, I have one since years and it is really not handy especially for doing this kind of precise measures. When you had 1-3 grams, the weight doesn’t move and you have to press it then release for let it give you the correct weight. I use it 2 times by day since 15 years to give the right food quantity to my cat. PS: 15 it’s good for this kind of cheap device so I’m confused now.....🤷‍♂️

    1980’VINZ1980’VINZMåned siden
  • I’m French and feel shameful for this shitty plied wood... I would like to know from who this was to avoid them in future...

    1980’VINZ1980’VINZMåned siden
  • Amazing, it's like programing in real life

    Josue MejiaJosue MejiaMåned siden
    • This channel has turned from a 'normal cool' into an 'incredible cool'. Amazing work dude!

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytMåned siden
  • I want to make something like this but completely different route.

    Randy HinesRandy HinesMåned siden
  • Statistics. Make the numbers say what you want lol

    javasoccernutjavasoccernutMåned siden
    • But really what you did was the right thing looking at the bigger picture which is the opposite of what most people do with statistics

      javasoccernutjavasoccernutMåned siden
  • Holy moly! This in itself is a science! To see you go to such great lenghts just to make sure your music Instrument is playing with less errors is astounding and shows your pure dedication! The level of detail EVERY STEP in this machine has and tje process behind it by trial and error and also by comparing different types of solutions and creating prototypes is phenomenal! Keep up the awesome work!

    kniefikniefiMåned siden
    • Wow! Wowowowowow! that moment when .. 7:26 why the marbles go at different speeds!! Such an eye opener! So much brilliance!

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuMåned siden
  • 15:40 after Wilson emptied the valve, how many marbles were left in it? You need to subtract this from the 70, because that's not part of your stockpile of marbles you can use when no others arrive from the top (e.g. because some other instrument steals them all).

    Paŭlo EbermannPaŭlo EbermannMåned siden
    • was really AAAAAHhhh lol after all the work

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuMåned siden
  • Even if you've wrote your license yourself, you've hopefully had a lawyer read it to make sure it actually does what you intend?

    Paŭlo EbermannPaŭlo EbermannMåned siden
  • Me: has video playing in the background Martin: "... free ..." Me: "FREE?"

    seeni gztyseeni gztyMåned siden
  • Can you really count the marbles that failed do to the temporary tape failing as an actual failure of the machine? You shouldn't be counting that against the reliability of the machine.

    JasonJasonMåned siden
  • When you can get the machine to faithfully re-create the work of "Double Trouble" in SRV's "Riviera Paradise," I will be truly impressed (I don't ask for much, do I?). I won't ask for it to re-create the work of Stevie Ray himself. Impossible, and to try borders on sacrilege, even if imitation is the highest form of flattery. I'm kidding, of course ... Good of you to allow sharing of your music. And anything that shames the Never-Napsters, I'm for.

    diggeropdiggeropMåned siden
  • Dose anyone want a WILLSON ornament for christmas? I do.

    Rich St AubinRich St AubinMåned siden
  • Why do you call it a decimal point, when you are using a decimal comma?

    SmokyBrosSmokyBrosMåned siden
  • U R A G nius

    TexasDadTexasDadMåned siden
  • Giving away all music you’ve made for free! That’s so insanely generous and nice dude. Big big respect for the grind and generosity my fellow Scandinavian!!

    Ac!DAc!DMåned siden
  • what is the purpose of this

    Mike GMike GMåned siden
  • This channel has turned from a 'normal cool' into an 'incredible cool'. Amazing work dude!

    soiung toiuesoiung toiueMåned siden
  • Спасибо за возможность использовать Вашу музыку!

    Al AnAl AnMåned siden
  • the delaminating plywood gave me the a rule! the good product hardly leaves the country. as for Europe. want good French wine? go to France. want good scotch go to scotland... want good plywood go to Sweden.

    k1n2g4k1n2g4Måned siden
    • More posts please 😁

      soiung toiuesoiung toiueMåned siden
  • So I can remove the diffuser as well put it somewhere else. I need to sand some parts a bit and the middle is slightly lighter than the outside, because that wood has not been oiled, like the second-hand tables I used were oiled, but the bed wasn't. So maybe I'll do that to make color even, but it doesn't bother me too much

    Thijs van GisbergenThijs van GisbergenMåned siden
  • lol mounting my diffuser was so satisfying. I mounted a beam on the wall with slots on the back against the wall in which the metal 90-degree things would go. It fit so snug, it was really AAAAAHhhh lol after all the work

    Thijs van GisbergenThijs van GisbergenMåned siden
  • Wow! Wowowowowow! that moment when .. 7:26 why the marbles go at different speeds!! Such an eye opener! So much brilliance!

    Valerie PallaoroValerie PallaoroMåned siden
  • Anyone else get a little alarmed at the start that we were going to watch 20 thousand marbles play 'bang, bang, bang, bang, bang-da-bang' for the whole video? No? Just me, then. *faceplame* *facepalmenow*

    Valerie PallaoroValerie PallaoroMåned siden
  • Waiting for #148 ........ somebody help me !!

    Mr PO fait ses clipsMr PO fait ses clipsMåned siden
  • me: mom. i wanna be an musicant mom: no! you will be engineer me 20 years later:

    WilczyWilczyMåned siden
  • Thank you for going open license with everything... Open source-- you make the community great! Definitely pushing some dollars your way for your generosity. Thanks again brother.

    Fox BoxFox BoxMåned siden
  • 13:50 why didn't he just measure the amount of pressure each turn and lane reduced and then part from that?.

    Gabriel AlejandroGabriel AlejandroMåned siden
  • who else has been here since last Wednesday refreshing daily for a new video? anyone else having withdrawals?

    Killor KubedKillor KubedMåned siden
  • Hi. Have you tried using jewelry box felt instead of using tape to slow down/brake the marbles?

    Emile SmithEmile SmithMåned siden
  • I don't know how this man does it but it is awesome music keep up the work!

    AkozPlayzAkozPlayzMåned siden
  • I’ll be using your music and sharing it with every content creator I meet!!

    dcoog anmldcoog anmlMåned siden
  • I remember seeing this machine but it was different

    Jason RiveraJason RiveraMåned siden
  • Dammit Wilson!!!

    BitMyAxeBitMyAxeMåned siden
  • More posts please 😁

    llifeformllifeformMåned siden
    • O

      dcoog anmldcoog anmlMåned siden
  • The days drag by, and here I am watching this again to get my Martin and MMX fix. I hope the length of time between videos means A) Martin in getting some rest and B) he's just being so productive he has no time to edit videos.

    elliebanelliebanMåned siden
  • Somehow this conveyor belt reminds me of the old Marble Machines programming wheel ;-)

    derHinekderHinekMåned siden
  • You're so amazing bro, I'm so happy to watching yoir channel. And i yours new subscriber

    Village PeopleVillage PeopleMåned siden
  • The machine sure has gotten quieter since the proof of concept video in 2019!

    artgoatartgoatMåned siden
  • And according to this video would have taken about 20 minutes to make those marbles:

    Peter FergusonPeter FergusonMåned siden
  • You are genius

    ToniToniMåned siden
  • How havey is this machine?

    Just Some Guy Who Slays GoblinsJust Some Guy Who Slays GoblinsMåned siden
  • Free licence ??? Thats an amazing gift , thankyou

    James HealeyJames HealeyMåned siden
  • I’ll be using your music and sharing it with every content creator I meet!!

    Maddison KraussMaddison KraussMåned siden
  • Have you lost your marbles?!

    冒険A w a k e n i n g冒険A w a k e n i n gMåned siden
  • Damn, that’s some really good progress. I’m confident have this thing working for an extended period with 0 failures across all components sooner or later. Those tracks you machined with the little windows are beautiful indeed.

    championchapchampionchapMåned siden
  • when is mmx marble machine song?

    rene villalonrene villalonMåned siden
  • For all the dutchies that see this, can we push the marble machine into the top2000?

    Joep van der VenJoep van der VenMåned siden
  • O

    tiger kat!tiger kat!Måned siden
  • Love this guy

    Pc-professional- X753Pc-professional- X753Måned siden
  • The amount of engineering he puts into the machine is staggering

    Drew suppleeDrew suppleeMåned siden
  • Also those runner wheels on the belts will not remove resonating but instead shift it into a higher frequenzy. Although that may be enough to solve your problem.

    Klauz WayneKlauz WayneMåned siden
  • I'm a little worried about your new wooden parts. Since they basically absorb all the weight and impulse, they may wear down quite fast. Since wear on these parts will directly affect the height of the marble chain inside, you should keep a close eye on that.

    Klauz WayneKlauz WayneMåned siden
  • Hi Wintergatan, thanks for all your videos, hope the project is going well. To solve the issue with the belts I think you can simply pierce some holes in it to stop the belts entering in resonance. If there is tiny holes all across the belt, the vibration will not be able to run across it. Hope it can help you. Have a great day, full blessings

    ShimdisBackShimdisBackMåned siden
  • This guy is just the best man what a humble person you are

    tio 94tio 94Måned siden
  • I feel so at home when I watch your videos, it's like the feeling one gets when watching or reading Winnie the Pooh

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyMåned siden
  • You mad lad, you actually did it

    Tangent of circle.Tangent of circle.Måned siden
  • It is SO SO exciting to see where Marble Machine X is- I hadn’t checked in on your progress for awhile and it’s very cool. I can’t wait to hear it playing music :)

    SensansenkaiSensansenkaiMåned siden
  • This guy's a genius. If I've never been interested on listening to my math teacher, this guy's an exception. I'm actually learning here.

    Sev SeviSev SeviMåned siden
    • Two thoughts that I had while watching this asside from that it is awesome is that 1. Having labeling or some index on the programing wheel sheets so that you dont have to

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyMåned siden
  • Thanks for free music. I think your math is off. It has bothered me the last few videos, I think it is your formula in excel. 20000 with 61 fails is 19939 success. 19939/20000 is 99.695%

    Jason DragonJason DragonMåned siden
  • How could I miss this?

    エリヤエリヤMåned siden
  • В две руки собрать космический корабль, который красиво полетит - талантище!

    Андрей ЛатушкоАндрей ЛатушкоMåned siden
  • We are witnessing a pioneer. Thank for all the hard works and great videos!!

    UDM유디엠UDM유디엠Måned siden
  • This is awesome I love the $0 + pay what you want, this should become standard.

    GravyGravyMåned siden
  • The rotation thing was incredible, only that was recompense enough. But those weight traps to reduce the marvels pressure... and the marvel modules, it's just so great.

    Pablo D'AmbrosioPablo D'AmbrosioMåned siden
  • I've just discovered you and damn dude that's so sexy! Edit : me, a french person reaching any point in any video where someone talks about my country : Oh no they hate me! (Jk I know ya don't XD unless...)

    noémie mauricenoémie mauriceMåned siden
    • Wow l like 🤔🤭❤️❤️

      yasio boloyasio boloMåned siden

    Si mwen te ka renmen ouSi mwen te ka renmen ouMåned siden
    • 18:40 Nice sync, editor(s). I love those kind of little details :)

      yasio boloyasio boloMåned siden
  • The over-rotation effect slows down the marble because it needs to rotate faster to cover the same amount of track, so a larger percentage of the kinetic energy goes into rotational movement, and less in linear movement. But that only matters during movement, not in the static pressure.

    DutchBlackManthaDutchBlackManthaMåned siden
    • Exactly. The marble is rolling on a smaller part of itself so it needs more rotations to travel the same amount. It's like when turning something on a lathe. You have to spin the part faster when cutting smaller diameters and slower on larger diameters to achieve the correct surface footage per minute.

      Captain CavemanCaptain CavemanMåned siden
  • I imagine this is how it feels to make the first piano all those years ago in Europe. The piano prides itself in being able to reciprocate the wide range of octaves and keys that only a orchestra can provide. Hence it is a great solo instrument. With the bass, drums, and everything you're doing, that's exactly it.

    Tobias HTobias HMåned siden
  • is your Detektivbyrån stuff also on there :)

    PonletsPonletsMåned siden
  • More friction = more speed on the marble track diameter thing

    Bret ZBret ZMåned siden
  • but why?

    Valentin DanevValentin DanevMåned siden
  • The reliability score is incorrect 20000 marbles tested with 19939 successful gives a reliability of 19939/20000 = 0.99695 on a scale from 0 to 1. To convert to percent you multiply this by 100 and get 99.695%, but note that spreadsheets do this step for you when you format the number as percent.

    Julian SivertsenJulian SivertsenMåned siden

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  • Two thoughts that I had while watching this asside from that it is awesome is that 1. Having labeling or some index on the programing wheel sheets so that you dont have to count spaces between pins could be helpful. 2. I don't know that you would use it for a song but you didnt specifically test releasing 2 marbles simultaniously to see if that causes a failure, I view that more as a test in case the progam wheel incorectly programed. Awesome work, please keep it up.

    xnightmare13xnightmare13Måned siden
  • What a chad with the free music! Youre a great guy i have to say!

    DurschfallTVDurschfallTVMåned siden
  • This machine is so beautiful. Aesthetically, and as a piece of marvelous engineering. I can't wait to hear it play something complex :D

    yasio boloyasio boloMåned siden
  • I look forward to these videos . They brighten my day and you Martin, inspire me to pursue my own interests. Thank You for everything you do.

    jodieswjodieswMåned siden
    • Mesmerizing to watch all the parts work together

      yasio boloyasio boloMåned siden
  • I am starting to think that the mmx is in its final touchs

    Ahmad IstaitiyaAhmad IstaitiyaMåned siden
  • The score is really perfect your do is great 🤠🤠🤠🤠

    Ibrahim FadiIbrahim FadiMåned siden