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Musical Marble Machine

Musician/carpenter Martin Molin spent over a year making this kick ass marvelous musical marble machine.  Yes, the music you hear was performed by the movement of the marbles through machine itself.  OK, it’s true that some of the sounds were filtered and directly captured with microphones and sensors on the instruments instead of through the camera, but the the engineering of the thing is something else entirely.  I wouldn’t even begin to know where to start to make something like this.

Check out the jump to get a series of behind the scenes making of this marvelous contraption.He goes through building some of the key components and his workshop looks very much like a one-man show.  He’s got a good mind this kid, let’s see what else he has in store.