Posts Tagged ‘marble run’

This Too Shall Pass – OK GO’s marble run

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

OK GO’s ‘This Too Shall Pass” was, I think, made for me. Thanks again to Jessica, via booooooom. See previous posts about marble runs on this blog here and here. I think the cocktail one may actually have influenced OK GO’s marble run.

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“Falling Water” Cocktail Making Machine

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This falls into the expanding geek category for this blog, I suppose, but to follow upon the recent Rube-Goldberg-Machine-at-home and marble run theme, this homemade marble-run machine makes cocktails. It’s by Joseph Herscher, filmed by Rewa Wright.:

“This is a machine that makes a cocktail called a Falling Water. 

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Marble runs – every house needs one.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I spent hours as a kid making marble runs, using anything that was lying around my dad’s tool area. I’d usually start with a big chunk of solid wood (usually cedar, left over from deck-building) and make the marble wind around it in a spiral, down tracks made of elastic bands stretched between two pairs of nails, thin slats with grooves whittled out, leftover copper plumbing pipe etc.

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