Mechanical Marble Maze

Eli Whitney Museum

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2010 Summer Program

How does it move? Leonardo asked this of air, water, muscle, machines…and marbles. Construct a three dimensional marble maze that lifts and pours, counts, bounces, flips, spins and captures marbles. A common hand-cranked pump will power the device. Its drive shaft will trigger other valves and gates. Spend two days mastering classic mechanics from Leonardo. Then construct an artful maze of your own design. With experimental group constructions.

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