Zig-Zag Marble Gate Completed

26 feb 2021
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The devil is in the details of the Zig-Zag! The new Marble Gate for the Marble Machine X is completed and it works perfectly! Check out the livestreams from the cadding here:
Video edited by Hannes Knutsson
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  • 0:06 What a great drum fill !!

    JR DaCapoJR DaCapo7 dagar sedan
  • ooOOOooOOOOO I am the projection of Martin from the Future and I am here to say this will be in the bin in a month along side 2 other improvements oooOOhHhhwwwwooOOoOOooo

    Lapin LogicLapin Logic17 dagar sedan
  • Me: You solved it, yay!!! You: Perhaps not 13:12 Me: DO THAT ONE!

    EluemEluem17 dagar sedan
  • The preasure gates may be the perfect compact solution, but the marbles tracks looked so fucking sick. I know making the design for the vibrofone tracks would have been a nightmare but the design in the kickdrum tracks was lowkey the coolest engineered part in the MMX but it´s understandable for the efectivity of the gates.

    Alvaro Martin VillegasAlvaro Martin VillegasMånad sedan
  • 0:00 when you remove one line from your code:

    Hugo van DamHugo van DamMånad sedan
  • This didn’t age well :)

    Peter DavisPeter DavisMånad sedan
  • I might come back in episode #874, when it's close to getting finished.

    Ever EnigmaticEver EnigmaticMånad sedan

    Ian FergusonIan FergusonMånad sedan
  • "coolest plywood parts I've ever made" cue Dexter's Lab "This is my greatest invention!"

    devjockdevjockMånad sedan
  • [The software system is included on the "Eli Machine"]

    Elena9 IvanovaElena9 IvanovaMånad sedan
  • I was already a fan but you mentioned starship and you're clearly a fan as am I. Double liked and subscribed ahaha! I want to come bike there someday. Maybe you can guide for a Mediterranean bike trip.

    SlowBirdSlowBirdMånad sedan
  • Have you considered making those gates out of acrylic instead of birch ply? Once you have a final working design, you can mill the parts in acrylic and assemble them the same way. That would give you some pretty cool visibility to the marbles. Might be worth a half-day effort to build one and test it out. Keep up the amazing work, Martin...I'm loving every second of it.

    Dave DiAngeloDave DiAngeloMånad sedan
  • 5 days later and this design already feels like ancient history ^_^

    Tomm JTomm JMånad sedan
  • Less pressure is always good. When does the MMX world tour start ? 🤣

    Fab FuntyFab FuntyMånad sedan
  • Martin: "perhaps not" Everyone: Face palm

    seeni gztyseeni gztyMånad sedan
  • Please increase the length of the guide screw, otherwise a lateral movement will prevent the moving piece of wood from returning. also, you should limit the friction of the screw thread on the wood, as this will cause rapid wear of the wood, and allow unwanted lateral movement. you can for example screw on the metal thread a small aquarium bubbler pipes of the right diameter (use following if your screw is M5 diameter. www.zoomalia.com/animalerie/tuyau-a-air-en-silicone-pour-pompe-d-aquarium-2-5-m-4-6-p-4328.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAhP2BBhDdARIsAJEzXlHYpbVe5dCZ3ajt3MO6pcPNu_tBieY9cDGju_6xfUrkFfC22j40NNUaAoW2EALw_wcB#l15447 Bon courage !!!

    Yann JupYann JupMånad sedan
    • Machine these gates out of acrylic!!! More visibility, less friction and those nerds with objections against threads in plywood will have to shut up!!!

      seeni gztyseeni gztyMånad sedan
  • If you'd like to see the marbles better, why not use a clear material like lucite instead of plywood?

    Todd HedenstromTodd HedenstromMånad sedan
  • If you really wanted to see the marbles, couldn't you use acrylic or fiberglass in some places instead of wood?

    MattisxMattisxMånad sedan
  • Martin, now is the time to (re)apply for Dear Moon! We want to see you floating in space! 🌚 🌍 🚀 🌞

    Adnan Al-AlimAdnan Al-AlimMånad sedan
  • You could CNC gate out of acrylic if you want to make the marbles and the mechanism more visible. Though you would have to sand and polish the parts (if you want to polish large and awkward areas of plastic i would recommend a rag and some Polishing compound).

    nitroad shadownitroad shadowMånad sedan
  • How about auctioning-off some of the obsolete/superseded parts? I'm sure there would be a lot of people out there who'd love to own a piece of the MMX! :-)

    rolands50rolands50Månad sedan
  • So, will ask the same question again, for the sixth time, in the hope I'll get an answer this time. Once The MMX has been completed, how realistically transportable (for gigs) will it be? What time frame are you planning for disassembly and reassembly on stage?

    Robert W.Robert W.Månad sedan
    • You should ask your questions in the discord if you expect legitimate and fast answers. The answer to this question is: the MMX will not tour, it is the studio machine for music development and composing. The touring machine is planned to be "the next iteration" which is in active design by the CAD Team. MM was the proof of concept, MMX is the prototype, and "MMY" (as it is known) is the full v1 for touring. I'm sure you can get more info in the discord by people actually working on the machine.

      David JonesDavid JonesMånad sedan
  • Heyo Martin! Any plans to get to #dearmoon? It's been years since you made that video!

    Franco BartolabacFranco BartolabacMånad sedan
  • The design is definitely sound! If you want to add some "visual effects" you could make the middle part (the "gate") from acrylic or another transparent plastic.

    Joakim LarssonJoakim LarssonMånad sedan
  • Dude 4 daaayyysss. I was loving the daily updates.

    Gun FaceGun FaceMånad sedan
  • "Perhaps not" Oh f*ck

    bouytt guytbouytt guytMånad sedan
  • Imagine if the whole world worked together on problem solving, from cars, wind turbines, bikes, mars rockets and lots of future technology, like you do with the community. We would create awesome machines and other stuff.

    Hans MillingHans MillingMånad sedan
  • When will be your marble machine x be completed?

    Deba Kumar DuttaDeba Kumar DuttaMånad sedan
  • Where is the Daily update?

    Fabian IsellFabian IsellMånad sedan
    • out.

      bouytt guytbouytt guytMånad sedan
  • Ooooo clockwork marble gates. Engineering new things for yourself can be like baking, it’s done when it’s brown, not when the timer goes off.

    RevvekRevvekMånad sedan
  • Wilson's proud of you.

    aiRCoftaiRCoftMånad sedan
  • Cant you make that part from a Transparent material?

    TVD DicoTVD DicoMånad sedan
  • Machine these gates out of acrylic!!! More visibility, less friction and those nerds with objections against threads in plywood will have to shut up!!!

    NGC1433NGC1433Månad sedan
  • "I know Cad-Fu"

    Ben BrocasBen BrocasMånad sedan
  • This is "still" not complete? Geeze! :O

    Top CatTop CatMånad sedan
  • What if you made the pieces of the pressure gate that face the audience out of acrylic instead of wood? Then you'd have dimensional stability _and_ be able to see the marbles, and with the slots in the sides it wouldn't even be that hard to get a cleaning stick in there when the graphite gets stuck to the inside.

    Mal-2 KSCMal-2 KSCMånad sedan
  • I haven’t been here in 5 months and my birthday was two days ago. I just wanted to see how you’re doing.

    James the FlamesJames the FlamesMånad sedan
  • It's kind of interesting watching this and @SVSeeker at the same time. Way different outlook on the design process, timelines and getting things *done*. Not that either is right or wrong, that's up to the person building the thing, but it's interesting seeing different talented and intelligent people coming to different conclusions.

    Benjamin ShropshireBenjamin ShropshireMånad sedan
  • Here's a thought. I'll add. I have no schooling in materials that can be machined. Wood/metal, obviously. But what about rock? It keep in line with the organic look. I would think there is a Rock that is soft enough to be CNCed and out last the Plywood? Plus it might be an expensive material, but we fans keep sending funds to this work. With the right cutting bit that CNC can cut metal. Isn't there a bit that can cut rock? It would give a nice aesthetic look to the parts design using rock, assuming it was with proper funding and possible to do so.

    TigerZero aka AllenTigerZero aka AllenMånad sedan
  • y'all got anymore of them... build videos?

    Frank DFrank DMånad sedan
  • My humble advice would be if these gates work well, finish the MMX with them. The whole purpose of the subassemblies is to be able to change them later if you think of a better solution to the problem. One easy way would be to machine the same parts just out of acrylic instead of plywood.

    Alex HAlex HMånad sedan
  • Maybe a silly question answered many times before, but: Why are there still those grooves in the center screw of those sliding parts? Won't they tare on the marbles, plus creating much more noise than using smooth metal rods with only grooves where they have to bite into the wood?

    EriochromEriochromMånad sedan
  • The finished gate is a thing of beauty. Seeing the way it works, fulfilling its function perfectly, is a thing of beauty. The marbles can still be seen, and are so visible on so much of the journey. Don't mess with it. It's an engineering work of art.

    A History of Bad MenA History of Bad MenMånad sedan
  • Make the slides out of acrylic so you can see the marbles through it. That should give you the visuals you need. The guys that made the conveyor should be able to knock them out.

    Matt in the HatMatt in the HatMånad sedan
  • 5 * * * * *

  • Hey Martin - I believe... In fact I believe so much that you have inspired me to try and develop a robotic marble machine - seworld.info/will/j4e6xp7Wind22ac/video. Keep up the great work.

    Kevin BerissoKevin BerissoMånad sedan
  • 0:19 marble machine does EDM

    Collin DouglasCollin DouglasMånad sedan
  • I love how he compared streaming to the matrix

    JamieJamieMånad sedan
  • You should cover the area you'll be cutting with painter's tape, because it will prevent the wood from blowout and cut down on post-processing time since you don't have to sand the parts so thoroughly or at all.

    KancelasKancelasMånad sedan
  • Zig-Zag Marble Gate SOOOO YESTERDAY do CLOCKWORK marble gates XD

    ooMånad sedan
  • Still waiting for the constant radius divider...

    Frédéric InduniFrédéric InduniMånad sedan
  • I'm sure a lot of perople already said that...... but why dont you 3D print the zig zag gates ? you probably can get get them one a lot faster with no/verty few post processing

    Mauro Abidal CarrerMauro Abidal CarrerMånad sedan
  • looks great, only concern is how long until Martin is complaining about the sound

    Ben JacksonBen JacksonMånad sedan
  • It will be interesting to see how you fix the problem with the height of the marble in the marble divider. How can you set the marble height with this new cates?

    Michael HildebrandtMichael HildebrandtMånad sedan
  • 13.12 no way Martin. ply wood , please, its not a CLOCK!

    Martin AllfreyMartin AllfreyMånad sedan
  • As we say in french : "On ne peut pas avoir le beurre, l'argent du beurre et le cul de la crémière". What a beautifull language

    Francois FauconFrancois FauconMånad sedan
  • 13:11 That new design looks very cool but I just want to remind you that the best engineered solution is the one with the fewest moving parts. Less spots it can break.

    HalexHalexMånad sedan
  • A video with cat and CAD. Let's see what the SEworld algorithm makes of that.

    Jurjen BosJurjen BosMånad sedan
  • Martin, I need to know what wrench you're using. I love the swivel head, and I've been coveting it for a while

    The HumphreysThe HumphreysMånad sedan
  • the custom-design-for-each-channel idea looked incredibly cool ngl but so does this, so

    Milo SzecketMilo SzecketMånad sedan
    • 13:05 if you make em all out of acrylic like the salmon ladder you'll be able to see the marbles >:)

      Milo SzecketMilo SzecketMånad sedan
  • You make me nervious Martyn holding that gate open lol, was like "nooooooo it stuck :'( " and then you let go of the handle lol

    MaxMaxMånad sedan
  • Could you make the gates out of acrylic? Will probably have less friction thought. But would be less susceptible to erosion. (Not sure if the marbles erode the plywood much or not)

    Everett TroyaEverett TroyaMånad sedan
  • That massive squeak from the gate is worrisome.

    peccantispeccantisMånad sedan
  • saya dari indonesia alat musiknya bagus banget

    riski fadilahriski fadilahMånad sedan
  • i was there! like this comment and reply if you were awake at 5-6 am too :D

    FrogzFrogzMånad sedan
  • is there a reason u dont use a different material to reduce sticking, then u can push the pressure reduction further?

    Michael WilkinsonMichael WilkinsonMånad sedan
  • 26,316~ marbles per channel to test 1,000,000 marbles

    Paladin EntertainmentPaladin EntertainmentMånad sedan
  • Could you make part of it from plexiglass instead of plywood? Then you could see the marbles.

  • 8:06 for some silly reason, I'm now envisioning a hidden lever that Martin can pull as a grande finale to an epic show, which would instantly self-disintegrate the whole MMX and in the process creates one last chaotic yet fitting soundscape of marbles falling out of the machine. The MMX-equivalent of smashing a guitar on stage.

    Greg FraserGreg FraserMånad sedan
  • Martin, been following you since MM 1 video (hard to believe it was so long ago), and since then, been very much getting into the Wintergatan music library. Not only are you an innovative engineer, you’re a brilliant musician. Love that wheel design, but if the zig zags are going to work and help you get back to writing songs for a completed MMX, I think you need to just bite the bullet and do it (for now). The only things I know about design/engineering are basically from your videos. Might as well go with this now and then see about upgrading in the future to a cooler looking design

    George MagnumGeorge MagnumMånad sedan
  • Snare at the beginning: *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam*

    AbominationAbominationMånad sedan
  • *drums intensifie*

    Cobalt27Cobalt27Månad sedan
  • Another mole down ... I wonder which Mole is next? For a lot of weeks you've been working on sound reduction the noise of the machine, but with these pathways you've lost a lot of that sound reduction.

    Peter KelleyPeter KelleyMånad sedan
    • In three days he trashes this idea for a clockworks version.

      Peter KelleyPeter KelleyMånad sedan
  • What about anodizing / coloring some of the metal balls to create some color and visualization? I don’t think you’d like to drill light assemblies into your perfect wood pieces, it you could add small fiber optics which leak a little bit of light inside the tracks by drilling toy holes. It would complicate the assembly though. Cheers.

    Mike BellmanMike BellmanMånad sedan
  • Martin your laptop is going to be so unhappy when it’s full of sawdust 😓😓😓

    Kashi GortonKashi GortonMånad sedan
  • 0:03 Neil Peart wants to know where you live

    Screen Writer GuyScreen Writer GuyMånad sedan
  • Hey martin look at my sandwitch desig in discord its more open and has the same function

    TheN30MTheN30MMånad sedan
  • You do not need to ever finish. Rebuild the gates 300 times? I’m going to watch every minute. You and the build are why I’m here. I love the process- you ever finish, I’ll absolutely come and watch you on tour! But that’s not what brings me back each time you post a video. And if you DO finish this project, I hope you’ll start another so I can watch it too. Please.

    Mike SchwirianMike SchwirianMånad sedan
  • This guy is a little crazy, but I want him to succeed.

    Elijah SilvisElijah SilvisMånad sedan
  • 13:11 ok so hear me out here... A different modular marble dropper design for each instrument. Some level of compromise between form and function

    Daniel LambdenDaniel LambdenMånad sedan
  • what software do you use to programm the 3d models?

    Create InsideCreate InsideMånad sedan
  • cant wait for the next version of the marble gates in 3 weeks 😂

    Mr. GnomeMr. GnomeMånad sedan
  • 232k views in one day. Shows that there are lots of people who like seeing a mechanical genius at work rather than the usual garbage on SEworld. Keep up the great work.

    Stan yo broStan yo broMånad sedan
  • Wondering what you’re doing then getting answers is such a pleasure in these confined times ! And we’ll be the ones who will know - until you find a way for the eleventh hour watchers to see the marbles deal with gravity ! Thanks for your anticovid spleen marble pills !

    UkoboldUkoboldMånad sedan
  • "You can't use it that way, that's not now it's meant to be used" is the little brother of "We've always done it that way" and "We've never done it that way"...

    tomix1024tomix1024Månad sedan
  • NASA shirt? You've lost your marbles....

    doug723doug723Månad sedan
  • if you drill the holes in the plywood, and 'reinforce' the holes with cyanoakryolate glue (10sec glue) before tapping them, it will be much much stronger threads

    Kenneth DueKenneth DueMånad sedan
  • I read a story, long ago, titled “Shoot the Engineer”. The gist was that an engineer would never complete a design activity on his own. The engineer would always want to go back and make it better. The only way a design would ever be finished, not perfected, was when a manager figuratively “Shot” the Engineer, signaling the design was good enough. But I’m an engineer , so I love this content, keep up the great work!

    Larison JohnsonLarison JohnsonMånad sedan
  • Make it out of clear acrylic instead of wood.

    Dave AndersonDave AndersonMånad sedan
  • With this modular design, Martin will be able to make some spares for his world tour.

    Alex FietAlex FietMånad sedan
  • Use inserts in the wood

    Baldur VizlaBaldur VizlaMånad sedan
  • Hey have to ask are you an engineer of some form?

    Ariki EresoAriki EresoMånad sedan
  • Centuries from now, archeologists will visit the site where the Marble Machine was produced and find thousands of round metal objects. What explanation, do you think, will they come up with? Knowing archeologists... probably something with Gods and fertility.

    Paul HouxPaul HouxMånad sedan
  • It’s been summer in Florida for a while now.

    CollinCollinMånad sedan
  • your wood dust computer is terrifying. its becoming a fire hazard

    XaracenXaracenMånad sedan
  • I love that short atonal avant-garde piece at 0:00!

    Jethro Q. WalrustittyJethro Q. WalrustittyMånad sedan
  • How long will it take to finish...

    FerchhumerFerchhumerMånad sedan
  • Experimental jazz be like 0:02

    CptBirdonCptBirdonMånad sedan
  • perhaps not moment....ffs

    avinalaughmateavinalaughmateMånad sedan
  • How about using teflon paint on your parts.

    antell markusantell markusMånad sedan