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Miniature Hand-Cranked Marble Machine

Michael Henriksen has created a whimsical marble machine with tiny proportions. A cam-shaft moves the steps on the staircase, allowing the tiny marbles to ascend and then shoot down the curving track.

The entire machine is laser cut and available as a kit on Busted Bricks. The base is about three inches square and the machine stands just five inches tall.

[via The Automata Blog]

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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