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First Marble Coaster 2016

This is a combination of some of the transport mechanisms of the standard models. 

Dynamic XL 5 - Spring Launcher

Assembling this model is fairly easy, but getting it to work took some time. Tuning the spring mounting as suggested by the instructions didn't work for me - I had to actually lower the left-hand part of the tracks by 15 mm for the marbles to be able to reach the top of the ramp. 

Dynamic XL 4 - Stage Conveyor

I made two mistakes while building this model: I misplaced a few parts (that was fixed rather easily) and I misjuged the overall height of the model when setting up the camera. Hence, in the timelapse, unfortunately you can't see the top of the model being built.

Dynamic XL 3 - Stair Step Conveyor

This model was relatively easy to assemble, but there's a catch - literally: Unless all of the parts of the stair slide smoothly past each other, the push rods will start to bend, which is obviously not good.

Dynamic XL 2 - Wheel Conveyor

When building the second "standard" model contained in the Dynamic XL kit, I made a slight mistake with the wheel at first which resulted in steel marbles flying all over the place. Obviously I didn't film that...

Dynamic XL 1 - Chain Conveyor

Among the presents this year was a huge box of plastic stuff (fischertechnik Dynamic XL). Since I haven't built something with fischertechnik for some time now, I'm going for the "standard" models from the instruction booklet first. Here's the first model - a relatively simple chain conveyor:

Marbles on Rails

For some time no, I've had a fischertechnik Bau-Spiel-Bahn laing around here somewhere, waiting - initially for new tracks, then for some kind of actual "application".

Carousel with mechanical lap counter

Another video that I somehow managed not to mention here. Somebody - Yeti? - inspired me to play with time lapse videos; I ended up using Time Lapse Assembler, and I think it worked out OK.

Marble Coaster (with track switch, ejector, electronic control)

For some obscure reason, I forgot to mention the video on my own site when posting it - well, here it is.

Marble Coaster - Parcours 1

Since there is little enough happening on this site right now, here's the result of "Christmas Present" + "Vacation" + "Wanting to try out this YouTube Thingy".

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