Drop the Beat
Based on the Wintergatan music machine, this device drops marbles onto pipes to play music.
It plays notes by feeding marbles into a laser-cut song sheet with marble-sized holes representing notes.
The sheet is then slid over an opening, causing the marbles to fall out and hit their corresponding pipes below, playing a beautiful melody.
Overall Project GoalCreate a machine that plays music using marbles, inspired by the Wintergatan marble machine, and with the following attributes:
- Capable of playing any song
- Aesthetically pleasing and mechanically complex
- Stores songs using mechanical memory
Feel free to explore our design below! Click through the different points of interest to learn more about the individual mechanisms.