Monday, February 25, 2008

#73 In Progress

I started building the track today. I installed the 3 switches needed to turn one path into 4 paths. The ring turns slowly so that approx 3.5 marbles per minute are released onto the tracks. It takes 1:15secs for one marble to get picked up from the bottom and get released at the top.

This is a closeup of the track. I still need to brush off the welds spots to clean them. When a sculpture has more than one track I always make and install all of the necessary track splitters and then go from there. The third switch will have fewest marbles.

Want to see how it moves so far? Watch this short movie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How do you get the balls to stay in the Walnut elevator wheel as it goes around and how do you get them out at the top?