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Magnets and Marbles

This Rube Goldberg-esque marble run is both soothing and astounding. Regular marbles are used in conjunction with magnetic metal balls in an intricate series of balanced relays.

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Can you imagine how much testing went into creating this? The creator, Kaplamino, normally works with dominos. Although it appears to be one sequence, that would have taken up a lot of room. I’m still impressed, even if they weren’t all recorded at the same time. -via reddit 


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I really love the way that he used non-contact magnetic force to move some of the pieces. I've only seen that done once before. The 'railgun' effect was also innovative.
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