When I was a little girl, my dad had a clock thing that worked with marbles. I was fascinated by it. I just did a quick search – I LOVE the internet – and it looked something like this one:
Google Images found it on Amazon.com.
So when I stumbled across this video on YouTube I was more than a little enamoured.
I LOVE IT!! It’s so beautiful, and amazingly clever.
According to This Is Colossal, a Swedish musician called Martin Molin built it. It’s called the Wintergatan Marble Machine, it took 14 months to build, has 3000 internal parts and uses 2000 marbles. Simply fabulous.