Magnet Polarity Switch - Marble Machine X #60
Its going well for Wintergatan and his new version of Marble Machine Today he released a video showcasing the magnet polarity switch

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I made a Marble Machine X "I Believe" T-Shirt! Check it out here: Check Out Alex CNC on Youtube: English Channel: ► German Channel: ► ---------------------------- In this episode I am fixing the connection between the lower Marble Gear Lift and the higher Marble Ring Lift. We also learn the best treatment for Galvanic Corrosion Anxiety, a condition that has been plaguing the Youtube Comment sections for a while now! This video is uploaded in 4K resolution, all my videos will be in full 4K from now on. takes youtube days to offer that quality seems like... hope you can see it in 4K soon. I didn't know what big difference it was between HD and 4K, on my big screen its night and day, so anyway, for you all with big 4K screens, :) Enjoy! Martin Thanks to everyone who are crowdfunding this project: Become Channel Member: ► Support Wintergatan on Patreon: ► ——————————— MUSIC DOWNLOADS ► WINTERGATAN RECORDS ► SPOTIFY ► ITUNES ► ———————————— SUBSCRIBE ► INSTAGRAM ► REDDIT ► DISCORD ► ———————————— SUPPORT ► PATREON ► PAYPAL ME ► ———————————— Huge Thanks to the Amazing Marble Machine X Engineering Team: ►Chris Nadon - Provence, FR ► Marius Hirn - Munich DE - ► Alex CNC - Munich DE - English: ►Nick Householder - Florida USA - ►Richard Devon - UK - ►Carlos Montoro - Madrid ES - ►Tobias Gutmann - Munich DE - ►Philip Brown (aka Dr. Phil) - North Carolina, USA - ►Will (Machine Thinking) USA ►Tommaso - Vancouver, CAN ►James Passmore, Worcester Massachusetts, USA - ►Tim Mitchell - Nashville USA ►David Lewis - Machinist - Arkansas, USA - ►Florian Hu - Wellington NZ - ►Tobias Smidebrant - Gothenburg SWE ►Calle Guldstrand, Viktor Stenberg & Gustaf Törner - ProtoCut Sthlm, SWE ►Karin and Olof Eneroth, SWE Nathan Skalsky Jacob La Rocca (CAD DESIGNER) USA Roys Sheds (Manufacturer) Australia Matterhackers & BCN3D Ronald Walters: Matthias Wandel:


Nathaniel Salzman : You sort of beat yourself up a little on the aesthetic vs. functional aspects of your design, but I’d challenge you to reframe that and embrace the aesthetics as merely another engineering constraint. Function + beauty > function alone. I’d argue that not being as thoughtful about the aesthetics makes the machine worse, not better. If you just wanted a literal machine that plays music, your laptop already does that. The functional artistry of what you’re building here is what makes it remarkable. Efficiency be damned, and don’t listen to anyone who wants to you water this down, including yourself. Making something functional AND beautiful is very difficult, which is part of why what you’re doing is so great. Keep embracing that difficulty.

STAG162 : this video was proudly supported by Galvanic Corrosion

Jonathan Lavoie : You need to apply a coating to this aluminium piece, but not because of galvanic corrosion. The hardened steel balls will create a channel in the aluminium piece with time due to the impact of two difference hardness material. You'll be effectively bead blasting the same spot on the aluminium. The best would be an hard anodized coating. Another method would be to have a wear layer like a hard paint or a good plastic like Delrin. At the worst put a layer of Kapton tape, that will show the intensity the effect and protect temporarily. If you worry about the look, there is clear anodize or alodine, which is less hard, but much better than nothing.

Practical Engineering : Such a good video (with so much context ;). So great to meet you at Thinkercon.

stocchinet : Finally a t-shirt that doesn't corrode my metal body

Wintergatan : Hey all, Thanks so much for the great feedback on the MMX “I Believe” T-shirt! I had several emails from people asking for posters, I am working on a poster design of the same print, but also from people wanting to make their own t-shirt using the same print, love that idea, you could make anything with the print, so I have uploaded my high resolution (7194x11342 pixels, 30 MB) transparent master .png file, so you can use it to create whatever you want,  EDIT: I have received a lot of emails from people wanting to use this print to sell products, this is not the intention of the sharing of the print, use it to make stuff for yourself but please don't use it to sell stuff, You can download two versions of the file here: “MMXIbelieveWITHGREYSMASTERTransparent.png” has still some sketch-style grey areas which makes it look artistic in a way but might confuse CNC machines or lasers when trying to create other kind of print files. “MMXIbelieveBLACKANDHITEMASTERTransparent.png” is the same exact file but I have cleaned away the grey areas and made all the black areas 100% black. Use the version that best fit your needs, Looking forward to see what you create with it!  Use the #MMXIbelieve hashtag if you post any pictures of what you made online so I could check them out!  Thanks so much for caring about the MMX, have fun making and see you on the next Wintergatan Wednesday :) // Martin

Damian Amrhein : ok, now thats stupidly sexy the way those marbles flow now.

Marius Loubeeka : If you shorten a screw put a nut on it before that. When you remove the screw after cutting it kind of repairs the thread that you don't have to re-thread.

Jonathan Scott : So does the MMX-Under the Sea come before or after MMX-Zero Gravity?

James Burkart : Oh, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, make this a poster!

The Legend of _iPhoenix_ : I love the music for the intro of this video. Can we have a download? :D

Anton Nym : For those unfamiliar with the term PMMA, that is an acrylic-type plastic, Poly(methyl methacrylate). It is a very hard, very clear plastic with the familar trade names Plexiglas, Lucite and Perspex, among others. Great, entertaining video!

Andy Lee : What's the background music for this video?

Chris Coleman : please put this video's intro/outro music on bandcamp! I'll pay anything for it, it's so lovely ♥

Cédric M : You should use KOZ (keep out zone) volumes with your screws to avoid that type of problem. This is what we use in aeronotics to design flight engines. We basically draw a volume that represent the space required to remove the screw at the top of it and when you put your screw in your assembly you will be able to see instantly if the KOZ touches another part of the assembly. You can also draw the tools volumes required to actually remove the screw so you make sure that not only the screw will be able to get out of the hole but also that you will have enough place to put the screw driver above the screw. KOZ and tools should be on another layer of the assembly. When you use this trick you dont need to "think" while designing haha :). Have fun and thank you for your content what you are doing is really cool ;)

Matas Dubauskas : The quality of this video is so good!!

XBloodyBaneX : Whats the music for this video? I can't seem to find it.

Ashton Ellis : Does anyone know the name of the song that starts playing at 20:42?

Doomrun598 : What is the music you use for the background at 22:00 ?

Юрий Трегубов : Why only Tee? Where's my poster, Martin? What if i have aluminium in air and need to protect my metal walls from galvanic corrosion?!

Michael : It is beyond words how satisfying it is to see when one of your improvised parts works exactly as intended. Watching that train of marbles move seamlessly through that tube warms my heart.

Honza Papež : I se one potential issue here - what if top gear somehow clogs? Looks like it could jam whole machine. Btw, it's cool to see marbles going through machine, but I don't think that tubes are lucky decision. They'll become opaque, once they wear from marbles and clear plastics tend to turn to ugly yellow semitransparent plastic once they see daylight... I think that rails made from thick wire would fit better to overall design

SeanHodgins : I'm have a suggestion for the marble entrance and exit designs. I see you have already corrected the issue, but it might make thinks much cleaner to assemble. I think it would make thinks a lot easier if you 3D printed a guide that the tube could slide into, and perfectly form to the metal so you could just cut off the tubing flat. It would save a lot of hassle of trying to perfect the angle of the tubing where they connect to the lasercut metal mount and working against the deformation of the plastic. I've made a quick example design to show you what I mean (just rough based on your design), here are some images.

Tony Mancini : This was a great video, Martin! Your skills are improving so much, it's beautiful to watch. Keep up the good work

DMadHacks : It is Wednesday my dudes...

Joakim Larsson : As with all your work - fantastic job! As a fellow engineer I think that part of your problem with the exit pipe is due to the fact that you have a quite long pipe before the first mouting point (making the first part of it an effective "lever"). This will pick up vibrations and start to move like it did in your video (causing the stucked marbles). Either the holder needs to be very stiff or you could just add a little support arm near the exit at a different angle. Anyway I fear that you might run into the same problem again when you are running the machine at full speed of the gears and also when you get a little wear on the parts.

Dimitris Koutsipetsidis : In all honesty, and while appreciating what Alex has made, I liked the fang more after the grinding - it got character! Have been watching these since the beginning - thank you for taking us along with you on this trip! Last but not least - could you (pretty please!) upload the song starting at 21:15 (or 20:43 if it's the same)? Simply beautiful...

齊藤京子 : 面白かったです! It was interesting!

John Doe : Is the song in the beginning of the video available anywhere? I love it and I can’t get it out of my head. Learned to play some of it on the piano just so I could listen to it some more.

Alex CNC : Amazing to see my part to be assembled and working! Even if you had to make some adjustments. And of course also the rest of the video is amazing! Can't wait to get a T-Shirt :)

StevenN : Bought the shirt. The galvanic properties alone are priceless. Tenacity and grit sprinkled with joy. You have it.

Dylan Thomas Oosthuizen : I have a question, Since the design has changed slightly, would you be open to releasing a second series of shirts with the newer design when a big change is made, a change like the drum size etc, then it can be like a collectible series that we cal all follow along in anticipation for the latest version of your design and shirt, I would buy them, If you (the youtube commenters) agree with this ideaPlease Like this comment so that He can see it and we can get a cool set of shirts. the Quality was amazing in the last set.

veloci3000 : Me and my 5 year old son watch eagerly each week to see the Marble Machine X being built. He loves to build and is just in awe of what you do. Just ordered a t-shirt without hesitation... We'll frame it in our house as a tribute to your amazing creativity and positivity!

IvanH : wow that intro :o niiice edit: nvm, this whole video is on point. Beautiful problem solving.

Victor Donoso : I find it really hard to believe I laughed at a galvanic corrosion joke.

polter geist : whats the song at 20:43 please

RealMetalGaming : 4:22 Cleric Beast!!!

Loviatar : My favourite part is when he says Hochleistungsschneidpaste

JJRicks Studios : Ordered my shirt! :D This video is SUPER high quality, thank you for the effort you put into these videos. They are the highlight of my week!

Tysen P : GALVANIC CORROSION was responsible for the two week hiatus!!!!! I knew it!!!

Brad Cozine : I have NEVER spent $30 on a t-shirt... won't be able to say that after today!

sasja de vries. : Now i'm thinking all the time: Why hasn't he made the wheel like on Matthias Wandels marble machine??? His idea works so flawlessly, and it doesn't need any magnets. But on the other hand it's a good thing you're doing it your own way. It's a piece of art, not a consumer product or a military security system. I have these double feeling during the whole video. I'm liking and disliking it at the same time. I feel like the idea of using marbles to make music is great, but then I would play totally different music on it.

Taiara Peter : You could screw the trapped screws from behind instead...

Jonathan Park : 20:43 This is what I call Art.

Nuclear Mayhem : spilled half a cup of coffe watching this, but really enjoy your work!

AlpenYeti : Getting emotional at 21:03 when I see your tweaks working so well ! Thank you Martin for sharing your magical craftsmanship, you really are a lighthouse on the middle of the week !

Lady Thanos : Is the intro song available anywhere?

Schimmel Schanze : "Hochleistungsschneidpaste" I love your work

Ralph111417 : So reading between the lines, I take it the Atlantis leg of the World Tour has been cancelled?