Rube Goldberg Machine with Rubber Bands and Marbles
Incredibly satisfying video from Kaplamino on YouTube. Definitely putting this on the ‘cold, snowed in weekend in February’ inspiration list!
The most complicated trick was the stack marble effect at 0:10 (check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UHS8… to learn more about it). The spacing between the two marbles had to be exactly the right one for it to work. This trick caused 90% of the fails.
My favorite part and the main idea of this video is as you can guess the loop. It’s very satisfying. And what impresses me the most is the simplicity of the launch system, just 2 dominoes and a rubber band. And surprisingly it works almost every time
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.