Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

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Shared March 1, 2016

Get the audio track "Marble Machine" by Wintergatan:

Marble Machine built and composed by Martin Molin
Video filmed and edited by Hannes Knutsson

Costume designed by Angelique Nagtegaal

See Sommarfågel music video by Wintergatan:

See Starmachine2000 music video by Wintergatan:

Swedish band Wintergatan will play live concerts starting from summer 2016.

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Special thanks to Marcus Dimbodius who has been around throughout the whole build and suggested the cymbal placement and the use of the conveyer belt for the marble transportation. Dimbodius is an artist from Gothenburg:

Martin & Co.


This week i assembled the most gorgeous machined Aluminium Bearing Housings Made by Alexcnc from the MMX Team.
They are adjustable for the Depthing of the gears. We are also implementing the new PBS - Product Breakdown System for the Whole MMX. Chris, the new project manager has introduced me to the sacred lands of Excel heaven and although there is a lot of initial work we have to do to make this function properly, the long term efficiency will improve a lot! We are taking the MMX from being a one off DIY maker project to being a scalable, fully fledged - ready to build for any competent group of people - machine. Its really great!

Enjoy and have a great day!

#wintergatan #marble #machine

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Takes a lot of balls to play this instrument..

6 months ago | [YT] | 22,299

Go to Sleep

This is what would’ve happened if Dr. Seuss became an engineer

2 days ago | [YT] | 26


Imagine this is the only machine left to prove human existance

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 871

Peter Paul Recabo

Daft Punk during the Renaissance:

1 week ago | [YT] | 511

Fernando Alvarez

My brain: You should be studying.
Youtube: Hey look how a guy made this music machine.
My brain: Oh, no you again.
Me: Hehe marbles.

1 week ago | [YT] | 190

Duckesa zombie

So this is what happens when you read the IKEA instructions...

2 years ago | [YT] | 57,597

Brenax Quiny

This looks like something that could be seen in animated movies

1 week ago | [YT] | 100

Hyukjoo Woo

Person: What music box do you have?

Me: it’s ... complicated

6 days ago | [YT] | 103

Wraein or Shine :D

Is this what the microwave looks like to people over the age of 60-?

2 days ago | [YT] | 4

Hamburger La Hamburguesa

So Wintergatan, what instruments do you play?

Wintergaton: Yes

1 week ago | [YT] | 112


This is one of those timeless parts of the internet that you just find yourself watching over and over again.

3 years ago | [YT] | 17,793

Undyne The Undying

"What kind of instrument do you play?"

Wintergatan: I K E A

2 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 102

Mortonstones LLC

First I thought to myself “this guy lost his marbles”. But then I heard the machine sing like a beautiful orchestra that got balls to sing.

1 week ago | [YT] | 5

Max Hutchison

Who says that men can’t multi-task?!!

1 week ago | [YT] | 25


One: This is extremely impressive!!!
Two: He lost some of his marbles at the end. :rofl:

4 days ago | [YT] | 26

dank pepe

When you want to be a musician but your parents want you to become an engineer.

1 month ago | [YT] | 3,246

Oceania Azarine

Friend: Hey, what's your favourite musical instrument?

Me: yes

1 week ago | [YT] | 99

Donut King

I love hows there’s one black marble

1 week ago | [YT] | 9

Noel Adams

You know, it's rare that you can call someone a genius and have them be deserving of that title at the same time. This guy is one of those people.

1 day ago | [YT] | 3

#Mokshi’s Minecraft and other stuff!

Me- I’ve lost my marbles.
Also me- Ah, I see.

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