# The quad marble machine! Pure genius!:

sonhouse
General 23 Jun '13 15:36
1. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
23 Jun '13 15:36

He puts it together in front of you then starts it up! Amazing!
2. Grampy Bobby
24 Jun '13 17:06
Originally posted by sonhouse

He puts it together in front of you then starts it up! Amazing!
Incredibly intricate construction. With each minute the velocity increases at dizzying speed. After watching the entire clip, I sat back in the green recliner in my living room with one observation: "And how fleeting are the very minutes and hours and days of our temporal lives. Sonhouse, thank you. Bob
3. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
24 Jun '13 18:27
Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
Incredibly intricate construction. With each minute the velocity increases at dizzying speed. After watching the entire clip, I sat back in the green recliner in my living room with one observation: "And how fleeting are the very minutes and hours and days of our temporal lives. Sonhouse, thank you. Bob
If you watch closely you can see the balls in the rectangular holding pens where they drop into the holes for them. They take little trips around the wood but never seeming to take the exact same path. That is the essence of chaos.

In math there is a term for it, the "attractor'', in this case the hole is the attractor, the tilt of the little rectangle also but the paths the marbles take can vary each time it hits the wood. That is amazing to me!
4. 24 Jun '13 18:30
Originally posted by sonhouse
If you watch closely you can see the balls in the rectangular holding pens where they drop into the holes for them. They take little trips around the wood but never seeming to take the exact same path. That is the essence of chaos.

In math there is a term for it, the "attractor'', in this case the hole is the attractor, the tilt of the little rectangle a ...[text shortened]... so but the paths the marbles take can vary each time it hits the wood. That is amazing to me!
Is it possible that after the marbles "plunking" onto the wood for a time would leave small pockmarks and thus cause that effect?
5. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
24 Jun '13 18:36
Originally posted by Great Big Stees
Is it possible that after the marbles "plunking" onto the wood for a time would leave small pockmarks and thus cause that effect?
I think it is due to the magnificent design in the wood, making dips and little hills in odd places, but smoothed out. I think if it were due to small pockmarks they would reproduce the same pattern but the pattern varies each time, the hallmark of chaos.
6. 24 Jun '13 18:44
Originally posted by sonhouse
I think it is due to the magnificent design in the wood, making dips and little hills in odd places, but smoothed out. I think if it were due to small pockmarks they would reproduce the same pattern but the pattern varies each time, the hallmark of chaos.
I defer to an expert. I have an inquisitive mind and always look for other possibilities to specific issues.
7. ChessPraxis
Cowboy From Hell
24 Jun '13 18:47
Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
Incredibly intricate construction. With each minute the velocity increases at dizzying speed. After watching the entire clip, I sat back in the green recliner in my living room with one observation: "And how fleeting are the very minutes and hours and days of our temporal lives. Sonhouse, thank you. Bob
Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives
8. Grampy Bobby
24 Jun '13 20:12
Originally posted by sonhouse
If you watch closely you can see the balls in the rectangular holding pens where they drop into the holes for them. They take little trips around the wood but never seeming to take the exact same path. That is the essence of chaos.

In math there is a term for it, the "attractor'', in this case the hole is the attractor, the tilt of the little rectangle a ...[text shortened]... so but the paths the marbles take can vary each time it hits the wood. That is amazing to me!
Yes, I did note the variable pathways. Amazing. Imagine how the genius of this marvelous "quad marble machine" pales in comparison with the known/documented intricacies, self regulating and regenerative functions of the human body and mind.
9. Kewpie
since 1-Feb-07
25 Jun '13 06:41
I want one! Most relaxing 15 minutes of my day ....
10. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
25 Jun '13 17:29
Originally posted by Kewpie
I want one! Most relaxing 15 minutes of my day ....
I didn't see they were for sale but if they are I bet he wants 3 thou for it. If not more. BTW, do you have a ham license also? Did P tell you what bands he works?