02 May 2018, 10:12

mt3: retested large marble

09:05 Wednesday 02 May 2018 JST

Yesterday I glued a piece onto the track which was designed to catch small marbles as they fall through the not parallel bamboo chopstick marble splitter.

Now it’s time to see if it worked!

Woohoooo it worked!!

2018 may 02 first try glued small catcher 01 2018 may 02 first try glued small catcher 02 2018 may 02 first try glued small catcher 03 2018 may 02 first try glued small catcher 04 2018 may 02 over overview 2018 may 02 overview

09:18 Wednesday 02 May 2018 JST

Uh oh.

After I tested the fix today, while setting up for the next frame, I noticed the large marbles could not roll past the piece.

oops

2018 may 02 oops 2018 may 02 oops closeup

10:33 Wednesday 02 May 2018 JST

I debated cutting the piece, but decided to reglue it, even though that will mean “wasting” a day of filming, but realistically only an hour because Lin and I are scheduled to leave at 10. Ahem, were scheduled to leave at 10.

2018 may 02 second try small catcher endview 2018 may 02 second try small catcher overview

Anyway, I am really happy that I decided to reglue the piece. It allowed me to take photos of the large marble racing off the second curve.

Since June 2017, I have spent 7.3+ days on Marble Track 3.

The resulting video snippets, available via https://mt3s.robnugen.com/, total approximately 9 minutes 32 seconds.