How to Build – Shield no.4

Categories:How to Build, Shield
Marcin Saj

How to Build Shield no.4 - Marble Machine Kit

Kit components

  • Wooden parts
  • 5 x 10mm screws and spacers
  • Sandpaper

What you need to prepare

  • Knife or scalpel
  • Wood glue
  • Screwdriver

Now, all you need is accuracy and patience. Let’s start.

1. Prepare wooden parts

2. Blueprints

All important elements are numbered (blue and white numbers), these numbers determine: which parts should be glued to the proper pillars, platforms and slots.

Follow the instructions
Download Blueprints

3. Cutting

Carefully cut the small retaining tabs holding the parts in the panels and use sandpaper to smooth out edges.

4. Small Pillars & Platform

Glue small pillars in the proper slots (blueprints) then glue platform with edges.

Wait until glue dries.

5. Ball Track

Glue the ball track elements to the platform (engraved marking).

Wait until glue dries.

6. Separators

Mount all the separators. Use 10mm screws and spacers.

7. Gears

Screw the gears to the platform. Remember about the spacers.

8. Pillars & Ball Track Platform

Glue pillars in the proper slots (blueprints) then mount ball platform. If you have any of the mainboards, put the shield on the mainboard and make sure that everything matches with ball lifter.

Wait until glue dries.

9. Shield no.4

Congratulations. Shield no.4 is ready to go.

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