How to Build – Shield no.5

Categories:How to Build, Shield
Marcin Saj

How to Build Shield no.5 - Marble Machine Kit

Kit components

  • Wooden parts
  • Sandpaper

What you need to prepare

  • Knife or scalpel
  • Wood glue

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. Pillars & Platform

Glue pillars in the proper slots (blueprints) then glue platform with edges. Make sure that the higher pillar is glued to the base at an angle of 90 degrees.

Gluing accuracy is very important. Wait until the glue dries.

5. Ball Track Pillars

Glue pillars in the proper slots (blueprints).

Wait until glue dries.

6. Ball Track

Glue the ball track and ball platform, only to the highest pillar and wait until glue dries.

The order of gluing is very important. Wait until glue dries.

7. Ball Track Coupler

Carefully bend down the ball track and mount the coupler (also glue ball track to the pillars).

Caution required.

9. Shield no.5

Congratulations. Shield no.5 is ready to go.

One Comment

  1. renzoandrelunaReply
    May 9, 2016 at 06:32

    Hi there¡

    Can you give me the exact dimensions of the base? I really need it for a student proyect.

    Regards from Lima, Perú.

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