Treadle Pedal Completed - Marble Machine X #81

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When I was a kid we used to go visit my grandmother and grandfather and they had an old Treadle pedaled Singer sewing machine. I could sit for hours just pedaling that machine, I was totally in awe over how it's flywheel transformed the up and down motion of the treadle pedal into a rotating motion. When I was sketching the design for the Marble Machine X that childhood memory struck me like a bolt and I knew I had to incorporate something similar into the MMX and now it is finally completed!

It took some iterations to find the correct geometry, to have the correct motion but now I would say it works perfect. The pedal is connected to a CAM shaft on the crank shaft and it moves in time with the music. Every downstroke of the pedal is like a metronome click to the songs which allows me to basically tap the beat of the song and play music instruments with two hands. It also gives some rest for the arms :).

By the way: I listened back to last weeks snare sound, it sounds pretty awful :). haha, will be follow up videos on me fixing that sound, we need CRISP. C R I S P.

HUGE Thanks to everyone who are watching and supporting this looong Marble Machine X Project!

Good luck with your own projects!
/Martin

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The video was edited by Johan Weber and Martin
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Wintergatan

When I was a kid we used to go visit my grandmother and grandfather and they had an old Treadle pedaled Singer sewing machine. I could sit for hours just pedaling that machine, I was totally in awe over how it's flywheel transformed the up and down motion of the treadle pedal into a rotating motion. When I was sketching the design for the Marble Machine X that childhood memory struck me like a bolt and I knew I had to incorporate something similar into the MMX and now it is finally completed! It took some iterations to find the correct geometry, to have the correct motion but now I would say it works perfect. The pedal is connected to a CAM shaft on the crank shaft and it moves in time with the music. Every downstroke of the pedal is like a metronome click to the songs which allows me to basically tap the beat of the song and play music instruments with two hands. It also gives some rest for the arms :). By the way: I listened back to last weeks snare sound, it sounds pretty awful :). haha, will be follow up videos on me fixing that sound, we need CRISP. C R I S P. HUGE Thanks to everyone who are watching and supporting this looong Marble Machine X Project! Good luck with your own projects/Martin

1 week ago | [YT] | 1,145

Jakob Busse

I feel a meme coming: "let's put a kickdrum to that!"

1 week ago | [YT] | 748

Jonas Noll

I am looking forward to see the marble machine X playing the Song of the original machine

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,149

Unajo Y Los Mondajos

Martin touches something: That something makes random noise. Also Martin: Lets put a kickdrum to that!

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 409

Manuel Gennaro Music

Petition to make "Let's put a kick drum to that" the official motto for this channel.

1 week ago | [YT] | 552

PenZon

Pro tip: do not handle solvents while wearing welding gloves. Having your hands on fire might reduce your weld quality.

1 week ago | [YT] | 522

DMadHacks

It is Wednesday my dudes...

1 week ago | [YT] | 512

Brad Cozine

PLEASE, oh please, color the silver screws in the programming wheel black so only the programming pins can be seen!

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 29

outsider344

Someday the marble machine x will be finished and I will have a sad void in my life every Wednesday morning....

1 week ago | [YT] | 69

TheSpacecraftX

Does the safety feature still work as originally intended. does it bend freely enough without doing any damage with a foot under it?

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 272

Stefan J

Nice video, but I think you have a critical flaw in your design. You push the pedal against the leg of the machine, but once the safety feature is triggered, it will no longer be pressed against the leg. Then the pedal will be stuck against the leg of the machine, and depending how your clutch is set up your whole machine will stop. This could lead to some pretty nasty warping and destruction of (parts of) the marble machine X

1 week ago | [YT] | 640

mattricks21

It occured to me only now... Wheelson. Good one, Martin! Keep up the good work! :)

1 week ago | [YT] | 58

Paul Farr

For a bit there, the pedal looked like the worlds heaviest duty spatula! :D

1 week ago | [YT] | 8

Joe Vande Hey

81 episodes, over 17 hours of runtime, this is like a massive TV series that tops GoT and everything else.

1 week ago | [YT] | 52

Brian Bob

One day he will discover metal tubing, one day.

1 week ago | [YT] | 19

Phelype Oleinik

You know one week is a very long time when you realize Rammstein will release a new album before the next Wintergatan Wednesday.

1 week ago | [YT] | 108

Liquid Beaver

Never thought I'd click as fast as I did on a video about a pedal. And yet here we are

1 week ago | [YT] | 30

Dierundeuhr

9:00 of course the black one is evil irony
10:10 But you didn't stick your foot under there to test the pressure under high speed. Of course now its stiff but is it still safe?

1 week ago | [YT] | 140

topcat3355

Polyoxymethaline. In case anyone was wondering. Amazing the things you learn at work xD

1 week ago | [YT] | 1

Daniele Bassotti

Love the channel, love the project! Never saw someone both musically and engineering so talented! All the best from Italy.

1 week ago | [YT] | 1