Lessons learned from prototyping the Wintergatan Marble Machine

“With the first Marble Machine I just started to build… I ended up building the same things 10 times because I didn’t do any prototypes.”

“A big part of our monkey brain wants immediate reward at all times. I’m now trying to keep that part of my monkey brain at bay by not doing the more instantly rewarding, real-world building, and focusing on really getting the CAD drawings down and perfect. I’m sure this approach is more efficient and will speed up the whole building process.”

Source: Prototyping and the Wintergatan Marble Machine – daverupert.com

The marble machine is awesome to watch, and I love the insight into the process of prototyping the device. Especially the thoughts on slowing down.

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