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Up One Spiral And Down The Other
After being ferried to the top by a spiral elevator, a ball ricochets
down an octagonal spiral amidst a cacophony of clacking sounds.
How It WorksHow It's MadeHow It Went

When the hand crank is repeatedly turned, it rotates a spiraled cylinder which is connected to the crank through a series of pulleys.

This cylinder then scoops a steel ball up onto its spiral track. (The ball is kept from falling off by two fixed metal rods.) Once the ball reaches the top, it drops into a large, octagonally-shaped spiral structure.

After ricocheting its way down the octagonal track with a funky clacking sound, the ball is deposited in the trough until it's scooped up again for another ride up the spiral cylinder.

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