Part Idea: Antigravity Cannon


#1

It would be useful (and fun!) if you could add a part that directs marbles upward. Maybe like a spring or a steel bounce pad? They could make information transfer much easier than building long gear trains.


#2

That would be great, but not very physically practical - without some external source of energy, you can’t project a ball up higher than where it dropped from, and you can’t even get close to that in practice because all the pieces are about keeping the energy of the balls limited so they don’t run away…


#3

Then why can’t there be some external source of power?


#4

Not impossible, but much harder to automate, and would require a power source…