Kinestrata, whose roots mean, "motion layers," is an fully mechanical, wall mounted, wooden marble machine. Via geared Lifter Rings, half inch stainless steel balls are carried from the bottom of Kinestrata up to the top, where they are released to roll down one of four unique tracks. As the balls race down, they choose tracks that curve, drop, zigzag, and chime. Upon reaching the tracks’ end, they are plucked by the Lifter Rings once again as they restart their journey.



Powered by a stainless steel weight and coupled with a pendulum, the Escapement is the heart of Kinestrata’s lifting mechanism. It regulates the timing of the Lifter Rings, allowing them to collect, lift, and release the stainless steel balls at a steady rate.

Track Switchers

Kinestrata’s three Track Switchers determine which path each ball will take. As a ball falls onto a Track Switcher, the Switcher’s orientation changes, sending the ball down one track while simultaneously readying itself to send the next ball down the other.

Lifter Rings

The array of Lifter Rings acts as a means of upward transport for the stainless steel balls. Carrying nearly a dozen at any one time to the top of Kinestrata, the Lifter Rings are linked together with gears and timed by the Escapement.


Using tapered tracks that curve through the inside of each Lifter Ring set, Kinestrata’s Hand-Offs transfer stainless steel balls from one Lifter Ring set to the next. As the lower Lifter Ring set pushes a ball up onto the tapered track, the higher Lifter Ring set takes hold to keep the ball moving upward.


Size 16.5" h x 10.5" w x 5" d

Motion Weight Driven

Run Time
1 - 2 minutes

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Kinestrata Sample Plans  

Kinestrata Sample DXF  

The sample plans are a snippet of the purchased version. They contain a list of the tools needed, specifications for all required hardware, as well as samples of the wood patterns and assembly instructions.

The sample DXF file can be used to test CAM software compatibility. For builders with CNC machines, the purchased version of the plans contains DXF files for all wood patterns.
  Kinestrata Woodworking Plans

Woodworking plans are delivered digitally via email.
Plans are sold securely through PayPal and are delivered through Payloadz.

Plywood parts can be cut manually with printable patterns in PDF format, or they can be cut with a CNC machine using the included DXF files.

Plans contain two PDF document sizes:
• 8.5" x 11" paper for instructions and small patterns
• 11" x 17" paper for large patterns


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