After 8 months of building process of trial and error, from designing the parts to final assembly, with addition of unique and personal mechanical elements, a marble machine has been created.
MMXS is created by Love Húlten as a tribute to Martin Molin and a miniature homage to his ongoing music project Marble Machine X. It’s called Marble Machine XS. Love Húlten is an audiovisual artist and a Swedish craftsman who fuses traditional craftsmanship with modern tech to create unique objects in an unexpected merge of form and function where all of his creations are crafted, polished, and assembled by Hultén in his one-man studio located in Gothenburg, Sweden.
MMXS is a music box that uses marbles to play instruments. The programming wheel design of MMXS relies on a DC motor for mechanics combined with sounds generated by a synthesizer (Axoloti Core).
It is battery powered and features 16 notes, 128 programming bars, 10 different sound presets, speed control, volume and a built-in speaker.
The finish of the machine is inspired by older Meccano toy sets. Dimensions are 50x20x20cm.
Specializing in creating one-of-a-kind exclusive objects, he offers the client a genuine and personal experience. Some of his creations are R-Kaid-R, SK4 is a folding portable that stores over 10.000 games, the Macintosh 128K replica made from American walnut and brass, The Golden Apple, and many others. Húlten’s creations are owned by American celebrities, like Jimmy Fallon and Kanye West.
The items provided in his shop are made-to-order. If you want something special, custom designs of Love Húlten may be made upon request.
You can see the complete works of Love Húlten in his website (see below).