The Bet-Losing Machine

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  • jackofallspades98
    jackofallspades98  3 months ago +2

    If you're finding that the music in the video is too much for you to handle, here is a link to the raw footage of the machine, with no music, and no editing: ( Hopefully you can appreciate the machine a little more now! :)

  • TheRealMcJoni
    TheRealMcJoni 5 days ago +2

    Damn, this must be the greatest RGM I have seen so far! Great job, I can't believe the complexity of some of these tricks and also the compactness of the whole machine. Great job!

  • Fixnum Tom
    Fixnum Tom Month ago +1

    Jack, this is probably the most creative video I've ever seen

  • Antphoneigh
    Antphoneigh Month ago +1

    Oh... my...!

  • Asher Lyons
    Asher Lyons 2 months ago +1

    501 like :)

  • Amy Wright
    Amy Wright 2 months ago +1

    o my god

  • Kevinsonn
    Kevinsonn 2 months ago +1

    You are so amazing

  • Twig
    Twig 2 months ago

    yo calm down with the hands at the end

  • Mister Gears
    Mister Gears 2 months ago

    I see that you use many knex parts, do you know the KnexFlux website ?
    You can join us on knex forum and become a famous knex member with your machines ^^

  • deltaangelfire
    deltaangelfire 3 months ago

    the filming of this gives me motion sickness 🤢

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  3 months ago

      deltaangelfire I'm sorry. 😔 Unfortunately there's no other way to film everything in one continuous shot without moving around a lot. If it helps, there is a version of the machine later in this video that shows each step from a static camera angle. Maybe that helps?

  • seriffi2000
    seriffi2000 3 months ago


  • Jakob Productions
    Jakob Productions 3 months ago


  • GeSchmidtt
    GeSchmidtt 3 months ago

    That music is simply HORRIBLE!!! Congratz on your machine. Nice work.

    • GeSchmidtt
      GeSchmidtt 3 months ago

      Thank you!! And yes, much more satisfactory to watch without the music. The music is a huge distraction and cheapens your effort. You ought to put that link in your comments at the very top. I think you will get more likes, at least from geeky guys like me.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  3 months ago

      GeSchmidtt If you're interested, here's a link to the raw footage of the machine, with no music and no editing: ( Hopefully now you can appreciate the machine a little bit more! :)

  • dexon777
    dexon777 3 months ago

    fucking loud music ruined the video

  • JamisonKills
    JamisonKills 3 months ago +3

    You fucking maniacal genius you. This contraption needs to be on permanent display at the Smithsonian and studied for ages.

  • denis gubeckov
    denis gubeckov 3 months ago +1


  • Diego Arias
    Diego Arias 4 months ago +1

    Great job!! I wouldn't have the patience for that, But the music :(

  • Дима Шарипов

    Начал смотреть, вроде ничО так, но потом скучно стало - недосмотрел.... Но коммент оставил ;)

  • Joseph Chun Jr.
    Joseph Chun Jr. 4 months ago +2

    I am a rube enthusiast and this is an awesome rube piece. There are so many complex moves that are artistically executed and spatially constructed. The triple/ quad usage of some of the tracks are so skillfully and thoughtfully accomplished. not only is the track well made, but the way in which it is documented is clear and concise with a single shot followed by step-by-step process enabling the viewer to really appreciate what is happening. I would love to see a camera angle looking directly down at the table as a third view to understand the planar relationship between the parts in your next vid. well done and congrats. sub and like.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago +1

      I totally agree that adding multiple uses to different elements gives them a whole new meaning. One of my favorite things to do in machines is play with people's expectations. If you expect one thing to happen, I want to make it do something totally different and unexpected. If you think this object was done being used, I want to use it again.
      YES!! I love Pitagora Suichi! Unfortunately a lot of videos of it have been removed from YouTube, but my friend bought a set of 3 DVDs with a bunch of the machines on them. It also came with this really great book that shows you how to make all the elements in the videos. Biisuke Ball (and the sequel to it) is probably some of their best work, to be totally honest.
      Actually, the trick in this machine at 2:31 was inspired by an old Pitagora Suichi idea. Their version was a little bit different, but that was where I got the idea for it. I talk about this a little bit in the Behind the Scenes video as well.

    • Joseph Chun Jr.
      Joseph Chun Jr. 4 months ago +2

      when a piece is used over and over again it really speaks to the amount of thought and play you have put into thinking about the specific piece and what the object is, its no longer just a "track" or a just a "cup" but it becomes something else entirely. I think this specific aspect of your machines makes your pieces really unique. i wonder if you are familiar with the Japanese pitagora series. they are incredibly well done, short and to the point to show off a specific idea. They are really good at referencing this idea of "objects that are not what it is named" idea. Check out this awesome rube story the same people made: ( it's called "Biisuke Ball's Big Adventure"

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago +1

      Wow, this is one of the nicest comments I've ever gotten, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. It's rare to get a comment about the artistic nature of the machine. Most of my comments are either from chain reaction community members, who mainly make comments about which tricks they liked the most, or from members of the "general public," who have only a basic understanding of how much time and effort went into building something like this. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE comments from anyone, especially those offering constructive criticism. But comments like yours make me really rethink my art, and realize how my style of building comes across to the viewer. Like you mentioned, my style consists of tracks and objects that are positioned in such a way that everything fits perfectly into each other. There's a comment on this video from TheInvention11 (another machine builder whom I really think you'd enjoy if you like my stuff) who made the comparison that the way I fit my tricks together is similar to how pieces of a puzzle fit together, and I think that's pretty accurate. Unfortunately I don't have enough cameras to be able to film all my machines from the top (and I don't have a way to affix them up there, either) but I do have some photos. There are some aerial shots in this album, as well as plenty of other pictures, if you're interested:
      Also, I don't normally do this, but since it seems like you're pretty interested, I would recommend the Behind the Scenes video I made for this project. If you're interested in that, here's a link to that video: (
      Thanks again for such a nice comment! Hope to see you around on some of my future projects!

  • Андрей Гулак
    Андрей Гулак 4 months ago +2

    я опух смотреть до середины, сколько же терпения у создателя.

  • TheGoldbergGuy
    TheGoldbergGuy 4 months ago +1

    Next is it possible: is it possible for Lyle to build a full length machine without any K'nex? (I'd love to see what you come up with for that honestly.)

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      TheGoldbergGuy That's true, but those kind of tricks still use K'nex. They just aren't necessarily K'nex contraptions. K'nex is just so integrated into my building style that I use it for everything: support, blocking, simple levers and releases, and complex contraptions. Trying to build without it would be miserable.

    • TheGoldbergGuy
      TheGoldbergGuy 4 months ago +1

      jackofallspades98 idk I thought that since you said in the behind the scenes that some of your favorite tricks are ones where you go outside of your comfort zone, I figured that it would be interesting to see a full length machine done this way

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      TheGoldbergGuy No you wouldn't. You think that it would be cool, but it wouldn't. It would be really boring. Besides it stifles my creative energy, which is a dumb thing to do on purpose if you ask me. I wouldn't enjoy making it at all.

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    Alex Rico 4 months ago +1

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  • scottaw1981
    scottaw1981 4 months ago +1

    they say after 300 things get weird, looks like you just made it

  • TypicalGirls
    TypicalGirls 4 months ago +1

    Could you please post a version with no music, so we hear just the sound of the device? Thank you.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      TypicalGirls Yeah, definitely! A lot of people have mentioned their thoughts on my apparently poor music choice, so I've been linking to this video quite a bit. If you're interested, here's a link to the raw footage of the machine, with no music and no editing: ( Hopefully now you can appreciate the machine a little bit more! :)

  • soundboy89
    soundboy89 4 months ago

    Nice job but the music ruined it for me. Too annoying to watch.

  • DaksDominos
    DaksDominos 4 months ago +2

    lol all these music hate comments. I liked the song, it was just a bit loud.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago +1

      It's so overwhelming oh my god. I think I've linked to that unlisted video that's just the raw footage of the machine more than any other video in my life. I seem to get a reply back about half the time that they watched it and liked it more, so I'm glad I'm doing it, but wow. Just wow. I did not expect this much hate toward my music choice.

  • Dustin Skye
    Dustin Skye 4 months ago +1

    I really wish you hadn't added the overly loud unpleasant music track. I'd much prefer to hear the mechanical sounds of the setup. Maybe next time you can decrease the volume of the music so we can enjoy the music of the mechanical sounds.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago +1

      Thanks for the feedback. It's always nice to hear what people outside of my typical audience think of my work. You're definitely not the first person to comment on the music, so that's something I can improve on for sure. However, your wish can still come true! Here's a link to the raw footage of the machine, with no music, and no editing: ( Hopefully you can appreciate the machine a little bit more, now! :)

  • abortretryignorefail
    abortretryignorefail 4 months ago

    Amazing work! I wasn't able to finish (or past the one minute mark) because of the god awful music, it really really spoils your hard work.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      abortretryignorefail You're welcome! You're not the first person to have trouble overlooking the music; it seems that I've made a poor music choice this time around. I'm glad I had that video in my back pocket to send to people!

    • abortretryignorefail
      abortretryignorefail 4 months ago +1

      Yes! It's very enjoyable and i could really pay attention to the details. Thank you very much!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. If you're interested, here's a link to the raw footage of the machine, with no music and no editing: ( Hopefully now you can appreciate the machine a little bit more! :)

  • etneedham
    etneedham 4 months ago +1

    Cool Rube Goldberg machine!. I couldn't take the music, though, so I had to stop watching 2 min. in.

  • Amy Zebrowski
    Amy Zebrowski 4 months ago +1

    That's just elegant!

  • kandrc
    kandrc 4 months ago +1

    Very cool, but--like all things--Rube-Goldberg machines go better without techno.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      kandrc Thanks for the feedback, you're definitely not the first to object to the music. It seems I made a poor music choice this time around. If you're interested, here's a link to the raw footage of the machine, with no music and no editing: ( Hopefully you can appreciate the machine even more now! :)

  • James Kennison
    James Kennison 4 months ago +1

    Pure genius. Best I've seen.

  • Timothy Buchanan
    Timothy Buchanan 4 months ago +1

    I've never understood why YouTubers use these awful soundtracks. This is an awesome video, made obnoxious by a terrible song choice. Seriously: Great video! Terrible audio.

    • Timothy Buchanan
      Timothy Buchanan 4 months ago

      Thanks for the reply, and the link! You just earned my "subscribe". I hope you know I don't mean any disrespect. This is a fantastic video! I just have a hard time with "noise" music. So much noise in my life already. Probably more my issue than a problem with the music itself. Keep up the good work!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      Timothy Buchanan Thanks for the awesome comment! It's always nice to get feedback from people outside my typical audience. Especially about the music; it seems I've made a poor choice with music this time around. Here's the link to the raw footage of the machine, without any music or editing: ( Hopefully you can appreciate the machine even more now! :)

  • B. Lenz
    B. Lenz 4 months ago +1

    Fantastic machine. I cannot imagine the work that goes into it. BUT, please, the music . . . . my god the music! Make it stop! You gotta find some less maddening soundtrack material. I beg of you. :)

  • Senuty
    Senuty 4 months ago +1

    I rarely leave a comment on videos, but this the most insane machine ever made. On your way for the million.

  • LaMalediction666
    LaMalediction666 4 months ago +4

    Very good video, but gosh the music, please! I like to ear the machine in action.

  • rai3r
    rai3r 4 months ago +1

    Wow! I love this!

  • CR TV
    CR TV 4 months ago +3

    Wow incredible! I can appreciate the time gone into all this, imagine resetting that lot 200+ times and all the frustrating fails near the end!

  • terminatorX2
    terminatorX2 4 months ago +2

    Oh god, 297 fails? I can imagine how frustrating it is to reset the machine every time; I'm glad you're happy with the result

  • Awsome activity bro 11
    Awsome activity bro 11 4 months ago +2

    I watch this video every day because I can get over how amazing it is ! It is definitely the most complex rube goldberg I have seen and if you make RMG 24 It will probably be just as good as this one .I have been a subscriber sence you made your 11th rube goldberg

    • Awsome activity bro 11
      Awsome activity bro 11 4 months ago

      jackofallspades98 ok

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      sport stacking man 11 Eventually yes. I have a collaboration machine coming soon that I made in person with TheInvention11 that I really like (I just have to get it to work first). Since I'm in college now, my future in terms of machines is uncertain. I will be asking around to see if I can get a space on campus that I can build in, but if not, I will continue to build when I come back home on occasional weekends. Progress will be slow if that ends up being the case, but stopping completely isn't on the table at this point. Uploads won't be frequent or consistent, but they will exist.

    • Awsome activity bro 11
      Awsome activity bro 11 4 months ago +1

      jackofallspades98 are you making a 24th rube goldberg?

    • Awsome activity bro 11
      Awsome activity bro 11 4 months ago +1

      jackofallspades98 ok thanks

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  4 months ago

      sport stacking man 11 Practice and inspiration are the two main things. Build as much as possible and over the course of several years you will get much better. That's what happened to me. I started back in 2012 (but only started my YouTube channel in 2014). Building as much as I have over the course of those 5 years has gotten me to the point I'm at right now. Inspiration is also key. Watching other people's machines is obvious, but inspiration can come from anywhere. I've gotten inspiration from mechanisms or motions I see in real life, movies, TV shows, and even video games. Concepts for tricks/ideas can come from anywhere, so keep an open mind. Those are the two main ways I've improved myself over the years, and continue to do so.

  • pasta pasta838
    pasta pasta838 4 months ago

    Nice. I made simple machines at once.

  • Afele Junior Vaiusu Loli Polima

    you are cool jack

  • Afele Junior Vaiusu Loli Polima

    cool bro

  • Afele Junior Vaiusu Loli Polima

    I like the slam dunk

  • Amipeliasi Tuakoi
    Amipeliasi Tuakoi 5 months ago

    I love the slam dunk

  • Amipeliasi Tuakoi
    Amipeliasi Tuakoi 5 months ago

    you made lots man!

  • Afele Junior Vaiusu Loli Polima

    omg this is so cool

  • Amipeliasi Tuakoi
    Amipeliasi Tuakoi 5 months ago

    that is cool

  • Crazy Contraptions
    Crazy Contraptions 5 months ago +1

    This is crazy hooooowwwww

  • Crazy Domino
    Crazy Domino 5 months ago +1

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!! One of the best machiens I ever saw, Incredible!!!!!!

  • J 'n A Camera Pictures
    J 'n A Camera Pictures 6 months ago +1

    I love how all of the "smaller" RGM YouTubers do so many different collabs and comment on each other's videos. I recently renewed muy interest of RGMs and will begin filming them soon. I hope to collab with you or one of the others sometime soon!

    • J 'n A Camera Pictures
      J 'n A Camera Pictures 6 months ago

      jackofallspades98 also do you have any advice for a novice RGM builder wanna-be like me?

    • J 'n A Camera Pictures
      J 'n A Camera Pictures 6 months ago

      Btw I have opened an RGM contest in my channel for anyone who is interested.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  6 months ago +1

      J and A Pictures Yeah that's honestly the best part about my hobby at this point. I love building of course, but talking and collaborating with other builders is definitely the best part.

  • 5MadMovieMakers
    5MadMovieMakers 6 months ago +2

    Glad to see it all work out after seeing you test it live! Still can't wrap my head around how some of those tricks work. Amazing

  • Ethan Priore
    Ethan Priore 6 months ago

    What is your job? Solving the earths greatest challenges?

  • Koori Renchuu
    Koori Renchuu 6 months ago +1

    Glorious and beautiful, art by sheer engineering and elbow grease. It's a more complex pitagora suicchi style machine.

    AX DISEÑO 6 months ago +1

    its the rube golderg machine num. 1.

    AX DISEÑO 6 months ago

    uoooou is incredible

  • DoodleChaos
    DoodleChaos 6 months ago +2

    This is the most condensed machine I've ever seen. The amount of tricks you packed into that area boggles my mind. Super impressive you got it all in one take as well. Subscribed!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  6 months ago +1

      DoodleChaos Wow! Thank you so much! I like to say that compactness and complexity are my two strong suits, so I'm glad you're a fan of both aspects of my building style.

  • DaksDominos
    DaksDominos 6 months ago +1

    When will fail factor return??

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  6 months ago

      DaksDominos It's the kind of thing that I could do in college. I could build each of the setups on the weekends that I'm home, and the rest could be done at school, since no other building is required. So no promises, but you might see Fail Factor Season 2 sometime early next year.

  • Chin Eason
    Chin Eason 6 months ago

    Gears and Knex
    Gears and Knex everywhere

  • Ariel Llama
    Ariel Llama 6 months ago +2

    I love the intricacy of your ball-and-track tricks. You've been specializing in these for a while, and it's nice to see how they develop. Nicely done.
    Why is it called the bet-losing machine?

    • Ariel Llama
      Ariel Llama 6 months ago +1

      Funny, it's making me think I should include some kind of track trick in my next machine...whenever that is.

    • Ariel Llama
      Ariel Llama 6 months ago +2

      I'd be really curious to see what happens if you completely switch materials. It would probably require more room than you currently have.
      I'd be curious to try your style myself, to see what it's like. But I'd have to spend a tonne of money and then have four months free.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  6 months ago +1

      Ariel Llama The Behind the Scenes video explains it all. It's the first thing I talk about. The story is kind of long and detailed, so it's probably better to just watch the video.
      But thank you so much! Track tricks and K'nex contraptions have kind of become my fortes, I guess. I'm glad you like them! They're not always easy to come up with, since finding new motions for tracks is limiting, but when I do think of something, it often turns out really cool!

    • Ariel Llama
      Ariel Llama 6 months ago +1

      Never mind. I watched the outtakes video and found out.

  • ANJet 09
    ANJet 09 7 months ago +3

    WOW. That machine was so cool. The tricks worked really well. All of that was definitely worth it

  • Esther Morris
    Esther Morris 7 months ago +1

    Another amazing machine!! I challenge you to go vertical!!! Build the TALLEST machine!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago

      Esther Morris Very true. There certainly is the potential (and potential energy) for some things I've never tried before. The main challenge is finding supports study enough to hold everything up.

    • Esther Morris
      Esther Morris 7 months ago +1

      Yeah but think of all that free gravitational potential energy you could harness!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      Esther Morris Ooooh, my single greatest weakness: height. That is actually a good idea though, and it would make for a good challenge. Glad to see you commenting on my videos, I smile every time I see that you have!

  • DominoERDMANN
    DominoERDMANN 7 months ago +3

    Omg, this is the best machine I ever saw!!! I don't have enough words to describe how awesome it is ;-) I really love your style of building, there is never an empty space left. This video definitely deserves more views and you deserve at least 10k subs ;-)

  • Penguinexpress
    Penguinexpress 7 months ago +1

    I like the part where the machine does the thing.

  • Hevesh5Extras
    Hevesh5Extras 7 months ago +2

    This is really quite something, Lyle. AMAZING machine!! This had so many surprising tricks and it just kept going on and on! You definitely have the most complex style of them all, and it's really impressive how you can make it compact at the same time :)

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      Hevesh5Extras Thank you so much! Those are the exact qualities that I hope people notice about my machines. So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Aidan's Machines
    Aidan's Machines 7 months ago +1


  • Destructotz Domino
    Destructotz Domino 7 months ago +2

    seriously, this is one of the best chain reactions I've ever seen. And your editing is so good, I can't find it as a screenlink.

  • KgiantDomino
    KgiantDomino 7 months ago +2

    that is sooo cool !

  • Flash Domino
    Flash Domino 7 months ago +2

    No words, Lyle. Four months of work is astounding and you hyped up and advertised the video perfectly. I was happy to video call you when I watched the video because it definitely made me more into it. Everything I said during the call still stands, even after watching this over and over :D Also, one more thing I noticed... across both tables, maybe less than twenty objects ever hit the ground :O That is efficiency right there.
    Please lose more bets. The community will be all the better for it xD

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago

      Flash Domino Yes! One of the things I paid close attention to for this machine was not having many of the balls fall off the table. It definitely decreased reset time (which was around 30 minutes for the entire machine anyway) and helped me not lose things. Also, at least half of the dominoes that fall off the table are attached to something that doesn't fall off the table, so it ends up swinging from the side of the table. This also made resetting easier since I didn't have to track down where each domino bounced off to.

  • DominoJOJO
    DominoJOJO 7 months ago +2

    Awesome! that was awesome!
    I am not the biggest machines fan, but this machine was the beste I have ever seen!
    I like the edit, too. At first the one taker to see, that everything works and then the detailed perspectives. 👍👍

  • FullPowerDomino
    FullPowerDomino 7 months ago +2

    Wow this machine is sooo good! I have no words for it! ^^

  • Jdman1699
    Jdman1699 7 months ago +2

    There's just something I don't fundamentally understand about your machines: How do you get stuff to move the way it moves. There's no other machine builder that I've seen who can get the components in their machine to move in such a satisfyingly perfect way. To be honest, I'm kind of suspecting wizardry.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +2

      Jdman1699 Yeah, that's something I really like about this machine. The way that all the motions look really clean and polished and elegant. Using wizardry actually really helps with that.

  • StickTrickDominoDude
    StickTrickDominoDude 7 months ago +2

    IDK if you've noticed but my ability to comment good comments has disappeared for some reason. So I'll say this in the best way I can. You amaze me. Your ability to take these materials and visualize these crazy ways to make them move and help each other is amazing. This machine clearly has a lot of steps and sometime soon I will count them to find out just how big of a machine this is. This only reiterates what I previously said, and it's that you are the best machine builder when it comes to skill in construction. You know your materials well and are able to do endless amounts of insane things with them. I already told you what my favorite tricks were so I'll leave it at that.

    • Vibhanshul Bisht
      Vibhanshul Bisht 7 months ago +2

      StickTrickDominoDude i also lost ability to give good comments because of i see lack of videos and growing age. I want my ability to be back for this machine.

  • Domino King
    Domino King 7 months ago +2

    I'm gonna say this in the most simple way I can. your a god

    • PiGi Dominoes
      PiGi Dominoes 7 months ago +1

      His 'a god' what? Oh, that's not what you meant? Not my fault you use the wrong form of "You're" <3

  • MrDominoMan
    MrDominoMan 7 months ago +2

    This is one of the most impressive things i've ever seen. It's just amazing how much stuff is being re-used in the contraption, and how frickin' long it is! I especially liked the big knex-wheels ;) Big thumbs up man, this needs to go viral!

  • teddytron2000
    teddytron2000 7 months ago +1

    Wow! That was definitely your best machine ever, and it might even be one of my top 10 favorite machines of all time! Every idea blew me away! I will never understand how you're able to even think of such epic ideas! I hope this video goes viral!

    BWRGM 7 months ago +1

    Wowowowowow. I love all the flipping, turning, rotating, moving tracks. I know track tricks arent the coolest things anymore but they are still great in my book. Also your use with the gears is SO GREAT it makes me want to buy them. My one question is how did you get the balls to roll on the thing at 1:04? Anyways great machine and you have successfully have gotten me to want to get started on my CCC clips!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +2

      +BWRGM Nah, track tricks are still cool! As long as you do ones that nobody has ever done before. To answer your question, the balls are released at the top of the track and they are going straight and fast enough that they are able to stay on the expanding ruler without falling off.

  • Aidan's Machines
    Aidan's Machines 7 months ago +1

    best. machine. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aidan's Machines
    Aidan's Machines 7 months ago +1

    did the last table ever fail

  • Aidan's Machines
    Aidan's Machines 7 months ago +1


  • KS Dominoes
    KS Dominoes 7 months ago +3

    Absolutely breathtaking... you're not even human at this point. This is honestly sorcery!

    • KS Dominoes
      KS Dominoes 7 months ago +2

      My favorite part has to be the knex gears with rotating track.

  • TheVarietyGuy
    TheVarietyGuy 7 months ago +2

    Well everyone said a 2 table machine would be better for you, and they were right!! That was insane! I loved every single trick and just the size and scope of everything was amazing!!! I can't even pick a favorite trick.

    • TheVarietyGuy
      TheVarietyGuy 7 months ago +2

      jackofallspades98 oh and a collaboration with Chase 😉

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      +TheVarietyGuy Yesssssss

    • TheVarietyGuy
      TheVarietyGuy 7 months ago +2

      jackofallspades98 yeah man! New machine in progress as we speak!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      +TheVarietyGuy Thank you so much! I know it's a lot to take in, but that's how I felt about Machine Wars when I first saw that. I'm looking forward to your upcoming projects, by the way. Hopefully you have something coming up soon. I've been waiting a while for some TVG awesomeness!

  • Austrian Domino Art
    Austrian Domino Art 7 months ago +2

    That was AMAZING Lyle!!!

  • DaksDominos
    DaksDominos 7 months ago +2

    Ok, so the whole time I'm like whaaaaaa how are these tricks even possible?!?! Then as I am recovering from being awestruck all of a sudden I'm like THERE'S A SECOND FREAKING TABLE?!?! This machine was INSANE! One of the best machine I have ever seen! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go watch it again to understand how these tricks worked...

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I love how people are devoting a ton of time to pause and rewatch this machine and figure out the puzzle of how the machine works!

  • Sirgabealot G
    Sirgabealot G 7 months ago +2

    I was so excited to see this machine since I saw the first picture of just the tables on Twitter. So then last week, when I saw the release date on your Twitter, I waited in anticipation for the release of the video and then the second that it was 1:00, I refreshed my subscription list and was so excited to see that your machine was out. Yet I was still even more blown away than I expected. This was absolutely incredible. So, I really need to give you props for this. This is one of the greatest machines that I have ever seen in my life without a doubt. There was so much to this machine that amazed me. Even watching it over and over again, there are still new things that I didn't notice before. The swinging track at the beginning was insane, the track trick with the cup was insane, the shifting autotilt trick was insane...every single trick was insanely amazing and beautiful. I love this style of building and I really think that you should make a machine with THREE tables, lol. I mean, this is ridiculously amazing. This machine is too impressive to be expressed with words.
    So, I wish you the best of luck going to college! Where are you going? Please continue to build machines as much as possible! I really look forward to what you'll build next! Again, amazing job!
    Also, I think I'm coming to ISM again this year :D

    • TheGoldbergGuy
      TheGoldbergGuy 5 months ago

      jackofallspades98 if you don't mind my asking, what are you going to study? Congrats on getting in!

    • TheGoldbergGuy
      TheGoldbergGuy 5 months ago

      jackofallspades98 if you don't mind me asking, what are you going to study? Congrats on getting in!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      Thank you! I'm glad I was able to exceed an expectation that was already "I expect this to exceed my expectations." You also managed to list my top 2 tricks, so I'm glad that people like the tricks that I like!
      I will be going to Hampshire College next year. I will try as best as I can to continue building, but I will see what I can do when I get there.

  • TheInvention11
    TheInvention11 7 months ago +16

    This is the perfect example as to why your machine style is the best. The way you manage to make these insane tricks and somehow still connect every trick together without missing any empty space, and make every trick lead perfectly into the next is beyond anything I can even comprehend. It's one thing to make cool tricks, but being able to connect every section together like pieces of a puzzle is a skill no builder has aside from you. Hands down the best machine I've ever seen. Man it's gonna be impossible to even come close to matching the level of this with my next machine

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +2

      Thank you so much! I think that's a really interesting way to describe this machine, but not really any of my others. In other words, I think you nailed what distinguishes this machine from, say, the R&L Machine. Instead of 3 main idea tricks, there are 10 smaller tricks, but they're all combined and connected in such a way so that everything just seems like one long trick.
      Oh, and you absolutely will come close to matching the level of this with your machine. You blow me away with everything you make. There is no way your next machine won't be just as impressive as this.

  • Shenanigan S
    Shenanigan S 7 months ago +5

    Please, PLEASE...
    Let this go viral!

  • cwdreactions
    cwdreactions 7 months ago +2

    Okay I just wanted to say that I have been waiting on this FOREVER AND I AM SO HAPPY WITH WHAT I GOT. This is quite honestly your best machine yet and maybe ever because I'm not really sure how you could possibly top this. This video took me 11 minutes to watch because I kept on doing instant replays XD I also noticed something about this video and ultimately about your style. I'm not completely blown away by every single trick in the machine, just some of them, but you made the rest of the clips so enjoyable to watch by the genius aspect of them and also how well built and thought out they were. That is a HUGE advantage when it comes to your style because it shows that you can captivate an audience all the way through.
    My favorite tricks in this video were obviously the unexpected ones, but more specifically the k'nex structures that had moving parts with it and changed the outcome of the next step. A lot of stuff in this machine shocked me due to the fact of reusing a lot of stuff from the previous step, such as using the same ball that triggered it instead of changing to a different ball. Things like the weighted track lever that folded down to be used as a track by the ball that triggered it in the first place or the falling block that had a ball run on it on two sides. The way things moved and functioned really stuck out tome about this machine.
    Okay, top 5:
    5. 5:42
    4. 3:14
    3. 3:23
    2. 5:55
    1. 5:23
    Question: Which trick failed the most? Whether it be in the testing stage or the filming stage. Doesn't Matter.
    Seriously incredible job man.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      I always like your comments because they go into a lot more detail than just "I like this trick and that trick." You pointed out something about this machine that I hadn't really thought of before. You mentioned that there were a lot of tricks in this machine that used the same ball for multiple things. I think that's because the paths for each ball were (on average) longer than they were in previous machines. Each ball has a longer path to take before it's done being used. As a byproduct of that, the ball does more things. The yellow soccer ball on the first table, for example, rides down the track dominoes, then hits the balance swing, then rolls back across the balance swing, then triggers the lever to collapse the track dominoes, then falls into a little K'nex tire, which is later pushed over by the marble falling onto the lever.
      And what you said about not every trick being a showstopper, I think you are exactly correct. A lot of the tricks in this machine aren't "main idea" tricks, but more like a step above a connection in terms of complexity. In other words, a lot of the tricks in this machine are more complex that traditional connections, but less complex than a main idea. An interesting consequence of that is that I don't have all that many "connections" for tricks. If I need to move a track, or release a ball, etc., the motion that does that is often part of the actual trick, and it's not done as a "connection."
      And in response to your Top 5, I would say my order for those tricks (from worst to best) would be #1, #4, #2, #3, #5.
      And my Top 5 would be:
      5. 5:09
      4. 5:31
      3. 3:48
      2. 3:23
      1. 5:42

  • 八木克磨
    八木克磨 7 months ago +2

    I think that had trouble very much.
    It'll be also expected from now on👍😆

  • DrComplicated
    DrComplicated 7 months ago +2

    I don't even know what to say, that was beautiful. I expect only 2 table machines from now on.

  • DominoPerson 5
    DominoPerson 5 7 months ago +3

    This is CRAZY! I really appreciate how you didn't give up and just screenlinked it.

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago +1

      Screenlinking was never even a consideration. I would have done 1,000+ fails before even thinking about screenlinking.

  • berlagawesome
    berlagawesome 7 months ago +9

    No joke, this takes the cake for the best chain reaction machine I have ever seen.

  • Sprice Machines
    Sprice Machines 7 months ago +5

    I like the part with the giant gears rotating the track and the colorful domino track

  • Michael Mullen
    Michael Mullen 7 months ago +3

    Once I make my YouTube debut, I plan to make something in your honor because you deserve it after building this!!

  • Sirgabealot G
    Sirgabealot G 7 months ago +2

    Wow! Just wow! That's all I have to say for now. I'm going to watch the BTS and then I'll write the rest of my comment afterwards.

  • BB 5 bucks
    BB 5 bucks 7 months ago +1

    Great machine I love 10/10 I like the loopy part and the opening tilt tricks and the gear segment

  • TyDominoGuy
    TyDominoGuy 7 months ago +1

    absolutely incredible! my favorite part was the tilting zigzag board made of cards. overall incredible, and possibly your best machine!

    • jackofallspades98
      jackofallspades98  7 months ago

      TyDominoGuy Thank you so much! That's my favorite trick, too!

  • Sirgabealot G
    Sirgabealot G 7 months ago +1