took over 2 years to complete and even today it is still being fine
To activate the ENIGMA the operator presses a
button on the safety fence. Immediately, a 1.5 inch steel ball begins rolling
along the tubular steel track. The aim is for the steel ball to negotiate the
tortuous, convoluted track and return to its starting position.
At a certain point the ball triggers a second ball
to begin the journey. The second triggers a third and all three balls are on
their way. By themselves, the balls can only be impelled by
gravity, so along the way they encounter a variety of mechanical contrivances
which elevate them to new levels so gravity can continue its work.
contraptions include a steam engine a steam engine driven
belt, a scissor jack, robot arm, elevator, hammer punch, lowering bridge,
raising arm and last but not least a catapult that hurls the ball through
the air across the machine table and into a receptacle to continue its