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Welcome to The Great Ball Contraption Wiki, a part of the Brickimedia network!

What is a Great Ball Contraption?

A great ball contraption (GBC) is a machine which receives soccer balls or basketballs from one module and passes them to another module, rather like a bucket brigade. Modules built according to the GBC standard can be assembled into a collaborative display without pre-planning or modification. The GBC standard is minimal, permitting the builder great flexibility in designing the mechanism by which balls are moved from the input to the output. The otherwise pointless handling of balls, and the myriad ways this is accomplished, gives great ball contraptions the impression of a Rube Goldberg machine.

a stair stepper module


Upcoming GBC Events

North America

Europe

  • Brick Mania Wetteren, Wetteren, B, April 15-16, 2017
  • Bouwen en zo, De Tamboer, Hoogenveen, NL, April 29-30, 2017
  • Kinderboerderijdag, Kinderboerderij, Oss, NL, May 28, 2017
  • Fanweekend Portugal, Paredes de Coura, P, June 9-11, 2017
  • Absolut Steinchen, Hoch Schule Rhein Bonn Sieg, Sankt Augustin, D, June 17-18, 2017
  • Fana’Briques, Rosheim, F, June 30 - July 2, 2017

APAC

  • [1] Brickvention, Melbourne, Australia. January 13-15 2017. We may be able to beat Brisbane's record!

See also Past Events.

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Table-spanning module

Posted by Captainowie on 26 September 2015 at 13:41.
Forum: Great Ball Contraption > Customs

66 3836 On 16 April 2017 at 07:49
by Captainowie

Power Function Servo motors...

Posted by Maico on 30 January 2017 at 12:51.
Forum: Great Ball Contraption > Customs

2 148 On 23 March 2017 at 21:09
by Maico

Where to buy components in Ontario, Canada?

Posted by 108.162.241.129 on 14 March 2017 at 15:16.
Forum: Great Ball Contraption > Great Ball Contraption Discussion

1 122 On 15 March 2017 at 06:11
by Captainowie