On this page I am going to post all the news which have appeared on the main page first, but are a little bit out of date now. I do not want to delete them as before, but I do also not want them to take valuable space on the main page anymore.
In the meantime, I do not continue the domino news on the main page anymore as they required a lot of time for finding and presenting relevant information.
- The BioDomino event at this year's information evening of Dientzenhofer-Gymnasium Bamberg was a success. In the end of the official presentations, about 6,300 dominoes illustrated the human visual system from the light rays to the brain - to the delightment of many potential new fifth graders. The creation of the domino assemblage took about 10 hours and after just 28 seconds of falldown the chain reaction terminated with a chemical reaction according to plan. The video can be watched here.
- Currently I am preparing for the next "BioDomino" event at my former grammar school, Dientzenhofer-Gymnasium Bamberg. On the occasion of the school's yearly information evening (March 24, 2015), about 6,000 dominoes are going to show the human process of vision from the picture through the eye to the brain. Two years ago, also around 6,000 dominoes illustrated the human digestive system.
- I am going to move on April 1, 2015 (no, that's not a joke). Please consider the new address in the imprint for correspondence.
- A lot of my admiration today goes to Kevin Pöhls and Tobias Demuth. On February 14, 2015, they broke the world record for the most dominoes toppled in a 3D-pyramid. Therefore, they set up a 30x30 pyramid consisting out of 30*30 + 30*29 + 29*29 + 29*28 + 28*28 + ... = 18,445 dominoes. This is quite a challenging discipline which requires special skills and a calm hand while stacking. The event took place in "Müritzeum", a natural history museum in Waren (Müritz) in the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
In 2005, the very first version of www.domino-tim.de was published, so I'm proud to say thank you to my fans for 10 years of loyality :-).
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy start into the New Year 2015. For me, 2014 was an important year as I could finish my Bachelor studies successfully. Now, I'm taking part in the Master's programme of "Computer Science and Media" at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. I am really sorry that due to this, I do not spend as much time as before for creating regular domino videos. However, this does not imply that I lost my enthusiasm for this hobby. I am still participating in larger events and advertising projects; my studies just take the time for creating smaller private projects.
A-ma-zing! On August 16, the annual domino event of Sinners Domino Entertainment took place and I have to congratulate for a fabulous chain reaction featuring 500,000 dominoes (yeah, that's half a million). In total, the team broke four records, including three Guinness World Records, including two completely new world record categories.
1. The Guinness World Record for the most dominoes stacked on one single piece by Alexandr Bendikov (1036 pieces, July 5, 2011) is now at 1,055.
2. The Guinness World Record for the most dominoes toppled in a circle (new category) was established with 54,321 pieces.
3. The Guinness World Record for the most dominoes toppled underwater by a group (new category) is now established with 10,489 pieces.
4. With the event, the team also broke the record for the most dominoes toppled by a group in Germany. It is now at 472,209 and therefore broke the old one (435,847, September 5, 2010) set up by the (famous?) guys from Domino Schulrekord.
The event was supervised by two notaries. One of them was the former Guinness World Records Adjudicator Olaf Kuchenbecker who now runs an own record institute for records in Germany. Again, my congratulations! I will also update the World Records page soon when I have more information on the new record categories.
- The fourth episode of "Terra Xpress - Expedition in Super-Deutschland" (Expedition in Super-Germany, strange name :D) on August 10 featured a short clip on my world record projects and myself. The episode is available on the homepage of the broadcasting station ZDF (Starting at 26:50 min) and the falldown of the disc cases is available on a separate video I prepared on YouTube.
- Amazing! Just some days after Kevin's successful world record attempt, the Guinness World Record for the most dominoes toppled in a 3D-pyramid was broken again. Daniel Huwiler and Jonas Oswald from Swiss Domino Effect erected and toppled a 29x29 pyramid consisting of 16,675 dominoes. My respect! [Video]
- Congratulations to Kevin Pöhls for breaking the Guinness World Record for the most dominoes toppled in a 3D-pyramid. The erected 28x28 pyramid on July 21 consisted of 15,022 dominoes and broke the former record of Sinners Domino Enteratinment by 1,536 dominoes. [Video]
- A very huge thank you to Dimas (YouTube: dominololzz) for translating my Excel Fieldplanner 3.5 to Dutch. Available in the download section.
May / June 2014
- On May 10, the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 took place in Copenhagen. As an introduction to the songs, each country showed a video of their artists in which they expressed the country's flag in an creative way. Switzerland showed their singer building a large domino field where the white cross of the flag was made of color changing dominoes which led to a nice effect during the falldown. The setup of the dominoes was supported by the local team "Swiss Domino Effect". VIDEO, MAKING OF
- Last year, the Guinness World Record for the tallest domino structure was captured by "Austrian Domino Art" (6.029 m). Now, the former world record holders from "Domino Schulrekord", Philipp Zimmermann and Michael Hörmann built a domino tower with the incredible height of 10 meters and therefore smashed the old record by almost four meters. However, the record is still subject to inspection by Guinness World Records.
March / April 2014
- The team "Austrian Domino Art" (former Dominoday111) held their annual event on April 18. This year, they have set up 200,000 dominoes on the topic "childhood". Apart from that, they tried to break the world record for the largest stickbomb, but unfortunately, things did not go the way planned for this attempt. The video of the event (excluding the mentioned world record attempt) can be found here.
- New video online: a review on the PESTAS dominoes.
- I've received a sample package of an Austrian domino brand I did not know before. Read an analysis of the so called "PESTAS" on the subpage about dominoes.
January / February 2014
- Turn on "30 Jahre RTL" on RTL Germany on 3 and 4 January 2013 to see some domino clips, celebreties building and the result of our "Longest time continuous domino toppling" world record attempt. And have an even closer look to find myself in the crowd of domino builders.
- I wish you all a happy new year 2014. I would like to thank you so much for 80,630 visitors on domino-tim.de in the year of 2013 (monthly average: 6,719). All in all, these visitors requested a total of 1,323,012 single pages which created a traffic of 49.36 GB. I hope you will keep on staying with my homepage and my YouTube channel in the new year.
- Tobias' an my domino spiral world record was referenced in the German version of the "Guinness World Records 2014" book. On page 6 in the welcome section, they mention us and the show "Officially Amazing" in which this world record was set.
- Due to a lack of interest, I decided to shut down Domino Board (forum). Read more information on the reasons on the former page of the forum.
- From now on, I am not going to delete the news posted on this page anymore, but am going to put them to an extra archive page for you to read again.
- A wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
- The German TV show "30 Jahre RTL" (30 years of RTL) is going to be recorded on December 18 and 19 in Cologne and I'm going to participate. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to tell you more at this point of time :). Just watch the broadcasts on January 3 and 4 on RTL Germany.
- Okay, this is not really something new, but I am again quite busy at university in winter term 2013/2014 and apologize for not being able to upload new videos regularly. I am currently participating in a research project on the Virtual Reality glasses Oculus Rift and have also quite a lot of work to do with my remaining lectures.
- I really would like to thank you for the extremely high number of visitors on this homepage and on my YouTube channel which has never been that good before. The world record video for the most dominoes toppled in a spiral has recently crashed the 100,000 views and there are on average around 200 to 300 visitors on this homepage per day. However, I am thinking of removing Domino Board from it as the need for discussion seems to be exhausted.
- I have combined the content of my studies with dominoes and am now offering two mathematical essays about domino-related subjects in the download section.
- Congratulations to Marcel Pürrer, Mathias Ritter and team for breaking the Guinness World Record for the tallest domino structure. Currently, this is the only domino world record for Austria.
- I've spent a week in Belgium together with some CDT guys for a TV project about dominoes at the beginning of November. I will keep you updated when there's something about to be broadcasted.
- A video of July 2012 which I originally didn't plan to publish is now online anyway. Have fun watching!
At the end of October, I am going to travel to Belgium together with some guys of the CDT-team to take part in a TV production which involves building dominoes. I will keep you up to date.
Update: The show of CDT 2013, together with a lot of extras, is now online. Here is the video.
This year's Cologne Domino Toppling (CDT 2013) was a complete success. After two weeks of setting up dominoes, 285,000 dominoes explored the Wild West on 30 August 2013. The German TV channel WDR broadcasted four minutes of the falldown live and interviewed me about the projects. I was playing a sachem in the show before the falldown (which is going to be published soon) who reconciled with the chief of the cowboys (Jakob Bors, YouTube: JAKOminoB) and organised CDT as an event of peace. Everybody who is interested in the 10-minute-falldown and who wants to know how many dominoes toppled exactly may find the result of our great teamwork here. More information on CDT in general can be read on my subpage on domino teams. I will keep you updated when the video of the show has been switched online as it is also well worth seeing.