About me

A photo of me at CDT 2013, where I participated in setting up 285 000 dominoes covering visuals on 'The Wild West'.

My name is Tim, and I started building dominoes as a 6-year-old after being fascinated by the TV show Domino Day in 1999. As with many other domino builders, my first “projects” included short and simple tracks in our living room at home and grew over the years after my inventory of dominoes got expanded on several birthdays and Christmas Eves. In 2005, I launched the first version of domino-tim.de, where I advertised the hobby as well as my YouTube channel TimDomino. Over the years, I participated in many smaller and larger domino toppling projects either as an individual or as a part of the Cologne Domino Team. The highlights of my activities include participations in several national and international TV productions as well as three official Guinness World Records for the most disc cases toppled in a domino fashion, the most mini dominoes toppled, and the most dominoes toppled in a spiral.

A more recent photo of me used by my university to present their research assistants.

After finishing school, I started studying computer science at Bauhaus-Universit├Ąt in Weimar, Germany, where I obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Afterwards, I started working as a research assistant with the Virtual Reality and Visualization Research Group in Weimar, where I finished my doctoral thesis in 2021. While all of these academic activities have progressively claimed too much time to allow for building dominoes and publishing videos on a regular basis, I decided to give this website a revamp in 2021 after having been idle for quite some years. My goal here was to move the focus away from advertising my YouTube channel towards a more general knowledge base on the hobby. In particular, I hope that the reworked and extended sections on domino brands, building techniques, world records, and software will inspire novices and experienced domino builders alike to start their next toppling project.