Cardboard Marble Runs
Cardboard Marble Runs are flat-pack, pre-cut cardboard toy kits that fold and assemble into interlocking ramps for marbles. They create a system of play that offers boundless possibilities and numerous STEM learning opportunities. The pieces pop out of die-cut sheets and easily fold into sturdy blocks – no glue needed! Once assembled, pieces can be arranged and constructed into countless formations. And because they are made of cardboard, you can easily add your own, homemade ramp elements using found parts. Cardboard invites you to cut, glue and decorate it in your own unique way, offering a full STEAM learning experience through creative, open-ended play.
This product is still very much in the early prototyping and business exploration stages. The idea successfully won the 2018 Pitch It, Fab It competition hosted by Generator and the UVM Instrumentation and Modeling Facility (IMF).