Build Your Own Marble Coaster

Construct your own creative coaster with this laser-cut wood kit.
created by

Adam Hocherman

$29.95

created by

Adam Hocherman

read more about the maker

Little Dipper

Take your imagination on a DIY ride full of dips, turns, and daredevil demonstrations of physics and engineering with this laser-cut wood roller coaster kit. With no special tools (just household white glue), more than 30 Baltic birch pieces come together to make a mini marble coaster. Powered by a hand crank, the DIY thrill ride runs on kid power instead of batteries, and includes engaging instructions in graphic novel form to make building it half the fun. This playful kinetic sculpture makes a great gift for tinkerers young and old. Ages 9+. Designed by Adam Hocherman; made in Beverly, Massachusetts.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Entrepreneur and product designer Adam Hocherman is an unsung hero to parents of toddlers. One of his most beloved products is a clock and night light that helps kids stay in bed longer so parents can get some sleep. He began designing housewares, but ultimately specialized in electronic toys, clocks, and night lights. Today, he's focused on a unique venture that introduces STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts to children and adults using natural wood, American-made marble machine kits. Adam lives North of Boston with his wife and two little daughters (who are both headed for careers in engineering). In his rare moments of down time, he enjoys tinkering with his vintage Williams Cyclone pinball machine.

Ages
9+
Made from
baltic birch plywood, steel
Measurements
6" L x 4" W x 6" H
Notes
Includes 4 marbles.

Build time is approximately 1 hour. Requires white glue.
Item ID
42542

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsBuild Your Own Marble Coaster
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (9)
  • Entertaining (8)
  • Interactive (5)
  • Easy assembly (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family (5)
  • Creative development (4)
  • Imaginative play (4)
  • Indoor (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (4), Working parent (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

I will purchase more items like this.

By 

from Edmond, OK

About Me Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Time

    Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

    We had a family fun night and built it together and we loved it! I will be looking for more just like it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Fun gift for my 33-yr-old

    By 

    from The Great Midwest

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clever bar gift for home
    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

        I am always struggling to find something fun for my 33-year-old, Special Forces veteran son. I saw this, and even though it's marketed as a STEM activity for kids, I knew he would have a great time putting it together and playing with it. I liked seeing in the reviews that people had bought other similar products from the same craftsman, so I am looking forward to being able to pick up others for him. I couldn't answer some Qs because I haven't given it to him yet.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great gift

        By 

        from Austin, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Great Value
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Creative Development
          • Imaginative Play
          • Indoor

          Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

          My nephew loved this gift. He immediately started playing with it and had it assembled and was playing with it that night.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Just plane fun!

          By 

          from Saginaw, Michigan

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Assembly
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Creative Development
            • Family Time
            • Imaginative Play

            Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

            Small parts, so supervision needed for small children. Play for hours!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            5.0

            Shakespeare Fun

            By 

            from Port Angeles, WA

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Group Activity
              • Indoor

              Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

              She loved it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great fun for a father and donor daughter to work on togethe

              By 

              from Bedford, tx

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Time

                Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

                A great gift for a 10 year old and his Dad to assemble together

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah
                 
                5.0

                Great gift

                By 

                from Downers Grove, IL

                About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Group Activity
                  • Imaginative Play

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

                  Fun

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  4.0

                  Entertaining but requires a lot of time and adult help

                  By 

                  from Tulsa, OK

                  About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                  • Comic book story requires a vocabulary lesson
                  • Difficult To Assemble

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative Development
                  • Family Time
                  • Indoor

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

                  Kids really liked it after the two hours of construction. The comic book explaining physics was too difficult for an 8 year old to read. He understood kinetic and potential energy (words and concepts) but had difficulty with "descend", "precisely","accumulates", "stationary", "astute" etc. also it didn't explain gravity or friction but discusse both. This book is more for an teenager but they would be bored with the toy. My 5 year old twins loved the toy and so did my nephew byt it requires adult assembly to put together. My 11 1/2 year old understood the concepts and could have put it together with help if we had let her.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this product and i would like to get the whole series

                  By 

                  from Leafue city, tx

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy Assembly
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Great Value
                  • Interactive
                  • Realistic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Creative Development
                    • Family Time
                    • Imaginative Play
                    • Indoor

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

                    Thank you so much for your speedy delivery time. It was so fun to put together.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By 

                    from oregon

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • very unique and sturdy

                    Cons

                    • use glue to stabilize but great once together

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Build Your Own Marble Coaster:

                      This was a great gift for a child. Great project for parents to do w their children. Keeps them entertained

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      very prompt delivery

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

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