Build Your Own Marble Skate Park

Teenagers will have a blast learning principles of engineering as they build this mechanical marble machine.
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Adam Hocherman


created by

Adam Hocherman

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Engineering has never been so rad. Kids age 9 and up will have a blast building this hand-cranked marvel, where marbles launch off of ramps, zigzag through halfpipes and careen around corners. They might not even realize they're learning principles of physics and mechanics. The instructions take the form of a comic in which a group of young tinkerers and engineers (or "Tinkineers") grapple with a design challenge, and the child then gets to apply the principles they illustrate by building their own, working marble skate park. Once they've assembled the kit, they'll have both newfound knowledge and an impressive, kinetic work of art that they'll be proud to keep on display. Designed by Adam Hocherman; made in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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.

Made in the USA
Made from
baltic birch plywood
6" L x 4" W x 6" H
Includes 4 marbles.

Build time is approximately 1 hour. Requires white glue.
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