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
Ingredients
Notes
Includes 4 marbles.

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

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I got it for my husband

4

Product is easy to read. Must follow directions to get it to work. We had to fix on our feet a slight balance problem so the marble would roll.

Fresno, ca

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It works but

2

Fitting the pieces was at times difficult. In fact after dry fitting some pieces I broke a piece when I was pulling them apart to prepare to glue. I also think that the instructions for glue placement should have been carried through the instructions. I needs some sand paper to make some pieces fit and a hammer to put the axle in. Once complete is worked as expected but part of the fun should have been in the building but that was not what happened

Virginia

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Excellent Product

5

This was purchased for a child who loves building and tinkering; he enjoys taking things apart, but doesn't necessarily know how to put said things back together so they work again. The designers of this STEM toy took the creativity of basic marble runs and added mechanics and basic machines to the equation, instantly capturing my kid's fascination. He was able to put the entire coaster together with no help other than the instructions provided. I'd purchase another set without hesitation. Note: The glue is provided and was important to use for stability.

New York, NY

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This was very disappointing

1

Wood pieces were warped, marbles did not fit through the pre-made holes. Once built, had to tilt so far to get marbles to move, they fell off track. Bought for 11 yr old, adults had to assist with gluing and holding together. Wish I would've researched better on this. Had a very disappointed kid.

Pennsylvania

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Wonderful product and 'toy'!

5

The 12 y/o learned to follow non-electronic (thank you!) directions had quality time with Grandpa, both of whom enjoyed themselves during the building process. Then the 5.5 y/o got to play with it and was beside himself with excitement. An excellent gift all around. I think it will be in use for quite awhile.

Lake Geneva, WI

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I would not buy this product again.

1

Wouldn't stay together with out glue.Kept falling apart. Never said Need glue to put together.!! Was not worth the money I paid for it! Made him very frustrated. He's 11yr old boy

Big Lake' Mn

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I love UncommonGoods

5

Fun for grandkids

Hockley Texas

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So much fun!

5

It was super easy to assemble and came with great instructions!

Costa Mesa, CA

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Excellent birthday gift for an 11th birthday.

5

Excellent quality of parts and assembly instructions.

Springfield IL

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Marble coaster! Great!

4

HE is 6 years old, and enjoys logos and mine craft sets very much. He follows instructions and very proud of his achievement. Dad helped him with this, he is very proud and brought in to school for show and tell, Class was impressed.

Cape cod ma

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Build Your Own Marble Coaster

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