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Building a bigger, better, modular marble run that can be hung anywhere.
Building a bigger, better, modular marble run that can be hung anywhere.
68 backers pledged €12,871 to help bring this project to life.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

Six years ago I launched a Kickstarter to support the production of a marble run I had been developing.

The campaign was supported by 95 backers and raised over $8000, and the marble run—measuring 238 meters, and stretching over 3 flights of stairs—was successfully installed at modulor:

Here is a video of the building of the modulor marble run

A Museum in Wolfsburg in invited me to hang a new version for a marble run exhibition:

And most importantly, thanks to the success of my Kickstarter campaign, I acquired a CNC router that has enabled me to run a CNC routing business for the last 4 years. My business has kept me very busy, but since starting it, I have been dreaming of using my machine to produce a better version of my original invention, and whenever I had time between jobs, I would tweak the design, and try to move it forward.  

Introducing two new, easy to assemble kits for building your own marble run at home  

This opportunity to participate in Kickstarter Gold has given me the perfect opportunity to finally realize my dream by making two completely new marble run designs available as kits—the boa and the anaconda.  

Both of the new kits will be cut on my CNC machine, and will be produced in Berlin Germany, regardless of how many are sold.  

The small boa set consists of over 200 individual wooden parts (the large boa set consists of over 320) each set comes in its own wooden box with steel wire and wire cutters for hanging.

Here is a video of the boa set:

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 And here is a video of the larger anaconda set:

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 Finally, here is some footage of a marblerun that is currently hanging in the bikini shopping mall in berlin:

 

Risks and challenges

Because I own the Machine that will be used to manufacture the Marble run sets, there should be no delay in manufacturing process. The only thing that could really delay things is if too many people decide to back the project. If there are significant delays: the first to back the project will also be the first to get their projects shipped.

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    Pledge €120 or more About $137

    small boa set

    You get the small Boa set that can be built to a length of over 12 meters.

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    small boa set limited edition

    The small Boa set (that can be built to a length of over 12 meters.) and because it is a limited "kickstarter gold" edition, it will have your name engraved on it, and it will be signed and numbered.

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    The large boa set (can be built to a length of over 20 meters.) Also, because it is a limited "kickstarter gold" edition, it will have your name engraved on it, and it will be signed and numbered.

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    small anaconda set

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    Pledge €300 or more About $342

    2 small boa limited edition sets

    You get two small Boa sets that can each be built to a length of over 12 meters.

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    Pledge €330 or more About $376

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    Pledge €500 or more About $570

    large anaconda set

    You get the large anaconda set that can be built to a length of over 40 meters,

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    Pledge €530 or more About $604

    large anaconda set limited edition

    The large anaconda set that can be built to a length of over 40 meters,(can be built to a length of over 20 meters.) Also, because it is a limited "kickstarter gold" edition, it will have your name engraved on it, and it will be signed and numbered.

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    Pledge €8,000 or more About $9,124

    a kickstarter gold installation

    I will rebuild the original marble run that I built for this video, but it will be twice the size (the original was simply too small, and broke shortly after I took the video.)

    The new size will be approximately 2.5 x 1.2 Meters. It will also be made of wood.

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