From cardboard costumes to prototypes of furniture and solar cookers, get started on earning the Cardboarder skill by cutting, folding, and constructing any shape imaginable from this rigid, light, and free material.
We’re teaming up with the Imagination Foundation for their 2nd Annual Global Cardboard Challenge, inspired by ‘Caine’s Arcade’. We’ve seen some amazing cardboard projects from DIYers, and now we want to put you up to The Challenge. This year they hope to engage 1 million kids from 70 countries in creative play. Sign up to host your own Cardboard Challenge by October 5th, or find one in your neighborhood. However you participate, make sure to share your projects with the DIY community. You can add #CardboardChallenge to your project to link it with this global movement, and maybe even complete enough challenges to earn the Cardboarder Skill. We can’t wait to see your cardboard creations!
Constructing marble runs, model railroad sets, and model car tracks are great ways to start designing transportation systems. Tunnels, turns, dips, humps, forks, intersections, and slopes must all be calibrated to create a functional, crash-free environment.
There are six simple machines that Physicists use to redistribute forces. Rube Goldberg was famous for combining these in creative, complicated, and comical ways to perform a simple task. This Mine Shaft Marble Slide is a great way to get started on building your own Rube Goldberg machine by making a machine do a simple task in a complex way.