Vertical Marble Run (VMR)

by IronOxide Feb 29, 2016
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brilliant! I think this is a perfect way to let kids play while using their brains. I could see myself playing with this :p
When my kids are just a little bit older, I'm going to print a bunch of these. An extra bonus is that this will not take up any space on the floor!
Some things could possibly be improved such as a small lip on the end so you can aligh them perfectly for smooth transitions. And soms extra variations like bumps, S shapes, ...
When the time is there I might do some remixes / add-ons

Thanks. It is quite convenient that the whole set can be put away for storage. This year will be the 3rd annual marble run and I will be redesigning the main pieces and peg system. A lip/interlock/clip is definitely on the list and I plan to redesign the pegs so that only one is necessary and potentially so that the peg and thumbtacks are hidden behind the piece. Check back for updates and VMR v 2.0. I haven't uploaded in a while but I also have a design for a giant (about 6ft tall) 3D printed archimedes screw. Now that I have a printer at home I'll also be revamping the magnet option for refrigerators (my own - because yes it is fun to play with)

Where are the hanger pieces?

We call them pegs... Search for VMR to see the tracks and the student's custom pieces that are still being uploaded.

Double peg: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1385850

Single Peg: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1357266

VMR Double Peg
VMR 6mm Single Peg