Get the Ball Rolling with Marble-driven Computing, Gaming, and Fun!

Marbles are for more than just ... well ... marbles! Enter a world where marbles power kinetic machines, act as electrons moving through physical logic, and combine to create calculations and games unlike any you've seen before. You'll learn a 'bit' about binary numbers (the foundation of all computer operations), have hands-on time programming marble driven computers for gaming, math, and problem solving, and use a marble-based binary calculator to perform simple addition. For the 3-hour program you can try your hand at building a a two digit marble calculator or a marble run from cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, paper towel/toilet paper tubing, and other materials you bring from your home recycling.

Turing Tumble

Programmable Marble Computer

Digi-Comp II

Marble Based Computation

Dr. Nim Game

First Mechanical Digital Computer Game

Think a Dot

Computer Logic/Switching Game

Marble Gravity Maze

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Galton Board

Probability and Distributions

Marble Calculator

Binary Adding Machine

Rolling Ball Clock

Marble Driven Timepiece

Presentation

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See what our Partners have to say about this program and others in our Testimonials.

Please Note: Presentation and class materials are for showcase purposes only and not meant to be used without explicit permission.

Logistics, Fee & Delivery Requirements

Duration: 2.0 hour interactive program  |  Age Range: 8-Adult  |  Participants: 4-30  |  Cost: Starting at $249 for 2 hours |  Requirements: Video Projector with HDMI port and speakers ; 6 large tables for presenter's items ;  Collection of cardboard boxes, toilet paper/paper towel tubing, cereal boxes, and other items from recycling ; 0.5 hour setup and breakdown times ; additional travel charges may apply. Contact for details.

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This class was really on the ball! Unusual, challenging, and way more fun than a game of marbles!
— Sangita P.
Using and programming a marble powered computer was just plain awesome!
— Kyle F.

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