Magnetic wall marble run
Build your own magnetic ball track in just a few steps
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We from the Windredli parents’ group noticed that some marble runs are very unstable. If you want to build a track on the ground, you need a lot of precision and a steady hand. So this is not something for smaller children. And when older children play with it or parents set up the marble run, it is usually destroyed (unintentionally) within a very short time. Our idea: If you glue magnets to the individual marble track segments, they become interchangeable and can be combined in new ways again and again. The only prerequisite is a vertical metal surface on which to attach the marble run with the magnets. You could call it a magnetic wall ball track. Thanks to the magnets, it is possible to construct much larger marble runs which are fun for all ages.
We used the following materials for the magnetic wall marble run:
- A galvanised metal sheet as a surface for the magnets
- HABA ball track segments
- self-adhesive magnets type S-20-02-FOAM
- UHU adhesive (in case the magnets do not stick well enough)
Magnetic wall marble run #WaMuBa
Addition from FBNK, April 2022:
The young company FBNK from Germany takes a similar approach in the production of their magnetic wall marble run #WaMuBa. Here, S-05-05-N disc magnets are pressed into the beechwood tracks instead of being glued on. To ensure that the tracks stick to the ferromagnetic surface, two magnets are used for each track.
The magnetic marble run #WaMuBa is entirely handcrafted in Germany. This wall marble run can be purchased directly from FBNK at www.fbnk.de. The company also offers personalised laser engravings.