Introduction: Marble Tracks on Stilts
Recently, I posted something called The Boardrun. This recieved a bit of interest from the community.
Then it happened. I wondered If I could build up and away from the board instead of using pegs and rubber bands.
After some experimenting, I now have this.. A marble run on stilts!
I'll walk you through on how to use it in this instructable.
A pegboard. It has to be made to fit your skewers. Check out how to make one here.
Rainbow loom rubber bands
Step 1: Making a Track
To show the straws, I'll be using short pegs. To get my result, use the tall skewers.
Start by placing 2 pegs next to each other. Place a single rubber band on both "stilts".
Next, thread a straw through the rubber band. Thread another straw to make your track. After, do this on the other side.
Step 2: The Ending
To make a catch for the marbles, place rubber bands at the end to stop the ball.
Step 3: Turns
To turn the ball, put a track at a 90 degree angle to another track, and place a bumper to prevent the marble from falling off the track.
Step 4: Switchbacks
To do a switchback, put 2 tracks on top of each other. Where they meet, place rubber bands to keep the ball from falling off the track.
Step 5: Spacer
If the stilts are pulling together because of the tension of the rubber bands, poke 4 holes in a piece of cardboard and slide it onto the stilts as shown.
Step 6: The Final Result
There you have it! Your very own marble run going away from the ground! I hope you enjoyed this instructable!
Have fun with your marble run! ;D
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