Back this year – Craig Trader & The CHAOS Machine!

The Chaos Machine is a huge hit with seemingly endless tracks and marbles.

The Chaos Machine is a huge hit with seemingly endless tracks and marbles.

Truly a highlight from last year’s Maker Faire, Craig is bringing his gigantic marble machine back this spring. This exhibit is a combination of tubes, tracks, motors and widgets that is initially set up by Craig and his Machine Wranglers and then YOU add to it as a Mechanic. Young children can help gather up fallen marbles and feed them back into the machine while those older and so inclined can add tracks and fun stunts.

My kids truly enjoyed any kind of small “ball machines” we bought them when they were younger and if we chanced upon a public exhibit, they were enthralled for hours. This one is HANDS-ON and HUGE – you really shouldn’t miss it. The main components of the machine are kits produced by Chaos Toy (http://www.chaostoy.com/) which Craig has been collecting for many years. Each year, his installation grows and he is now a popular attraction at numerous Maker Faires. We are excited to have him!

It is asked that kids 8 and under be accompanied by parents who can provide guidance and direction. Believe me, this is one exhibit where you’ll be happy to hang around.

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