Create Your Own Marble Run With Magnets!

We strongly believe that you can have fun with magnets! We recently received an email from one of our customers, Ed, who proves this.

He has recently been working on the Marble Mania summer exhibition at St Neots Museum. Marble Mania is a collaborative project from The Neotists, a local creative community in St Neots. The project is supported with a grant from Cambridge Community Reach fund. Ed is a local painter and decorator who was commissioned to build the exhibition.

The main feature was a giant interactive marble run, which was built using our very own countersink Neodymium magnets. The project is to encourage children and young people to explore science, technology and mechanics through play.

Ed used 240 x 12mm dia x 4mm thick x 3.5mm c/sink N42 Neodymium Pot magnets. 

Ed applied a countersunk magnet to either end of the wooden coloured bars. This ensured the bars would hold steady when the marbles were dropped onto them, whilst allowing them to be easily detached and moved around if required. He then used a router to make a rounded groove in the bars, so that the marbles would run on the top surface of the bars.

As you can see, magnets provide endless possibilities for creative and fun applications! We supply a wide range of magnetic fixing options to suit any form of display or exhibition. If you require any further information or have a query regarding your own exhibition projects, feel free to contact one of our Experts today on 0845 519 4701 or email at

We would like to thank Ed for taking the time to send over his pictures and videos, we hope we can help him with further projects in the future!
Here is a sneak peek of the marble run in action:

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