Turing Tumble // Mechanical Marble Game
Turing Tumble is an interactive game for teaching code that works unlike anything else out there. It actually lets players see and feel how computers work, and code without getting bogged down by language syntax - and it doesn’t even require a phone or tablet to operate.
It's a new type of game system, where players of almost any age can build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. Use ramps, crossovers, bits, interceptors, gears, and gear bits to build marble-powered computers that can generate patterns, do logic, count, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and much, much more.
This is the standard Turing Tumble kit, which includes everything you'll need to start building computers.
18.5"L x 13.5"W x 4"H
— Computer board
— Computer stand
— 30 Ramps
— 10 Bits
— 8 Gear bits
— 6 Crossovers
— 4 Gears
— 3 Interceptors
— 1 Presser
— Puzzle/comic book with 60 puzzles
— 20 Red marbles
— 20 Blue marbles
— 30 Counterweights
— For Ages 8+
About the Designer
Paul learned to program when he was just a kid in order to create his own computer games. He especially liked making games for graphing calculators
and then passing them around to other kids at school. He went on to get a PhD in Analytical Chemistry before becoming a professor at the University of Minnesota, where a National Institutes of Health grant and led a research group. The work was heavy on the programming/computational side, which made it hard to find students for the group, because programming is a rare skill among chemists and biologists - or just about anyone other than computer scientists. Paul spent a lot of time teaching his students how to program, and often saw other faculty and students pass up good research ideas because they couldn’t make software to do what they needed. So he decided to invent a simple, fun solution for teaching basic coding.
Exhibitions, Awards, Interesting Facts:
- Purdue Engineering Gift guide
- Parents' Choice Gold Award
- Dice Tower Seal of Excellence
- Smithsonian Best overall STEM Toy 2018
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