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Father's Day: dive back into childhood with the Quark Ball

Because Dad also has the right to have fun from time to time! Because diapers in the middle of the night and baby bottles at dawn give him dark circles: take care of your Dad and re-enchant his daily life! Quark gives you a golden opportunity to stand out: discover the Quark Ball course. It's a game that will appeal to all dads and will easily find its fans among the younger generation . Eh yes ! It's not just for adults… Children will surely steal Dad's gift.

The Quark Ball: A marble run for Pegboard

The Quark Ball: the easy marble circuit

Small definition to start: Quark Ball is a game of balls where the objective is to build a vertical course for your ball. You are going to drop a ball at the top of the course to make it arrive at its end point. Simple. Basic.

Simple ? Not so fast! You will take risks and gradually increase the complexity of your journeys. Be careful, you may lose your Dad for long hours... But some will surely be delighted to have free time? And some will be delighted to avoid the quarter of an hour “tidy up your room! ”...

How to create your course? Nothing could be simpler: at Quark we offer several accessories to create an infinite number of marble courses. I invite you to discover together the accessories of the marble circuit. This is where it all begins !

A stainless steel ball from the Quark Ball

The marble run begins with a marble . At Quark, we have selected the highest quality ball on the market. These are industrial quality balls: a stainless steel ball. It is an object that will stand the test of time. Its weight is ideal for picking up speed and creating great experiences on your journey. The speed of your ball is key to creating intense experiences. You can take risks and make your marble fly. Watch out, we'll find out what's next.

Marble Run: The Quark Ball and its stainless steel ball

The Quark Ball Linear Rail

The stainless steel ball moves using linear rails . At Quark we use 3D printing to create durable and unique objects. Each of our kits contains several sizes of linear rails. Your ball can roll on the rail: simple, it's a guide. But you can also use your rail as a surface on which to bounce your marble. You can also create a vertical guide by placing two rails against each other. You see, creativity kicks in and you already want to take the Quark Ball in your hands!

Quark Ball: The Linear Rail

The arrival

Now that you have the basics of the marble course, you can imagine that you have to celebrate a victory to give meaning to this game. So to validate your course, your marble must cross a finish line . This is exactly the function that the object fulfills: arrival. Be careful, beware of cheaters! A ball which touches the point of arrival but which comes out of it is not a victory approved by the federation. We see you 👀

Marble Run: The Quark Ball for adults

The U-turn

Watch out, things are starting to get tough here. Your ball wanders along the rails, it can jump and take some risks. You will now have to master it. Check your speed and give it a U-turn. It's an inspiring move to watch. And it's also a practical accessory to control the size of your marble run. Then… 🤔 Let's face it...🫢 It's super stylish 😎 .

Quark Ball: The U-turn

The paddle wheel

The paddle wheel is the fun little accessory that gives color and rhythm. You will give a little extra soul to your marble run. This accessory gives you the opportunity to put colors on your Quark Ball. You are now going to pay attention to your construction and you are going to try to pass your marble through increasingly improbable places. All this to see your wheel turn. Naughty! 😏

Quark's Waterwheel: Marble Game

The whirlwind

You are already fascinated by your paddle wheel. Wait until you discover the whirlwind ! This is an accessory that takes its time. If you choose to pass your ball through a whirlwind, it's because you like to observe. Your ball will spin for a few moments and then end up falling into the central hole of the room. We have developed a small accessory to retrieve the ball from below the tourbillon. This last crossing point will allow you to bring the ball back to the main plane of the course. Nice no? 🤗

Quark Ball Trouble

The waterfall

I saved the best for last! Warning the eyes ! The waterfall is an accessory of the extreme. I recognize that it takes a bit of time to install the waterfall. But when you discover how it works you will immediately be hooked. The waterfall is a series of paddle wheels . Your ball will wander according to the forces acting on its path. All the paddle wheels touch each other in the waterfall. So as soon as a ball passes, it triggers many mechanisms. It makes a little noise so avoid this accessory in the middle of the night. Your wife or even your children will fall on you at breakfast otherwise 🥵.

The Waterfall: Crazy Marble Run

Physics for Bac C

The youngest, bac C will not speak to you. But if your dad passed his baccalaureate before 1993, then he knows. The Quark Ball is an ideal gift for Father's Day because it's a way to get back to school. But I promise there won't be any bad marks here. Positive education has taken over in 2020. You are now free to learn at your own pace. Quark has your back! 💪🏽

Now that you know all the Quark accessories you think back to your physics class and think it would have been easier to learn gravity in class if you had had hands-on practice with a wall of Quark Ball. I thought about this. If this is also your case, we can create a WhatsApp group to talk about it with all Quarkos. 😇

Marble Run by Quark

Marble Run for Dummies

If your dad skipped physics in high school then he needs some remedial lessons. It does not matter, here we do not judge you. If your dad was at the back of the class and he preferred guitar to Einstein and magic cigarettes to integrals 🤨, then he needs your help.

For Father's Day you have the opportunity to give him a gift that is out of the ordinary. The marble run will take your father back to childhood and give him a taste for physics. I promise, it will get there! This game is really powerful because it is simple and gives a lot of fun. You manipulate objects and try multiple combinations. You learn at your own pace and that's really the strength of a game that will stay with you for a long time. So do not hesitate to talk about it around you. 😋

A Made in France gift

You may know Quark. But if this is not the case, Quark is a workshop for creating modular furniture . Our religion is tidying up. What we like is to give a place to everyday objects while finding a certain pleasure in them. Objects must perform a specific function. But when this function no longer has a reason to exist, then modularity becomes an incredible asset for creating durable objects. Thanks to modularity, an object can find a new function. This is how Quark was born. 😆

A philosophy

Now that you have discovered Quark, you know more about our philosophy. Quark is also a production workshop in Paris 19th. All our objects are made in our workshop by our little hands 🖐🏾 . Those currently typing these words. And who do not manufacture objects at the time when I speak to you. But this is another story.

The Quark Ball is a Made in France gift 🇫🇷 . All the objects in this marble run are made in our workshop. Apart from the steel balls that we buy from our supplier in Germany 🇩🇪.

3D parts

The parts of our marble run are 3D printed. We can thus choose the colors and mix them. The strength of 3D printing is to produce on demand. So we can cater to all your whims 😈. Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have a special request, we will always be available for you Quarkos! 🤝

The values ​​of local production

Thanks to new additive manufacturing and digital control technologies, Quark has developed a new local manufacturing method in a small 100m2 workshop in the 19th arrondissement of 📍Paris. When you join the Quark universe you become a Quarkos. Choosing the Quark Ball is therefore becoming a Quarkos and choosing local production.

But why is it so important? Local production reduces the environmental impact 🌳 of your purchase. Indeed, the carbon footprint is lower when you consume French products. And all this concerns all the products around you. From your food to your bed and your fridge.

A know-how

In addition, local production represents a unique know-how. France is a country recognized for its historical know-how. In addition, it creates jobs and promotes artisanal and industrial activity in our country. Finally, local production guarantees a certain quality. French standards are not strict just to annoy companies. This is a quality guarantee for the end customer.

No more mass production and gifts 🎁 that look alike. Place for creation and production on demand. If you want a kit in a single color, you can contact us directly. We will find with you the most relevant color for your project and we will launch production just for you at no extra cost. 🤑

Take back control

You now have a creative and effective way to make a historic Father's Day gift . I think you're going to spend some family time around the Quark Ball. And if you organize competitions? The person who creates the most complex course, the person who goes the fastest? And the person who loses does the dishes 🍽! It's nice isn't it? And then it settles the conflicts of household chores… We are persuasive, don't you think? 🫶🏿 You will regain control of physics while having a unique story to tell.

Watch Your Eyes: Quark Ball

Creativity is part of the marble run game. Indeed, at Quark we are convinced that there is no age limit for playing and even less for creating. Why stop dreaming 💭? To imagine? To hate ? There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the passion of a child in the eyes of an adult. And there is nothing sadder than to see an adult who has lost his child's soul. So why deprive yourself ? Have fun, test, imagine, dream. With us it's about the dinosaurs 🦖 that make us dream. That's why we developed the Quarkosaurus or our Puzzle T-REX.

An evolving gift

The marble game by Quark is also an evolutionary gift. In a few months, you will be able to select one or two additional accessories and find a good reason to offer your Dad a new crazy accessory that the Quarkos have developed for the pleasure of the eyes! Because, yes at Quark we never stop. And then, we'll admit it, it will make it easier to find gifts for the next holidays. 🤫

See you very soon and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the world of marble courses! 🙂

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