Educators are crushing on the PinBox 3000

Educators are crushing on the PinBox 3000

The Cardboard Teck Instantute is pleased to offer our PinBox 3000 customizable tabletop pinball machine for educational programs.  The PinBox 3000 platform gives students the opportunity to design an interactive game/diorama with tools that are easily sourced and managed.  

The PinBox 3000 is a tactile gaming platform that integrates with any subject material while also reinvigorating interest in math, mechanical engineering, product design, physics, sculpture, art, game design, and performance.  We offer curriculum guides for elementary, middle, and high school that emphasize experiential learning appropriately scaled for curious students of all abilities.  New curriculum will be rolling out in 2018.

The PinBox 3000 has great potential in a classroom, library, makerspace, after school program, or camp.  With a STEM/STEAM-based interdisciplinary approach, students are able to engage on many levels creatively and technically, as fits the different learning styles of students.  

Contact Cardboard Teck at to find out how your classroom can Tilt the Future!

10 Ways in which PinBox 3000 will Tilt the Future

10 Ways in which PinBox 3000 will Tilt the Future

1. Not plastic. The earth has a plastic crisis and its time to shift to sustainable materials for everything we use, including toys.
2. Grit. A generation of instant gratification from touch screen tech has led to a deficiency in perseverance. Building a PinBox 3000 requires no tools, but an hour of focused attention and quite possibly, grit.
3. Do-it-yourself. No one else knows you better than you. Make your own game system where you are the designer. Hack away.
4. Maker Community. Building a PinBox 3000 is an invitation into the maker movement. Its easy to start attaching tech to your PinBox 3000 with the support from the maker community.
5. STEAM platform. Bring the PinBox 3000 into the classroom and generate project-based STEAM learning with the help of our curriculum support and many tools already available at school.
6. Beyond Blue and Pink. The industry of children's products can't seem to move past the idea that there needs to be separate products for boy and girls
7. Screen-free. A glowing screen can't give you that satisfaction that comes from building mechanical features and obstacles for your PinBox 3000. Research shows too much screen time could inhibit emotional intelligence.
8. Pinball = history. Pinball is essential game design that corresponds to industrial innovations. Flip though the pages of history with the Strong Museum's Pinball Playfields exhibit in Rochester NY.
9. Made in the USA. Our commitment to US workers, manufacturers, and quality products gives us the opportunity to stay close to the process and keep all our money here in the US. For what we do, and our mission, it makes sense. Meet our manufacturer!
10. Wicked fun. We at our best when we're having fun. Lets laugh, learn, and play games together.

  • Ben t. Matchstick