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I once saw a guy at the beach who dug a big hole in the sand and built
descending ridges and tunnels around the edge so that a golf ball
could slowly work its way down to the bottom of the pit. I was just a
kid at the time and thought it was wonderful. Let me call these
ridges and tunnels a track.
idea is to have a public sandbox with the foundation for such
tracks in concrete. For instance, there might be some connected
inclined planes of various angles. A child (or an enthusiastic parent
of the child) could then build ridges on the planes with the sand to
change the course of the golf ball as it slowly descends into the sand
pit. I envision some flat areas where a sandcastle or sand-community
might be built for the golf ball to navigate. Some tunnels, funnels,
jumps, and small hills might be nice too.
||welcome [kaeru]. Your idea sounds like the non-electrical, more playful version of those scale electric tracks one would play with as a child. Cute.
||I'm new too! Early Auguster.
||I like this idea. It would nice to also have a giant public Pachinko sculpture, where people supply their own ping pong balls.
||Thanks for the welcome, chocolateraindrops. I have been enjoying the
ideas on this site for a few weeks and wanted to vent one of my own.
||[Worldgineer] I like the pachinko idea. It might even be nice to
include a pachinko-like structure in the starter track so that the
golf ball could take different paths to the bottom.
||Lay out concrete mushrooms in a sandpile in such a way to have a horizontal climbing wall.