- Do you have access to a 3D Printer?
- Have you ever tried to build an house out of your Bicycle Playing Cards?
Virgil Breeden can answer yes to both these questions.
Building houses out of Bicycle playing cards a great way to avoid practicing your card magic technique! You can spend hours on it, only to have the last playing card cause the whole structure to fall down YAY!
Virgil decided to find a way to stop that happening. Using a 3D Printer, he invented ‘Card Beams’. It’s a device that uses friction, gravity and special cap and connector beams to make building houses out of your Bicycle Playing Cards a breeze.
With the help of the Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi, Virgil used MPI’s Objet 3D printer, to make his invention come to life.
The Playing Card Beams use two main parts: the cap, and the connector. The cap was designed to have a flat bottom and four special inserts, so you can stack playing cards together. The connector has inserts allowing six playing cards to be connected.
Virgil’s Patent is pending for his invention and he’s set to get these into production very soon.
You can find out more on his Kickstarter Page : Beams to build Bicycle Playing Cards