They’re a construction toy that uses clever laser cut clips—Skallops—and regular playing cards to let you make anything that you can imagine. His excellent desing makes easy to connect playing cards in countless ways.
The clips are designed in such a way as to allow the cards to be connected in as many ways as possible. You can even connect two Skallops to each other back-to-back.The system is about as simple as it gets, which usually means it has been carefully designed.
Marshall came up with the basic idea behind Skallops when he was only 8 years old, but because he never had access to a laser cutter, it just sat around in the back of his mind gathering dust. He joined Kickstarter (is a platform for creative projects) in California this fall, and together they started working on Skallops as they were finishing up the previous successful Kickstarter project, the Trebuchette (now available at em-labs.com).At last, after many improvements and plenty of play-testing, they were ready to introduce Skallops to the world.