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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:19 PM

9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed

I haven't seen this posted here yet, but thought it was a pretty cool story. It's about a kid who built an elaborate arcade (instead of a lemonade stand, I suppose) in his father's used auto parts store. His first customer, surprised that the creative effort didn't draw more customers, set up a flashmob and made a short film about it, which you can watch below or at the website. Pretty creative and enterprising young fellow!

http://boingboing.net/2012/04/09/9-year-olds-diy-cardboard-ar.html

Nirvan says: "I just finished this short film about a 9-year-old boy's elaborate DIY cardboard arcade. Caine made his arcade using boxes from his dad's used auto parts store. He hadn't had many customers, so we set up a fun flashmob to make his day, and filmed his response. I hope it brings a smile to your day. P.S. Caine's Arcade is in East LA. You should visit it sometime - Caine is still building new additions!"


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Reply 9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed (Original post)
fishwax Apr 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #1
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #2
riverbendviewgal Apr 2012 #3
progressoid Apr 2012 #4
uponit7771 Apr 2012 #12
iemitsu Apr 2012 #5
Arctic Dave Apr 2012 #6
tblue37 Apr 2012 #7
pansypoo53219 Apr 2012 #14
JBoy Apr 2012 #8
Tess49 Apr 2012 #9
uponit7771 Apr 2012 #13
allan01 Apr 2012 #10
FedUpWithIt All Apr 2012 #11
OneGrassRoot Apr 2012 #15
BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #16
IGoToDU Apr 2012 #17
fishwax Apr 2012 #18
otohara Apr 2012 #19

Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:24 PM

1. I love this.

K/R

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:35 PM

2. Very cool!

Neat way to make Caine's dream come true.

K&R!

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:48 PM

3. wow

what a smart boy and great dad and Nirvan is really cool to do that....Nice to have a feel good feeling before going to bed.. Thanks for putting this up.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:11 AM

4. My face hurts ... from smiling!

Love this!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:53 AM

12. +1!

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:14 AM

5. everything about this story is wonderful.

i might show it to my students tomorrow.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:21 AM

6. K&R

 

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:23 AM

7. Love it! When we were kids we also made elaborate toys and

"cities" out of cardboard boxes, as well as our own small rag dolls, plus clothes and furniture for them out of shoe boxes, beads, matchboxes with drawers, wooden thread spools, string with beads, etc. We also made our own paper dolls and paper doll clothes.

Seeing his creativity, the way he used "found" materials to create his own play space, toys, and games, brough back a lot of precious childhood memories for me!

I am glad these folks made the day so special for Cain. That unexpected reinforcement will help his creativity to blossom even more, I think.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:14 AM

14. butbutbut is capitalism fun?

nt

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:28 AM

8. Best thing on the internet!

Thanks for sharing that.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:34 AM

9. Check out what has happened on Facebook since this story hit. A scholarship fund has been started

for this child. It is up to around 50 thousand dollars and rising.

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Response to Tess49 (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:57 AM

13. That's cool! He's been takin his toys apart....and engineer in the making

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:55 AM

10. re:9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed

i couldnt get any of the links provided to play the video i found the direct blog and what a smart young man. i have hope for our future generation. i hope he goes far .

i used my fav search engine to find the video . search terms 9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:35 AM

11. Pure joy!! I loved this. We need more of this in the world!! n/t

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:59 AM

15. Thanks for this. :) n/t

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 05:43 AM

16. Thanks for posting!

Brought some tears to my eyes. The entrepreneurial spirit starts young!

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 05:59 AM

17. Oh my goodness, thank you!!!!!!!

That moved me to tears. Wow. Every human being needs a flashmob. Oh if we could only do that for everyone....Imagine all the people...

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:47 AM

18. I'm glad other DUers have enjoyed this also

with a kick for the workday crowd

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:58 AM

19. Caine Rocks

thanks for sharing

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