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  • Writer's pictureMargaret Cissel

Caine’s Arcade – The Power of Cardboard!

Caine Monroy was just an average kid who hung out at his Dad’s used auto parts store in Los Angeles before a chance encounter with filmmaker, Nirvan Mullick, who discovered and showed the world that Caine was anything but average.

Using boxes from his dad’s store, Caine built an entire arcade out of cardboard, complete with a “Claw” machine. But what Caine created was more than just fun games, it sparked a Maker Movement!

Having now participated in Ted Teen Talks, Caine was also the youngest entrepreneur to speak at the USC Marshall School of Business and his arcade was highlighted in Forbes and Fast Company as a project that can be applied to developing businesses.

Click here to check out his arcade for yourself and let us know what types of cardboard making projects your students are creating.


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