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Thanks for the memories  July 26, 2012

Caine's Arcade, five months later

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

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Remember Caine Monroy, the nine-year-old boy who built a cardboard arcade in his dad's shop? Five months later, Caine has inspired kids around the world.

Caine Monroy captured our hearts and minds back in April this year. A boy who loves to make things, and loves arcades and prizes, he built an arcade of his very own in his dad's spare auto parts shop, entirely out of cardboard boxes.

Since that time, kids around the world have been stretching their imaginations to build games out of cardboard.

This has inspired the Global Cardboard Challenge: an initiative to help encourage creativity and entrepreneurship in kids. Driven by the Imagination Foundation, which was set up in the wake of Caine's Arcade, the aim is to help teach kids about engineering maths and science, as well as raise funds to sponsor other such initiatives and causes such as UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and children's hospitals.

The way the whole thing has taken off from just one little boy is just astonishing. Watch Caine's story in the video below.



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