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Ready, set—build! Dive into the mechanics of gears and cams to make a marble climb up the stairs with your own hand-cranked automaton. Discover other fascinating machines that move and continue tinkering with more DIYs.
Discover robots in motion! Wire up an electric-powered droid and explore conductivity with a money-munching bot. Explore the science and mechanics behind switches, circuits, and cams (oh my!) while saving up in style.
Get ready for speed! Build an electric-powered motorcycle and tinker with the science of drifting. Discover the amazing engineering that goes into your model and see first-hand how a motor turns electricity into motion.
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The big idea that brought Tinker Crate to life...
When we were first designing Tinker Crate, one of our advisors — a retired Professor of Science Education at Stanford University — challenged us to think about what STEM really means, beyond just “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math”.
Our response was that STEM is a key to creative problem solving, a foundation for critical thinkers, and a pipeline to innovation. Our mission in creating Tinker Crate is to help kids gain these crucial skills through hands-on activities that are also seriously fun.
Everything we produce is designed by experts and tested by kids.
We spend 1000+ hours designing & testing every crate.
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