Ages 9+
Ages 9+



What you get

Take a peek inside automaton mechanics! Engineer a hand-cranked, wooden automaton that makes a marble climb stairs. Learn about other fascinating automatons in history and build your own.

Includes a step-by-step video tutorial link, illustrated blueprint instructions, all the materials, and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine to discover the secrets of other machine toy projects.

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Jul 19 2020

This was a really fun one for my son! He was even more excited about the additional projects from the TinkerZine - but in the middle of a pandemic, it would have been really nice to have gotten the few needed bards and minor other materials that would have been needed to complete the TinkerZine projects, since we're specifically trying to not run out for non-essential things :-/

Apr 13 2020

Very neat! Enjoyable to assemble, fascinating to put in motion

Mar 18 2020

Learning about automans and then building one was so cool. Looking at the facts and information that the crate gave us made the project more interesting.