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Ages 9+
Ages 9+

Friction Climbers


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Engineer 3 wooden animals to explore the mechanics of friction! Make a sloth that climbs up a vine, build a gecko that shimmies up a string, and craft a spider that spools itself upward.

Includes illustrated blueprint instructions, materials, and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine to learn more about the science of friction.

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Jason T.
Oct 13 2018

We loved this project. It's great to see even our daughter's teenaged siblings having so much fun with an old-fashioned toy. No electronics necessary! We liked that there were 3 items to build in the kit, each with a different construction - and sturdier.

Marcus P.
Aug 5 2018

There were several projects in one kit so my child was able to share it with a friend who happened to be over when it arrived. They worked together to put them together and experiemnt with them. They even went online for the template to make the dove.

Sam D.
Jul 31 2018

My son enjoyed the sloth and gecko climbers the most. He thought the spider climber was a bit tricky to make work. The instructions were clear and good. My son could follow all of it by himself.