What you get
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.
Product line:tinker Crate
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“I'm a rock climber, and wanted to showcase how friction can be harnessed to do useful work!”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Meters of string used in testing: 21
Configurations considered for the different climbers: 7 (The sloth was always a sloth, because they're too cute!)
The fastest climber: You'll need to test to find out!
Love the 3 animals. I have 2 grand daughters. We make one together than each girl gets to work independently.
My 10 year old son loved this. I love that it is wooden and can last
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.