About this item
- Learn Automata engineering
- Build a mechanical wooden horse with gears, connectors and axles
- Turn the crank to animate the horse with lifelike movement
- Includes wooden pieces, screws, fasteners, axles, rods, gears, handle, body support and instructions
- Recommended for children 8 years of age and older
Scientific Explorer Auto-Motion Gear Horse lets your young engineer practice the mechanics and craftsmanship of Automata: the study of abstract machines. A centuries-old practice that’s as much art as it is science, your child can build a mechanical wooden horse with gears, connectors and axles. Powered by hand, not batteries, you turn the crank to animate the horse with lifelike movement. Includes 58 wooden pieces, 34 screws, 57 fasteners, 10 axles/rods, 2 top gears, handle, body support and instructions. Recommended for children 8 years of age and older.
Contains: Does not contain any of the 8 major allergens
Includes: Instruction guide
Suggested Age: 6 Years and Up
Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Number of Players: 1 or More Players
Educational Focus: Science
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-4577
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overall: 1 out of 5 stars, see all reviews
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Poor quality materials and poor instructions.
(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Bill Jordan — 9 months ago
Great concept, but extremely poorly executed. The plastic 'nuts' and screws go together by pushing and despite lots of care putting this together, you end up breaking a few of the screws. This wouldn't be a huge issue as they have extras of these. However, you also have parts that are key like th...see moreof the reviewer's review