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What could be cooler than a domino run (a custom-designed chain reaction you start by knocking down just one domino)? Well, how about a robot that sets up the dominoes for you! With this crate you can build your own dazzling domino machine, then use it to help lay out amazing domino runs.
Everything you need — from materials to illustrated blueprint instructions to a step-by-step video tutorial — is included. Plus, the crate comes with 100 domino pieces and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine all about chain reactions — featuring an exclusive interview with inventor and YouTuber Mark Rober!
Find out more about Mark's Domino Robot here on his YouTube Channel.
Product line:tinker Crate
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“When we were testing an early prototype, one of our coworkers said it looked like a cute robot spitting out dominoes. So they drew a face on it. From then on, the domino machine had a face!”
By the numbers
Domino runs set up for testing: 460
Gears prototyped: 8
Most dominos toppled in a single run: 150!
Perfect “daddy and me” birthday gift for my six year old grandson! I received a video of them working side by side to construct it. That’s a major benefit of Kiwi crates to me. My grandson and his little brother and older sister were delighted to watch this little machine chug along, efficiently spitting out perfectly aligned dominos! Up til now, our fave crate was the robot. Now it’s this one!
Great fun project to build. Despite the ingenious engineering it offers a perfect mix of engagement without being overly difficult to build with my 7yr old. The kids love it and unlike most other 'toys' continue to go back to it which is a bonus.
Give it a B+. Really fun idea! The build was 'average' for your kits - it was fun but nothing really unique from previous ones.