Wooden Dragon Automaton Kit
Before there were robots, there were automatons. Automata are mini-machines that use cams, gears, ratchets and cranks to make the toy move. Once assembled, turn the crank, and the models come to life! The first successful one was built in 1737 by the French engineer, Jacques de Vaucanson. This clever Dragon is one in a series of whimsical and artistic automata toys designed by master artists, featuring intricate moving parts turned by hand crank.
Now your aspiring Engineer can build their own automaton with this fascinating wooden kit. Your child will get hands-on knowledge about the underlying engineering that is able to bring wood to life by constructing this hand cranked automata.
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- 80+ Colorful printed, pre-cut wood pieces
- Step-by-step illustrated instructions