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All terrain Bug Kit:
Build an all terrain electric Bug. This sturdy timber kit includes: motor, gearbox, battery case and on/off switch. Offers a range of learning opportunities. This model will also run directly from our solar panels available on our site (not included)

 

 

 

Zoetrope Animator:
The Zoetrope brings the theory of moving pictures to life. Create and view your own ANIMATION and build the motorised kit using the sprites provided or create your own. This kit is the perfect complimentary or extension project for BOOK WEEK and National simultaneous story-telling hour.

 

Planets Orbiter:
Build a motorized model of the moon orbiting the earth. Use a torch to create an eclipse. Use gear ratios to enhance and extend learning to many other areas of science. Make complex concepts fun and practical.

 

Story Wheel:

Every student is a storyteller. There is no limit to the creativity in this kit. Create a rotating scene that tells a story. Let the story wheel inspire the writing or vice versa. Animate certain elements on the story wheel using the “Flipper bar”. Use craft materials to colour and enhance your creation.

 

Solar/Electric Car combination Kit:

What are the benefits of solar power over electric? How can we build sustainable cars for the future? This combination kit offers a range of learning opportunities. Power your car with 1 or 2 Cells or Solar panel. Time, race and optimise  this steerable vehicle.

 

Dual Theatre
Film Stop Motion animation and perform shadow puppetry. This versatile, glue less kit is easily assembled and  has strong links  with literacy and media studies in the Australian Curriculum. Kit includes sample background scene and audience.  Appeals to a broad age range and can be decorated using poster paints and craft materials.

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