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Build your very own vending machine! With this engineering kit, you build a toy vending machine that sorts coins, dispenses candy or other small prizes, and doubles as a coin bank. Follow the step-by-step instructions to assemble the machine, then test and configure it to get it working perfectly. Load your vending machine with all kinds of small candies or prizes.
This awesome machine has four main interactive segments: First, insert real coins into the slot at the top, turn the knob, and have fun watching them get sorted as the coins fall into an interactive coin track that performs stunts where they slide down ramps, make jumps, and ring bells. Next, the coins fall into a device that allows you to make your "purchase" with the push of a button. Finally, your prize pops out of the machine, and the coin falls into the bank, sorted into neat stacks by denomination.
The vending machine can sit on a tabletop or hang on a wall. Includes a small key to access the compartments to make refilling a snap. Explore lessons in physics, math, and mechanical engineering as you build, and learn about gears, gravity, forces, motion, collisions, and more! A fun, gamified approach to engineering lessons with a sweet candy reward AND STEM fun and learning!
From Thames & Kosmos, for ages 8-12 yrs.