Friday, March 10, 2017

Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Custom Cars with Configurable Gear Box

It is nice to see a product that was well thought out.  This isn't only a fun car building kit, it is a teaching tool.   The excellent manual, yes you are no doubt as shocked as I,  I repeat manual is excellent.  Not only are the instructions good, there are teaching moments between each set of model instructions.  I like the fact that things are explained and done so in easily understandable terminology. This could be just handed to a child but it really provides the opening for all sorts of bonding and teaching between parent and child.  Note, engineers you may want to keep this for yourself but it is better if you share it with your kid.  You may think this is pricey but the teaching aspect alone is worth the price while the fun aspect of building different vehicles is a bonus.

·                        Construct ten different remote-controlled cars
·                        Build a fast race car that can speed across smooth floors and drive around the room using a precision steering mechanism
·                        Reconfigure the parts to build other vehicles with different gear ratios
·                        80 page full-color experiment guide and instruction manual
One of the models you can build.
·                        Explore the physics of speed, acceleration, energy, and aerodynamics

 If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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