Recommended for ages 8 to 14 years
Build STEM-driven models, such as DJ Bubbles (an octopus spinning records), a pterodactyl, a yeti, and much more! Kinetic sculptures, or automata, are mechanically engineering toys that move when you crank the handle on the side. They move through a series of axles, cams and cranks that work like the pistons in an engine. Each model includes a papercraft character that you fold and link with LEGO® elements. STEM content throughout the book shows how the models relate to topics from gear ratio to biomimicry in robotics design.