Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst Review

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Do you know a kid that loves to tinker, build and create?

I have 4 boys that all love to tinker, build and create which is why we love Tinkering Lab‘s Electric Motors Catalyst set. This set provides over 50 components: real motors, real hardware, and real wood. It also includes a deck of 10 Challenge Cards that inspire kids to design, build, and test their own inventions.

Jude immediately set out to create Challenge 3, Create a machine that draws curvy lines. After following the basic instructions he was able to complete his first challenge. This introductory challenge was a great way for him the be introduced to the technology and test out the various parts. After completing his first challenge he was immediately inspired to create new designs without instructions.

What I really love about this set is the lack of instructions, it’s not a step-by-step tutorial that guide you to create specific machines but rather gives kids license to be creative and think outside the box. All of the challenges are a way children can practice problem solving. There are basic instruction and safety guidelines that help keep kids safe and explains the use of the elements they have to use otherwise there is very little guidance in the creation process.




About The Electric Motors Catalyst

Build a machine or robotic creation with the over 50 parts that can be combined to create new inventions.

What’s included:

  • 2 Electric Motors with detachable wires
  • 1 battery pack with swich
  • 2 AA batteries
  • 1 Wooden chassis
  • 12 Wooden wheels in 6 sizes
  • 6 Wooden connectors in 3 shapes
  • 2 Metal axels
  • 4 Metal L-Brackets
  • 10 Small Boltss with Wing Nuts
  • 2 Metal Springs
  • 12 Bushings for Motor and Axle Connections
  • 12 Rubber Bands
  • 1 Pair of Safety Glasses, Child Size
  • 3 Washable Markers
  • 1 Large 3-Foot Wide Paper Work Surface
  • 1 Full-Size Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • 1 Cloth Storage Bag
  • 1 Clear-Top Metal Hardware Tin
  • Printed Tips & Guides
  • 10 Challenge Cards
  • 1 Clear Challenge Card Holder
  • 1 Safety Tips Card
  • 1 22-Page Building Techniques Booklet

THE ORIGINAL TINKERING LABS KIT: Build & rebuild endless robotic creations with a single kit.

INVENTING SET FOR AGES 8+: Create unique STEM Toys for 8-12 year olds & teens

Get Building…

Buy: The Tinkering Lab Electric Motors Catalyst is available online and on Amazon.

I received a complimentary copy of the featured product to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone else.


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