If you have a kid that loves building, constructing, and tinkering, this is for you. Put on the safety goggles, and stretch out those fingers, it’s time to get the motor running with the Electric Motors Catalyst from Tinkering Labs! A box filled with parts and challenges that are designed to build 21st Century skills, and great fun at home. We were sent one to check out recently, and my son declared it family activity time at the dining room table. 😀
Inside the Tinkering Labs box you won’t find instructions, nope. Kids learn problem-solving skills with 10 different challenges. All the pieces inside the box were “selected to create unlimited projects and discoveries related to principles in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.” Take a look at what is inside the Electric Motors Catalyst.
Tinkering Labs is something different and fun the whole family can do at home. It’s easy to get started and the challenges take about 30-60 minutes. Plus, the Electric Motors Catalyst was specifically designed so that kids can incorporate items from that junk drawer and garage. When it comes to safety, they carefully planned cases, voltages and speeds that allow for freedom of exploration without adult supervision.
We dug into our Tinkering Labs box and got busy on Challenge 10. I have to admit, I love that no training, equipment or Tinkering experience is required, because mama was a bit rusty. Honestly, my husband and son did all the work while I supervised and took pictures. 😀
A little tip if you have toddlers, there are spare wooden parts (depending on the challenge you are doing) that are great for keeping them busy while you build. 😉
Challenge 10 was to create a vehicle with a suspension system. It took about 45 minutes to complete this challenge from start to finish. My husband and son both had a lot of fun creating this vehicle, and were quite impressed that it WORKED when they were done! 😀
My son flipped the switch and it took off across the wood floor, thin carpet in the bedroom, as well on the sidewalk! Check out the Tinkering Labs Electric Motor Catalyst in action for challenge 10.
I’m sure he will be deconstructing the suspension vehicle and tackling a different challenge soon! Definitely lots of learning fun to be had, and I high recommend checking out TinkeringLabs.com!
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