Monday, April 13, 2015

MakerStudio Propellers Set Review

We got MakerStudio Propellers Set By ThinkFun. This can be purchased on Amazon as well. 


ThinkFun has MakerStudio Gear Set and MakerStudio Wrenches Set to. 
 
All of the MakerStudio Sets are $19.99. 

About:

Maker Studio is meant to inspire the imagination for budding engineers. In this set featuring propellers, you can build: 
  • A Chopper
  • A Biplane
  • A Windmill 
  • A Plane 
Isaak made a Chopper with Dad.


For Each Build the Child is Given Engineering Challenges:
  • Experiment with friction
  • Torque and propulsion  
  • Skills in Science
  • Skills in Technology
  • Skills in Engineering 
  • Skills in Math (STEM) 
  • Stimulates Imagination and Creativity 
Once you’ve mastered all four builds, get creative and design something that’s all your own!  

Isaak and Dad kind of built something all on their own due to the fact that there was a few missing things in the kit. They couldn't make the back of their Chopper. That's ok they still had fun.

Parts:
  • 1 X-Linkage
  • 1 Spool
  • 2 Exra Long Connectors, 3 Long Connectors, 4 Short Connectors
  • 2 Small Wheels
  • 1 5.5" Rod, 3 4.25" Rods, 5 1.5" Rods
  • 24 Hub Caps
  • 1 Hole Punch
  • 3 Rubber Bands
  • 10 Engineering Challenges
Make sure after opening the packaging the pieces are cross-referenced with the instruction booklet. The pieces are lightly colored and blend in easily with the cardboard. Also, some of the items, which can be seen in the window on the front of the packaging, aren't included with the majority of the pieces inside the box. If you open the box too quickly or throw out the packaging, you may miss them given the separate location.
  
Top View


Back View

Side View

3 Quarter View

What We Thought:

This set was harder than we originally thought it would be. I think it should be for ages 8 and up. Isaak's almost 7, but thinking back to when Mica was that age I don't know if he could have done it at age 7 by himself. Both our boys are good at building things. It was really hard when we noticed a bag a parts were missing. I know that happens. It's just makes it hard to review when that happens. 

Isaak did however have fun making this with Dad. He had to show it off to Grandma and Grandpa. He was proud of his new made toy. 

I liked that it is creative, makes kids think, fun, and resourceful. You use things in your house to complete the construction. 

Check out that smile on Isaak's face! :)



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4 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love old school type toys like this! So much cooler than the electronic crap that's flooding the toy aisles today!

Masshole Mommy said...

My two LOVE building things, so I am sure this would be a huge hit with them.

~ Noelle said...

THAT DOES LOOK FUN!!!! I love things that make them think and build and learn, versus all the toy items all the time

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Isaac looks like he really loves that toy. What I happy boy.

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