Gumball Machine Maker

SKU THK550101
Release Date 4/28/2020
Retail Price $39.95
Manufacturer Thames & Kosmos
Category Toys
UPC 814743014121
Weight (lb) 2

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Super sweet stunts! Build your own gumball machines and learn physics in the process. A turn of a handle dispenses one gumball at a time out of the clear storage globe and down the track. The gumballs land in a collection cup and can easily and sanitarily be return to the globe for another run. The track segments can be moved around on the base to create an almost limitless number of different gumball machines.

As the gumballs rill down the track, they perform cool stunts and tricks. Stents include a pulley lift, pendulum, funnel, trampoline, variable-slope ramp, pinball launcher, and domino slide. Each segment of the track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, allowing users to explore topics including simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton's laws, energy transfer, and more.

Trial-and-error experiments teach in a fun, hands-on way: Will your gumball successfully make it to the end of the track, or will you have to re-engineer your gumball machine to make it work? The kit works with standard machine-sized 16mm (5/8") gumballs and includes a small supply of gumballs to get started.