Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Catapult
Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Catapult WK25614
Catapults were first invented in Ancient Greek and Roman times, however our common idea of them is based on drawings we have from the Medieval Ages.Leonardo redesigned the catapult around 1485 and used the spring like energy stored in bent wood to give power to the swing arm. All pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model. Easy-to-make. Natural untreated wood from sustainable...
£14.99

Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Helicopter
Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Helicopter WK25616
The Aerial Screw (also known as the Helicopter) is one of Leonardo's most iconic drawings and defines an artist and inventor well ahead of his time.This working model uses a bevel gear, also from his drawings, to spin the canopy and support structure, illustrating a way Leonardo thought flight might be possible! The canopy and support structure are removeable so you can experiment with your own helicopter...
£14.99
Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Ornithopter
Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Ornithopter WK25615
Flying has always been a dream of humans, and Leonardo's fascination with birds and flight was evident in his studies of birds and different human powered flying machines.His Ornithopter design has captured the imagination of people for generations, and we have combined his cool flying machine with one of his bevel gear designs to make a neat model with flapping wings and a pilot with moving legs and...
£24.99

Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Trebuchet
Wooden Kit - Da Vinci - Trebuchet WK25618
While Trebuchets were common siege engines in Medieval Times, Leonardo's take on the most powerful weapon of the time was unique - his design used one main mast, different from all others before.Based on his drawing from the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci's trebuchet was a design likely made for the Duke of Milan in about 1482, to impress the Duke of his skills as a military engineer.While it is not known...
£16.99
Wooden Kit - Dragon
Wooden Kit - Dragon WK26318
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. This dragon flaps its wings, and kicks its legs up and down, while the head, neck and tail move in a graceful motion as it soars through the sky!Dragons have long captured the imagination of people around the world. In early legends with the likes of Typhon, the most deadly monster of Greek mythology,...
£14.45

Wooden Kit - Flying Pig
Wooden Kit - Flying Pig WK26316
Size: H1892 x W870 x D656 mm
£9.99
Wooden Kit - Flying Unicorn
Wooden Kit - Flying Unicorn WK26571
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. This flying unicorn flaps its wings and kicks its legs up and down as it moves back and forth, soaring through the sky - bringing your art to life!Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and celebrate the free spirit of the airbourne...
£19.99

Wooden Kit - Hydrapult
Wooden Kit - Hydrapult WK27449
Catapults have traditionally been powered by using the energy in twisted rope - as in ancient Greek and Medieval Times - or in bent wood - as Leonardo da Vinci designed in his Renaissance era catapult.Pathfinders has now designed the very first hydraulic catapult - a Hydrapult! - using the energy of moving fluid to hurl items.Learn about levers and simple machines, trajectories, how projectiles fly,...
£14.99
Wooden Kit - Hydraulic Set of 4
Wooden Kit - Hydraulic Set of 4 WK27433
The simple machine series is designed to introduce hydraulics and simple machines in a hands-on manner.The models in this 4 in 1 multipack teach children about how levers and linkages work.Once made, the models may inspire kids to design machines of their own, and make connections with the engineering of the full sized machines we see on building sites.No batteries to lose or replace, these machines...
£24.99

Wooden Kit - Jumping Horse
Wooden Kit - Jumping Horse WK26317
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned.This horse automata runs like the wind and kicks its legs up and down as it moves forward and back.Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and celebrate the free spirit of the galloping gelding.Bring to life the wonder of your own...
£10.00
Wooden Kit - Lift Bridge
Wooden Kit - Lift Bridge WK26731
Used mainly for railways, a lift bridge is a comon sight around the world. This DIY kit, based on a truss design, will provide hours of imaginative play for kids of all ages!Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model.Easy-to-make.Sustainably sourced wood.Suitable for ages 7+.Supports STEM curriculum.
£12.99

Wooden Kit - Medieval Catapult
Wooden Kit - Medieval Catapult WK25619
Catapults were ancient and medieval weapons that were used to lay siege to castles and capture towns.Catapults made use of a lever and the torsion power of twisted rope to hurl rocks at fortress walls! This historically accurate model recreates the action of the medieval catapult providing hours of engaging fun. Easy to assemble, only needs a pair of scissors.Can be built in an hour or two. Historically...
£14.99
Wooden Kit - Medieval Siege Tower
Wooden Kit - Medieval Siege Tower WK26792
Siege Towers were used in medieval times to breach the walls of castles during attacks.This working model includes a torsion-powered catapult on the top, removeable ladders, and a drawbridge that raises and lowers.Historically accurate, this kit creates a durable wood model that can be used for hours of imaginative play with Lego people and 1/18 scale medieval figures. Easy to assemble, only needs...
£19.99

Wooden Kit - Pteranodon
Wooden Kit - Pteranodon WK26315
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned.This pterosaur automata flies like the wind as it moves forward and back and the wings flap in a graceful action! Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and celebrate the ancient "winged lizards" of your parents' era! Bring to life...
£10.00
Wooden Kit - Robotic Arm
Wooden Kit - Robotic Arm WK25620
An easy to assemble 3 dimensional model kit to help our budding engineers get their start! Easy to make in about an hour.Made of sturdy die-cut plywood with an MDF base.Strengthens visual-spatial and fine motor skills and gives hands on building experience! Can be used in a group or individually with the syringe holder.Perfect for programs related to Robotics, Levels and Simple Machines, Fluid Dynamics...
£14.99

Wooden Kit - Running Dog
Wooden Kit - Running Dog WK27443
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. With legs that move up and down, this running dog automata runs like the wind as it moves forward and back in a graceful action!Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and have a dog that they don't need to pick up after!Bring to...
£9.99
Wooden Kit - Straus Bascule Bridge
Wooden Kit - Straus Bascule Bridge WK26732
The bascule bridge has a long and interesting history.This DIY kit, based on the design of Joseph Strauss is found in many cities and celebrates the rich past of moving bridges in North America Detailed scale working model Easy-to-make in about an hour. Historically accurate details. Suitable for ages 7+.
£12.99

Wooden Kit - Swing Bridge
Wooden Kit - Swing Bridge WK26730
Found in many cities around the world, the swing bridge has a long and interesting history. This DIY kit, based on the historic swing bridge over the Tyne River in the UK, will provide hours of imaginative play for kids of all ages!Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model.Easy-to-make.Sustainably sourced wood.Suitable for ages 7+.Supports STEM curriculum.
£12.99