Ever dreamed of having a vending machine in your room? With this engineering kit, you can build and experiment with your own toy vending machine.
First, follow the step-by-step instructions to assemble the machine. Then test and configure it to get it working perfectly. Load your vending machine with the included soda-bottle gummy candies or any other small candies or prizes you supply, and you're in business!
Insert some coins and have fun watching them get sorted, perform stunts as they slide down the tracks, dispense prizes, and finally end up in the coin bank in the base of the machine.
This awesome vending machine has four main interactive segments: First, you insert a coin (quarter, dime, nickel, or penny) into the slot at the top and turn a knob to sort it. Then, the coins fall into an interactive coin track area where it slides down ramps, makes jumps, and rings bells. Next, the coins fall into a device that allows you to make your "purchase" with the push of a button. Finally, your prize pops out of the machine, and the coin falls into the bank, sorted into neat stacks by denomination.
The vending machine can sit on a tabletop or hang on a wall. A small key allows you to access the vending machine compartments for refilling the prizes. Explore lessons in physics, math, and mechanical engineering as you build and play with the vending machine. Learn about simple machines, gravity, forces, and motion. Try some simple math lessons related to the coins and money.
Product name: Thames & Kosmos Candy Vending Machine STEM Experiment Kit
Brand: Thames and Kosmos
Manufacturer number: 550104
Mastermind number: 230618
Shipping weight (lbs): 2.6
Package dimensions (inches): 13 x 11.5 x 3.8
Country of Origin: China