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Thames & Kosmos Geared-Up Gadgets

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Build five fun gadgets and learn about gears and transmissions.

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Create a helicopter model with a rotor that spins using a rubber band-powered motor. Make a centripetal force machine that flings its arms outward at high speeds. Build a hand-mixer that demonstrates a gear train. Construct a cool aircraft launcher that flings a model vehicle across the room on a zipline. A 28-page manual guides your model building and experiments with step-by-step illustrated instructions.


  • Hands-on experience building a helicopter model with a working rotor
  • Assemble a spinner toy that you wind up to launch a fast-spinning top
  • Construct a gear train in the form of a hand mixer
  • 30 Short Anchor Pins
  • 10 Anchor Pins 
  • 3 Joint Pins
  • 1 Shaft Pins
  • 2 Shaft Plugs 
  • 2 Two-to-One Converters 
  • 4 Y 90-Degree Converters 
  • 2 X 90-Degree Converters
  • 6 Connectors
  • 2 Curved Rods
  • Four 3-Hole Cross Rods
  • Three 3-Hole Rods
  • Three 5-Hole Rods
  • Four 5-Hole Cross Rods
  • One 9 Hole Rods
  • Two 11-Hole Rods
  • 4 Angled Arms
  • One 3-Hole Cross Connector
  • Two 3-Hole Cranks
  • 3 Square Frames
  • 1 Axle, 35 mm
  • 2 Axles, 70 mm
  • 1 Axle, 150 mm
  • 5 Small Gears
  • 1 Medium Gear
  • Two 5-Hole Axle Rods
  • 2 Helicopter Blades
  • 2 Rubber Bands, Small 
  • 1 Washer 
  • 1 Anchor Pin Lever 
  • 2 Large Body Pieces A
  • 1 Small Body Piece Left 
  • 1 Small Body Piece Right
  • 3 Large Body Pieces B
Shipping Details
Shipping Type: parcel
Free Shipping: true
Maximum Age: 18+
Maximum Grade Level: Grade 12
Allergens: Contains No Allergens
Grade Level: Elementary-Middle School
Safety: Caution Icon. CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
SUOM Description: Each
Age Range: 6+
Brand Name: Thames And Kosmos
Description: Geared-Up Gadgets
Dimensions: 8.75 x 11 x 2.5 in.
Material: Plastic
Thames & Kosmos Geared-Up Gadgets