What you get
What could be cooler than building a domino run? Well, how about a friendly, wiggle-eyed robot that sets up your dominoes for you? Engineer your very own dazzling domino machine, then use it to lay out a variety of daring domino runs you design yourself! Learn how to build cool domino tricks (like curves, splits, and stacked structures), get inspired by real-world domino art, then practice iterative design by trying, testing, tweaking, and repeating your runs. You’ll also discover the science behind domino runs — from energy transfer to exponential growth. Ready to put your tip-top toppling skills to the test?
• 100 wood dominoes for bringing your domino designs to life.
• A 12-page zine full of domino tips and design inspiration.
• Colorful, in-depth articles about energy transfer, potential energy, and how, with a series of just 29 dominoes of increasing size, you could theoretically knock down the Empire State Building!
• Fun facts about the domino world — from world records to wacky fails.
• Batteries are included.
Product line:tinker Crate
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“When we were testing an early prototype, one of our coworkers said it looked like a cute robot spitting out dominoes. So they drew a face on it. From then on, the domino machine had a face!”
By the numbers
Domino runs set up for testing: 460
Gears prototyped: 8
Most dominos toppled in a single run: 150!
Perfect “daddy and me” birthday gift for my six year old grandson! I received a video of them working side by side to construct it. That’s a major benefit of Kiwi crates to me. My grandson and his little brother and older sister were delighted to watch this little machine chug along, efficiently spitting out perfectly aligned dominos! Up til now, our fave crate was the robot. Now it’s this one!
Great fun project to build. Despite the ingenious engineering it offers a perfect mix of engagement without being overly difficult to build with my 7yr old. The kids love it and unlike most other 'toys' continue to go back to it which is a bonus.