NEWS – This kit is the perfect thing for model-builders and horse lovers. Scientifics Direct describe this kit: “Automata are mechanical art pieces that achieve a series of lifelike movements using a variety of clever mechanisms. Cranks, gears, wheels, cams and linkages are used to mimic the simple flowing beauty found in nature. As the crank is turned, the horse springs to life, galloping along. Each of the legs moves independently, while the head reaches into the wind and the tail flows out behind.”
This Mechanical Horse Automation kit is designed for advanced hobbyists ages 14 and up. It will require 8-12 hours of work to assemble. Cabinet-grade plywood and hardwoods are laser-cut into the 221 pieces required for the animated horse. You’ll need a razor saw, glue and sandpaper, plus the 36-page illustrated instruction manual to complete the project. When finished, the horse (and its mechanics) measure 12” x 5.5” x 12.5”.
You can buy this kit for $74.95 from Amazon.