ARToy Moving Model Kit – Sailing into the Wind

ARToy Moving Model Kit - Sailing into the Wind

ARToy Moving Model Kit – Sailing into the Wind Wooden automata are not just toys. They are works of art and demonstrations of science. Pull the levers, turn the crank and watch with delight as the model springs into life.All Modelshop collections recall poignant moments in history. They are equally appealing to adults and children.They are made from precision-cut, high-quality recyclable pine wood and require no tools to assemble. They also teach the mechanical principles of levers and gears. About the designer: Walter Ruffler is a German citizen who discovered his passion for automata after visiting an exhibition of the works of teh Cabaret Mechanical Theater in Switzerland in 1999.  He began producing mechanical models himself using a variety of different materials, but is especially talented at designing complex moving models from paper.

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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