It’s kid-built with some guidance in a couple hours and the envy of friends—the ancient Roman polyspastos crane with treadwheel.
Do you have a young engineer who needs an independent study project, a talented builder in home school, or need an engaging summer project for your nonverbally gifted child? If you have an engineering classroom and understand the value of hands-on exploration, the Roman Polyspastos Crane project is right for you. While building with kits or Legos or K’Nex is good, nothing beats the challenge of engineering from scratch.
Visit the woodcraft section of your local hobby store, heat up the low-temp hot glue, and you’ll be ready to guide your young engineer through the project. Our engineers cut and glue from scratch and learn important design and construction principles along the way.
In this publication, you’ll get photos, written explanations, and tips and tricks to guide you along the way.