Garie's Clay Creations

Motorized Educational Hobby Classes

The Walking Dinosaurs

 

The current polymer playclay classes are very popular, with children age as young as 4 years to 10 years old, these classes produced quite a number of creative young students, with creative abilities to develop their own idea, style and design. Using the polymer clay as the most versatile medium, I had decided to conduct lessons on Motorized Educational Hobby Classes, after the request from the older students. The class are based on original Tamiya Educational Construction Series, kids will be taught the proper way of building, modifying, the walking dinosaurs such as, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus and mammoth, the selected favorite hobby models are all motorized. The aim of the course is to educate kids, about the creating of the motorized toys. Age from 9 years and above, they will learn how to assemble the battery case to contact switch and motor connections. Understands about the working principle of the gears, link rods and the crank arms, that makes the toy moves. Students will also be taught how to use polymer clays to dress up the model, making the model looking even more realistic. Learn the various technic of clay texturing, paint texturing on polymer clays, especially, dinosaur skins and weathering of surfaces. Modifying the existing model into other dinosaurs, such as, changing a Triceratops into a Stegosaurus by creating polymer clay parts to enhance the model. Changing the motorized elephant into a mammoth, the completed model with exposed gears, linkages and motor gives an interesting insight about the working kinetic of the walking dinosaur toys. Put the toy together, create a diorama of the prehistoric environment, they will be able to challenge each other into a dual and competition. The process of playing will create fun in learning with the walking toys. It will also develop creativity in the kid, example the Tyrannosaurus can also be changed into a fearsome robotic beast with flashing eyes, Improve abilities by changing motors, improving stability by adding weight to the dino. Acquiring some other electronic components (light sensitive), you can also turn on the dinosaurs with a flash light or stopped the dinosaurs from moving toward your direction, with a laser light ,which can be conveniently convert into a laser gun. There are many imaginative way of modifying the toys, ultimately, it is creavity and fun, how about this, converting an elephant toys into a Pterodactylus!!

 

 

" Click individual image to view the modification"

TRICERATOPS

 

 

 

Tyrannosaurus

 

 

 

Elephant

 

 

VIEW THE ORIGINAL FINISHED MODEL OF THE TYRANNOSAURUS

INFORMATION ON THE EDUCATIONAL LESSON

THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON THE DINOSAUR CLASS

STUDENTS IN THE WALKING DINOSAUR CLASS

MOTORIZED PTERANODON

PRAKASH THE YOUNG DINO MAKER

THE SUBMARINE MOTOR WITH FLOAT

EDUCATIONAL AND ROBOTIC CLASSES 2006

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