$ 39.95

Experience the history of moving pictures—and take home an easy-to-build product reminiscent of the automata in Curious Contraptions, the Exploratorium’s winter exhibition.

Create the moving image of a horse galloping using a FlipBooKit box, 24 printed flip cards, spindle assembly parts, snap rivets, a plastic flipper and page catch, and an instruction set.

Assemble the kit in minutes, turn the crank, and enjoy a historic image that connects to The Horse in Motion, one of history’s first photographic moving pictures. Building a hand-cranked movie machine is the perfect activity for a holiday evening and for pondering the age-old question: When a horse gallops, do all four hooves leave the ground simultaneously?

 (DIY blank cards not included)

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