Learn trajectory, angles, force and motion with hands-on experimentation and play when using the ingenious Pinball Action Deflector Set!
The Pinball Action Deflector Set demonstrates the very important concepts of the angle of incidence and deflection of an object in a playful manner, perfect for use with ramps and wooden balls.
The idea behind the deflector is that the rubber band “walls” provide a bouncy surface that can be used to change the path of a moving object (most often balls that are being rolled along ramps), just like bumpers in a pinball machine!
Children can experiment with the angle of incidence to adjust the direction their balls roll after bouncing off the Deflector Walls.
The open-ended nature of the Pinball Action Deflector’s design also makes it a wonderful tool for children to use as tunnels, structural supports, or for other purposes to suit their creative needs.
Deflectors are very easy and very quick to assemble. Each set comes with components for four sets of deflectors. Two wooden arms slot together to form a cross, and then three rubber bands are stretched around the arms to form a square box with rubber band walls. We recommend evenly spacing the rubber bands out to provide a nice, large surface area for deflection.
The Pinball Action Deflector Set includes:
8 x wooden deflector 'arms'
12 x durable elastic bands
- Simple assembly required
- Makes four, four-sided deflectors
- Band colour may vary
- Suitable for ages 3+
- Accessories shown in images are for illustration purposes only, set is for items listed above only
Made in the USA