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  • Our soprano ocarina is tuned to C major and has a wonderful velvety tone. Like all ocarinas it is very easy to play and even comes with an introduction and some simple songs. Kit made from gold printed, pre-cut cardboard with moisture barrier. 

  • AstroMedia Steam Gyro

    Price £9.49

    The very first steam engine was a spinning copper ball, invented by Hero of Alexandria in the first century. This swimming spin top uses the same principle. A tea light (not included) heats the water in the copper spiral and recoil from the steam makes the Gyro spin.

  • Yes, with this cardboard kit you can actually build a working stirling engine. Just place the engine on a cup with boiling water and it will move silently for up to an hour! The kit comes complete with all necessary parts like laser-cut aluminium plates, low-friction PVC bearings, steel crank, and vinyl seal.

  • AstroMedia Ferris Wheel

    Price £16.49

    This Ferris Wheel can be driven by the AstroMedia Steam Engine (429.DMS) or the Stirling Engine (228.STM). It stands in the tradition of tin models meant to be driven by toy steam engines produced for the children of wealthy families at the end of the 19th century. 

  • A steam engine made from cardboard, running with proper boiling steam - is that really possible? Oh yes!!!

    See for yourself: this model not only looks great, it also works, happily chuff-chuffing away. The boiler, made from an aluminium tin, has a magnetic safety valve. The aluminium fire box underneath holds five tea lights. Both are enclosed in a safety cage made from galvanised wire mesh.

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    If you want to look straight into the sun, you should only do so with the proper eye protection.

    With a bit of cutting and glue you can make your own Solar Observation Specs with original Baader solar filters with a filter factor of 100,000. The filters are CE certified and offer perfect protection when observing the sun.

  • In addition to water clocks and fire clocks, night clocks made from precious incense were also in use in ancient Asia. These special incense sticks change their fragrance with time. We have recreated this old tradition with our Indian Fragrance Clock.

  • Bar made from 99.95% pure magnesium, as was used for photographic flashes. Chips can easily be scraped off with a knife. These are the ultimate tinder and burn with a 3000°C hot flame that ignites even wet material

    The bar itself is as safe as a bar of aluminium. The perfect addition to our fire steel and can be threaded on its leather strap. Size: 9 x 19 x 80 mm

  • Asrtomedia Fire Steel

    Price £7.45

    Produces 3000°C hot sparks when struck with the enclosed tool or another sharp edged steel object (knife back). These sparks set fire to any dry tinder like paper or magnesium chips (see below) even in wet conditions. Can also be used for signalling in the dark. 

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  • With these cast iron filings you can make magnetic fields visible! You can sprinkle the filings on a sheet of paper or cardboard and hold a magnet underneath, or you put them into a glass jar and hold the magnet against the glass.

  • AstroMedia Steam Engine

    Price £35.95

    A steam engine made from cardboard, running with proper boiling steam - is that really possible? Oh yes!!!

    See for yourself: this model not only looks great, it also works, happily chuff-chuffing away. The boiler, made from an aluminium tin, has a magnetic safety valve. The aluminium fire box underneath holds five tea lights. Both are enclosed in a safety cage made from galvanised wire mesh. 

  • AstroMedia Solar...

    Price £4.49

    If you want to look straight into the sun, you should only do so with the proper eye protection. 

  • The heart of this unusual thermal engine is a thin ring of Nitinol wire (0.3mm). Some warm water is enough to make the Nitinol Engine run. Nitinol is an alloy of nickel and titanium which has exceptional properties: at low temperatures it is soft and bendy, but as soon as it is heated above a certain transition temperature, it instantly becomes hard and flexible like spring steel.

  • A superb pair of solar eclipse glasses fully CE approved for safe viewing of eclipses, transits and larger sunspots filtering out 100% of harmful UV whilst showing a true orange solar disk.

  • Set of 20 all-purpose permanent magnets made from a ceramic compound of iron oxide (ferrite). Ideal for homemade fridge magnets or for experiments with our iron filings (see above).

    Height: 4mm,  Diameter: 8mm