Updates for Gakken Kit #37

The Gakken Otona no Kagaku site has updated with the newest Theo Jansen mini-Beest kit – the Animaris Imperio. The main page has links to the official promo video, and the info page has the link to the assembly instructions (60 minute suggested assembly time).

One thing that surprises me is that the Otona no Kagaku site doesn’t yet have a link to volume 2 of the Science Live series. It’s been out for close to a week now, so there’s no reason not to have a dedicated page for it. But, whatever. I’ve seen the mook in the bookstore here in Kagoshima. It looks nice, but there’s more text than photos, so it’s not quite as visually impressive as vol. 1 is. It’s harder to find, though. Vol. 1 is in the science magazines section of the Junkudo shop, but vol. 2 is in with the physics textbooks. I might pick it up just to see if I can read the section on the Higgs Boson.

One nice thing as that the “Next Up” page has updated to show kit #38. It’s the radio wave flap clock. This one looks like it may be a challenge – it’s the old-style flip-card type of clock that has the time printed on little sheets of plastic that are advanced one sheet at a time. Apparently, it’ll be powered by radio transmissions. Tentatively scheduled for a Spring release. 84 page mook. No suggested retail price.


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