Domino Machine

  1. Grades 6-8
  2. Grades 9-12


What could be cooler than building a domino run? How about a friendly, wiggle-eyed robot that sets up your dominoes for you? Engineer your very own dazzling domino machine, then use it to lay out a variety of daring domino runs you design yourself! Ready to put your tip-top toppling skills to the test?

Why it’s awesome

  1. Engineered for fun

    This ‘bot cranks out perfectly-spaced dominoes with a grin.

  2. High-energy science

    Engineer your own creative chain-reaction contraptions.

  3. Stack, crash, repeat

    Build ‘em up, knock ‘em down, then play it again (and again).

What’s included?

  • wood set (16 pcs)

  • 2 plastic gears

  • crank wheel

  • motor

  • battery pack

  • 8 push washers

  • 17 rubber rings

  • 2 dowels

  • 6 rubber bands

  • 100 dominoes

  • screw

  • 3 zip ties

  • sticky foam sheet

  • screwdriver

  • 2 wiggle eyes

  • silicone sticker sheet

  • clear sticker sheet

  • illustrated instruction booklet

  • Tinker Zine

Topics explored

  1. Engineering

  2. Chain reactions

  3. Energy transfer

Additional details

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

When we were testing an early prototype, one of our coworkers said it looked like a cute robot spitting out dominoes. So they drew a face on it. From then on, the domino machine had a face!

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Domino runs set up for testing


Gears prototyped


Most dominos toppled in a single run

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