Smartivity Clickety Flix Retroscope

Item #3156367


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retroscope kit in motion


  • Intermediate level assembly skills required - 'Best Built Together'
  • 167 parts - no tools or batteries required
  • Made from easy to assemble laser cut wood
  • Includes templates to create your own cartoons

A Fun Blend of Engineering and the Arts

Inspired by the antique Kinetoscope movie viewers, this kit enables you to assemble your own gear-driven movie machine playing cartoons of your own design. Once assembled, rotate the handle and you’ll watch the photo frames play as an animated movie! Includes 2 sets of pre-made cartoon panels plus one set of blanks for your own creation (the blank backsides of the panels also serve as additional cartoon templates.

Features 167 parts and 66-page illustrated manual. Assembled model measures approx. 9.5” x 9.5” x 4.25”. Entry level assembly skills are required but this project is best built together with an adult. Assembly Challenge: Low (1 hour)

No batteries needed. For ages 8+.


What makes Clickety Flix Retroscope unique?

This project helps children develop fine motor and cognitive skills as well as spatial awareness while encouraging creativity. Plus, it’s FUN! Kids will enjoy exploring concepts in persistence of vision, animation and simple machines. Kids can also express themselves by colorfully decorating their completed model with paint or markers (not included).


The Smartivity line of STEM model kits are specifically designed as entry level construction projects for 8-11-year olds. We recommend building them along with your child. The wood components are laser-cut for a precision fit. Their ‘no-tool’ assembly allows kids to focus in on the actual process. All parts are connected using different sized rubber bands and plastic snap clips – no glue is needed. The step-by-step illustrated instructions are easy to follow. Each kit is a working model that demonstrates STEM concepts.

The end result: Quality time well spent together



From Greg our Scientifics Catalog Manager:

“Although fully capable of assembling them independently, my 10-year old son and I assembled each of these Smartivity kits together – and we had a blast! Each took 1-2 hours to build and resulted in an interactive model my child was both eager and proud to demonstrate. My highest recommendation!"


Part of the SMARTIVITY series of kits.

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More Information
Age Range 8 And Up
Price Range $25-$50

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