Maker Studio

Hi, I’m artist and designer Amanda Turner, owner of Pint Size Art, and presenter/creator of Art Activate. I’m thrilled to partner with ThinkFun to create fun and challenging Maker Studio projects that you can try at home. Check out how below.

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Here’s everything you need to make The Rowing Man!

Recreate him step by step with your own imagination and style!

Check out this step by step video on how the Rowing Man mechanism works, and how to build it yourself using the Maker Studio Propeller Set.

To make it easier, you can watch this video in 2 parts below: Part 1 - The Mechanism Explained, and Part 2 - How to Build the Mechanism.

Download the PDF to help you follow along.

Watch this video on how to decorate your Rowing Man, then come up with your own fun designs.

Download this PDF to help you follow the steps in the video to decorate your creation.

Share your creations with us! We’d love to see what you come up with, and celebrate your designs with everyone.

Check out more great Maker Studio projects!

About Maker Studio

Maker Studio is a new kind of construction toy—free-form and open-minded to help stimulate your little Maker’s creativity. We supply all the engineering parts—gears, wheels and frames. It’s up to your little Maker to supply the imagination.



Propellers Set
Winches Set
Gears Set