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 Post subject: Capsela
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:40 pm 
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Has anybody ever come across a construction toy called Capsela with mechanical parts inside perspex balls?


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 Post subject: Re: Capsela
Post Number:#2  PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:39 pm 
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I had a Capsela set when I was a kid back in the 80s. It was just the basic mechanical set with a motor and gearbox. Some time in the 90s you could get really flashy Capsela sets with infra red remote controls. I think there was one with a computer interface as well. Capsela appears to have been discontinued but you can find parts on ebay. There are even a few videos on YouTube.


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 Post subject: Re: Capsela
Post Number:#3  PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:25 pm 
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I asked my son if he knows anything about Capsela. After checking what it looks like on the internet, he said that his primary school had box of Capsela parts and somewhere we have a photo of a model he built with it. He can vaguely remember Capsela sets for sale about 10 years ago, possibly at the Science Museum. His primary school also had a giant wooden Meccano set with wheels and axles but no motors.


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 Post subject: Re: Capsela
Post Number:#4  PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:29 am 
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Thanks for the advice. Last weekend my son picked up a Capsela set from a local toy sale wanted to know more about it and where to buy parts for it.


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Post Number:#5  PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:21 pm 
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My son has Lego Mindstorms. He is interested in knowing whether any other children with AS build Lego Mindstorms machines.


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