There is more to this little robot than meets the eye! This solar-powered robot lets budding green energy pioneers and robotic engineers build a range of silly creatures and traveling vehicles. Sort all the kit parts into the labeled baggies to make each build a breeze. And then start by building the drive box, aka the robot’s “head.” Kids can build one robot and easily change to another, zipping from turtle-bots to boat-bots, slither-bots to zombie-bots. With two skill levels, builders begin with amusing creatures and then challenge themselves with more complex robotic forms.
Also included are unique accessories that help the robot move on land and water. A transparent housing on the robot’s body helps curious makers see the movements of the gears in action. Kids learn about renewable energy while having a blastand solar power means no batteries required.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARDsmall parts not for children under 3 years.
For ages 10 and up. 6 1/2"W x 4"H x 4 1/2"D. No batteries required. Extensive instructions included. Some builders might find a diagonal cutting tool, long-nose pliers, and a screwdriver useful.
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Granddaughter has built a number of robots with no problems -- this one has such thin wiring that it is easily damaged and NOT fixable even by an electronics guy. Cute toy, nothing else. Checked online to see if a replacement motor was available -- answer is NO. We have 2 other of these robots which have been successful built and in good working order.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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