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Smart Robot Kit 4M Fun Mechanics Science Project Kit
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
Fun Mechanics Kit 4M Smart Robot Assemble your very own Smart Robot! Watch it speed around your house, turning left or right like magic as it bumps into obstacles. you could even make a maze to see if the smart robot can escape. Contains a top cover and base, a large axle, a metal weight, a battery case cover, motor housing, a half sphere (with switch hole) and a half sphere (without hole), motor with electric wires, screws, 1 soft plastic ring and detailed instructions. Item Size : 16.5 cm x 6 cm x 24 cm Ages 8 and above
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40 of 42 found the following review helpful:
Weird but InterestingJan 02, 2009
Although a little over priced it was fun for a while. The curious thing rolls around untill it hits something and then moves away. The picture of it makes you wonder how it moves. What it really makes it move is a small orb inside the outside casing that has a motor inside. This motor spins a small weight that causes it to move around. I bought this and found that the instructions weren't very descriptive so it was a bit tricky but still easy to build. The weird part was that the motor was almost already completely built. The one part that was kind of disappointing was that the casing was hard to but on. Then I realized it looked better without it. It was cool to see a sphere rolling around like it was ALIVE. You may have some problems with it like sudden malfunction but for once this toy actually comes with a trouble shoot that is HELPFUL!!! If you like this and are looking for more or are looking for something that gives you a little more "bang for your buck" then I recommend the "Hex Bug" which although it comes assembled it does a little more....
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Robotic ToyJun 03, 2009
By M. Murri
My little boy loves robots and I bought this for him last year, he loved it! It has survived my son and is still working just fine! He even took it to school to show the other kids. This is the kind of toy that helps kids understand and love science and math. Excellent toy.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
What a riotFeb 10, 2010
It's less and more than you expect it to be. Easy to assemble (5 minutes) this kit uses inertia from an asymetrically loaded motor to move and change direction. Requires a hard flat surface with walls to operate. A kitchen floor works great. It is educational and is a good step along the way for youngsters interested in robots.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
It lasted two monthsFeb 22, 2010
By P. Thompson
Grandma got this for one of my kids for Christmas...difficult to put together...my husband, the engineer, had a difficult time; there's no way my 7 and a half year old could have done it. Provided lots of entertainment, though (although i couldn't help thinking "I wish it was a Roomba instead, and actually vacuumming, too"...sorry, I'm a multitasker). Unfortunately, though, it is now broken (February). My husband once again, took it apart, found the plastic gears that make it go around are worn out, therefore, it doesn't sense things it should be going around, and gets stuck. Also makes a bad noise now.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Not a smart buy...Oct 16, 2010
By D. Robert Hollenbeck
I bought a "smart" robot and a planetarium toy from the same company. The motor on this one is so underpowered that it can't overcome the friction of the moving parts once they've been assembled. So once it's built, it doesn't go. The instructions suggested using a lubricant, but that just took us from broken-out-of-the-box to slimy-and-still-broken-out-of-the-box. Plus, as assembly is nothing but screwing bits of plastic together, it's not much of a 'science project' either. All my son learnt was some new vocabulary as we worked on it.
I'd accept we received a bad part, but the planetarium was junk too - the switch was broken (& not repairable) when we bought it.
Give this stuff a skip.
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