With Christmas approaching fast, here are some robots on my wish list:
The world’s smallest robot lab, with 15 ingenious motorised robotic builds.
Mix and match the teeny tiny mechanical pieces to design and build 15 different miniature robots, each with its own hilarious purpose. Complete with fold out instructions illustrated by robotic mice, this wicked 26 piece set will teach you to make a High-5 Bot and many more. Explore engineering concepts with this adorable set that is big on science, and tiny on tools. You’ll be nuts and bolts about it!
Build your very own little robots using the energy of solar power.
This great beginners’ introduction to solar power technology requires no batteries, glue or screws for assembly – instead you build the kit with easy to connect pieces. Each of the four robotic designs come with active movements and a safe mechanical gearbox. The Robot features walking legs and moving wheels, the T-Rex and Rhino Beetle both have walking legs and opening jaws, while the Drill vehicle has a turning drill with moving wheels. Fun way to learn.
Challenge your engineering skills and construct and control your own robotic arm!
No motor or battery required, all you need is water to power this mechanical masterpiece. The clearly illustrated instructions show you how to assemble the pieces, allowing you to take a closer look at how hydraulic power works. Once completed, use the different levers to manoeuvre the arm through six axes of movement with great accuracy. You can lift objects that weigh up to 50g with the gripper or switch to the sucker cup attachment to elevate items with smooth surfaces. Possibilities for your ingenuity are endless!
Build a clever intelligent robot that walks, follows and explores with great interaction.
This colourful build kit comes with an easy to follow instruction manual and takes one to two hours to complete. Standing 16cm tall, Tobbie the robot walks on six legs and has two interactive modes. In ‘Follow Me’ he will happily trail along after anyone that closely approaches him. In ‘Explore’, he roams using his intelligent infrared sensors to avoid obstacles and turns aside when coming across anything that blocks his way. With fun sounds and effects and LED eyes, very satisfying to build and great fun to play with. Smart!
This interactive mini bot can move, dance, spin and talk. Clap your hands, and the robot will respond with a lit-up face! Use the voice playback feature to store up to three recordings. The robot will repeat your words in its silly robot voice. Download the free app on your smartphone or tablet for even more fun–control your robot’s movement and select the dance you want it to perform! That’s one clever little robot and an adorable little friend.