Captain Roam-E-O (Mini Solar Kit)
Explore the surface of earth with this solar powered rover! This kit offers great experience in the world of gearing and motorization! The robotic rover features 4-wheel drive, 6-wheel suspension, adjustable arms and a solar panel. Wire cutters or another type of cutting tool might be necessary to clip off excess plastic burs on parts. Kit includes all necessary building parts, and a detailed instruction manual. 67 assembly parts. Finished rover measures 4.13" x 2.97" x 3.11".
Navigating planet Earth on two legs or less is a humanistic challenge. After failing to find love on Mars, OWI's CAPTAIN ROAM-E-O has landed on our native soil to show us its roving glory. CAPTAIN ROAM-E-O is a romantic all-terrain solar vehicle, equipped with 6-Wheel mechanical suspension and 4-wheel drive system. After building the 4.13 inch x 2.97 inch x 3.11 inch kit, it is competent to conquer and go beyond boundaries of other solar kits. It is ideal for a do-it-yourself science fair, after-school, or summer workshop project with the bonus gift of learning mechanical transmission and electrical motor theory. Experts believe that the retention of child's learning experience is multiplied if they can coordinate reading with actual hands on experience. With only 67 assembly parts, it's a wonderful instrument for the beginner enthusiast 8 years and up, and a gateway to ignite opportunities in fun learning.
What's better than a beginner robotics kit that's entertaining, easy-to-do, and requires no batteries? I fell in love with these kits at a trade show. The completed models stood in trays, and when a halogen light was held over them, the frightened grasshopper "chittered" along, the frog hopped, and the super solar racing car would have been off the table and away down the aisle if it wasn't contained! The newest addition to this series is the Flapping Sea Gull which attaches to your window with a suction cup so you can watch it "fly." Kits contain all pieces needed to assemble them (no tools or batteries required!), including small solar panels. They can be assembled in an hour or two, and when complete can be placed in the sun for instant fun. Watch out though, that car is fast. -Jess CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
It has been winter here so the robot gears have been the only thing we have seen move. Twice on an especially sunny day. The movement lasted less than 5 seconds. It’s hard to determine if it really works we may not know until summer. Either way it was fun to build, looks great, and hopefully will work when the sun comes out for longer periods.
I’m not certain if I would purchase this again, but I probably would. I would not gift it to anyone though. Certainly not a 6 year old.
Hope this helps!
over 2 years ago