ATR: All Terrain Robot
This robot is a good middle-ground for someone who wants to build a robot but doesn't want it to be a project requiring a myriad of tools and tons of time. Besides the mechanical and plastic parts included in the kit, all you need to provide are a diagonal cutter, a screwdriver, and 4 AA batteries. The instruction manual first outlines the steps (through pictures) of building the control box. Then it provides ten modules to build all of the pieces necessary for the robot the base module, gearbox module, track and arm modules, fork modules, and link modules. These modules are then used to build any of the three models possible the gripper, the rover, or the forklift. Instructions are included for assembly and disassembly of all three models so you can switch the robot back and forth as many times as you want. Once you've built a model, use the control box to move it forward or backward, turn right or left, or make the forklift lift or the gripper grab. The pieces are well-made and lend to easy construction and a sturdy end product. - Melissa
The RobotiKits from OWI have no comparison. For flawless assembly: 5 stars. For clarity of instructions: 5 stars. For durability of constructed robots: 5 stars. For robots that actually work as advertised: 5 stars. Let's face it - not all kits turn out as well as they are supposed to, but you can count on these kits going together and functioning with the perfection of precision engineered components. All kits come with a pre-assembled circuit board. Most components are made from plastic and either snap together, or hold in place with the provided screws. Some kits may require some additional tools listed below. What sort of knowledge will be gleaned while enjoying these fun kits? Gear structure, battery wiring, motor principles, electronic circuits, circuit block diagrams, and comprehending assembly instructions. Try one today! CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.