Teach Tech King Lizard Robot Kit

Teach Tech King Lizard Robot Kit

# 062175

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Item #: 062175
Grades: 5-AD

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Choking Hazard
  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Are you into robotics, but don't just want another nameless, bumbling, human-shaped thing? Perhaps you crave something that mimics nature's many wonders like a Frilled Lizard robot. Well, amazingly, you've found that exact thing! Once assembled, this interactive robot can be set on two modes: "defense mode" and "pet mode". When set to "defense mode" this little guy will detect threats and respond accordingly by backing away, opening its mouth, puffing its frill, and running! On "pet mode" this reptile companion is a bit friendlier, albeit still cautious. It will still display its frill when feeling threatened, but when it feels safe it will follow you around adoringly. Although the recommended age range is 10 and up, it is worth noting that assembly is somewhat complex and requires time, patience, and vigilance. Instructions are diagrammed pictures, so little reading is required. However, there are some recommended tools not included. These are a diagonal cutter, a Phillips head screwdriver, a knife, and a hammer. In addition, the robot requires four AAA batteries (not included). The perfect gift for a robotics/model lover, a reptile lover, or someone looking to entertain their cats! Winner of Creative Child and Dr. Toy Awards in 2015.

Publisher Description:

Native to Australia, chalamydosaurus kingii or frilled lizard is one of the wackiest lizards to roam planet Earth. So in order to keep young lizard enthusiasts out of harm's way, OWI has created a freakish robot lizard that is fun to play with. The Kingii Dragon Robot is a smart super lizard with artificial intelligence (AI). Similar to the original from Australia, when this robot feels threatened, it gapes its mouth, flashes its eyes, and dramatically spreads and flaps its frill (pleated material that encircles its head) in a threatening manner. If you are not intimidated by these shenanigans, it then turns around, front and back legs erratically move as if it were scampering away from danger. Let us introduce you to the 2015 Toy of the Year as selected by Creative Child Magazine and 10 Best Educational and 100 Best Children's Products by Dr. Toy.

Kingii Dragon Robot by OWI has an infrared sensor that is programmed to "escape" or "follow-me". If the infrared sensor is activated in the "escape" mode the robot will automatically act "shocked!", spreading its frill, dropping its jaw, illuminates its bicolor LED eyes and will scurry away until it escapes to a safe distance. If the infrared sensor is switched to the "follow-me" mode using the 2 way function switch, then the robot will assess danger by bluffing the attacker (unfurling and shaking its frill). When the robot does not sense danger it might approach you like a pet lizard.

Thank goodness, that unlike the wacky frilled lizard that roams in Australia's tropical woodland, OWI's Kingii Dragon Robot is whimsically kooky and fun to build.

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Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
5
Grade End
AD
EAN
756619012735
Format
Other
Brand Name
Elenco
Weight
1.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.19" x 14.75" x 3.0"
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
requested by child
Delores M on Dec 13, 2018
Price was very good. Cheaper than other web sites.
Judith F on Nov 27, 2018
requested by child
Delores M on Dec 13, 2018
He wanted a robotic dragon.
Melissa E on Dec 7, 2018
Price was very good. Cheaper than other web sites.
Judith F on Nov 27, 2018
This is a gift for a granddaughter.
David N on Jul 24, 2018
nephew's birthday :)
Julia J on Dec 3, 2017
Son chose this item
Valerie M on Nov 28, 2017
grandson wanted it for Christmas
Sandra G on Nov 27, 2017
A friend gave one to her grandson and it is very cool and he had a blast putting it together. Now I want to give one as a gift.
Sue C on Dec 27, 2016
grandson wanted this
sue b on Dec 12, 2016
Christmas gift
Terra-Leigh B on Dec 9, 2016
requested
Janet A on Dec 5, 2016
My kids thought it looked fun and it looks educational as well.
Kristi C on Dec 4, 2016
Grandchild picked this item.
Sylvia S on Nov 28, 2016
Looks like a fun gift for a 6th grader!
Paul D on Nov 14, 2016
My son saw it in the magazine and we got it for his birthday.
Kimberly T on May 25, 2016
For my husband for chtistmas
Eileen S on Dec 19, 2015
Christmas present for my brother
Alexandria L on Dec 16, 2015
requested by user
Christine A on Dec 7, 2015
Our 11 year old saw it in the Rainbow Resource Christmas Catalog and circled it several times. He loves robotics and this looks like a fun project for him.
Mrs Emily A R on Nov 29, 2015
it looked cute in your catalog. My son is really into tinkering.
Suvia E on Nov 13, 2015
He wanted a robotic dragon.
Melissa E on Dec 7, 2018
This is a gift for a granddaughter.
David N on Jul 24, 2018
What age is this best suited for?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At least 10 and up if you want it be an almost independent activity. My daughter built it last year as a 10 (almost 11) year old. She had her dad cut all the pieces out of the plastic sheets but she cut off all the leftover plastic nubs herself. There are some fairly small pieces. She built the whole robot herself with just a bit of help with reading the directions and some help attaching the frill piece and some of the stickers (if the kid is particular about them looking very neat).
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Fun for the Entire Family
A great gift for the older child to learn to assemble robotic parts, but anyone old enough to use remote control & respect the robot will have fun with it, including mom & dad!
November 7, 2018
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