Bristlebot (10 Pack)
Consider these as "no frills" robotics kits for your youngest roboticist! Each set contains only basic components - such as motors and solar cells - to create adorable, personalizable robots with. This emphasis on simplicity reduces build times (about 10 minutes per set), allows kids to build it themselves with no or little adult aid, and narrows the focus to the basic concepts at work. However, these are to be considered "buildable robotic toys" more so than educational kits. Use them as fun supplements, or a cursory introduction for youngsters to check for deeper interest!
Bristlebots are small robots made by combining a toothbrush head and vibrating motor. By changing the position of the pipe cleaner arms, Bristlebots will travel in circles, straight lines, or scoot around randomly. What can you make your Bristlebot do? Bristlebots are great for teaching engineering, motors, circuits, and principles of balance.
NOTE: Bristlebots do not require tools to build. The toothbrush head comes pre-cut, and motor wires have exposed ends to connect to the battery.
Build Time: 5-15 minutes
Age Range: 9+
Tools Needed: None