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|Welcome to one of the largest selections of robot kits on the internet!
Building a robot from a kit is one of the best ways to get involved with
robotics. Kits are also fun and educational. Our kits range from the
very simple Weasel and RocKit to
the moderately simple Robotic Arm and the more advanced
Robosapien. Many of these kits are
available in soldering and non-soldering versions!
The Ladybug Robot moves with its six legs and makes use of infrared emitting diodes as its eyes to avoid obstacles along its path. Ladybug automatically makes a turn the moment it detects an object in its path. It continues to move forward again when no obstacle is in the way.
Tank Robot Kit is a wireless infrared remote control kit. Its
microprocessor provides 4 different channels to have up to 4 Titan Tanks
fight each other at the same time. Each Titan Tank Robot Kit fires 8 shots
and is designed to make a sound when shooting. Once a Titan Tank is struck 4
times by an enemy tank, it will turn 360 degrees and make a sound like an
ambulance. When a Titan Tank "dies" it must be restarted in order to join
This Robotic Car is a great introduction to soldering as well as the basics of sound control and mechanical motion. The car has a microphone that feeds noise to the control circuitry. When a loud enough sound (like a clap) is heard it will cause the car to stop moving forward and reverse itself turning slightly left for a few seconds. Then the car will resume forward motion in a different direction. You can adjust the circuit sensitivity so that very soft or very loud noises will reverse the motion. Learn motor theory, transistor switching and R/C time constant circuits.
Tribotz is three robots in one!
* Avoider mode - In this mode, on-board sensors help Tribotz to avoid obstacles.
* Sound mode - Sounds dictate the direction of movement in this mode, as Tribotz changes direction in response to sound impulses.
* Line Tracer mode - Sensors enable the robot to follow a line drawn by a felt-tipped pen.
The TriBotz will react to sound impulses and objects in its way. It will
reverse away from a sound or obstruction and then move forward. Make a path
with a black felt-tip marker or black tape and
watch how infrared sensors allow the TriBotz to make corrections.
This kit contains wonderful instructions and
educational background information on each component.
Hydrazoid is an ideal introduction for someone wanting to investigate the fascinating world of robots and intelligent machines.
This kit introduces the fundamentals of sensor technology and shows how sensors, electronic circuit boards, and motors can be combined with carefully designed mechanical gears and shafts to produce a robot that walks and responds to sounds.
Clap your hands and watch Hydrazoid walk and then stop. How does it do that?
By assembling the robot you will find out what the different components in your robot do and how they work together to generate its behavior. You will also be introduced to basic electronics and mechanical design. When you have built and mastered the Hydrazoid, you will be ready to move on towards the more advanced robots that are used for research. Have fun!
Using only basic hand tools assemble this robot kit for a fun learning experience. LEDs and illuminated fiber optic antennas give the Hydrazoid a cool alien appearance. You'll feel like an engineer when you're done. Size: 7 inches tall x 6 inches long.
The Antoid is a unique, beginner-level robot kit that features obstacle detection and avoidance. Powered by two DC motors, the Antoid walks on six legs and avoids bumping into objects by detecting them with an infrared sensor. The robot walks forward until it detects an obstacle, at which point it backs up and turns before resuming its forward gait. By assembling the Antoid robot kit, you will gain an appreciation for basic sensors, gearboxes, and electronics.
The kit includes all the parts you need to put it together, including two pre-soldered circuit boards, two DC motors, and high-quality, durable plastic parts that screw together nicely, and a large front shell with a decidedly extraterrestrial look.
Because the printed circuit boards are pre-assembled, putting the Antoid
together is largely a mechanical project. All you will need are a small
Phillips screwdriver and wire cutters. The instructions are easy to
Introducing the fourth generation of the popular WAO programmable robot kits. WAO Kranius is a two-wheeled robot that you can program without a personal computer. The brain consists of an 8 bit micro-controller and keyboard with 33 tactile buttons. This bundle of brains can store up to 60 programming steps and 30 FOR-NEXT multiplex loops. In addition to its futuristic and powerful design, it features 6 vision sensors to see in front and below the robot. The forward looking "eyes" are two infrared LEDs and an infrared detector IC. The 4 floor light sensors enable it to distinguish the contrast of light and dark underneath its shell for line-following or other navigational clues.
This robot is more than just fun. Assembling, building, and following instructions help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Because it's programmable, one has to plan ahead, think systematically and logically, and develop problem-solving skills. Kranius will challenge you to think creatively.
The optional computer interface allows for dual
(computer and manual) control of the Kranius. It features
programming, saving, editing, and downloading capabilities using your
USB port. Operating System: Windows XP or VISTA
Jungle Robot is our newest edition to our award winning line of robotic and science kits.
Jungle Robot is a mysterious robot. One day, you may look up and catch a glimpse of Jungle Robot crossing hand-over-hand high across a string extended from tree to tree in the jungle mist. Another day, you can catch him walking through the fallen leaves on the ground. A microphone and printed circuit board controls your multi-function (walking or climbing) friend. When you think Jungle Robot is asleep, just cry Wake Up! Your robot will immediately start climbing or walking and wait for another command.
Jungle Robot is an excellent beginners robot. This robot kit can teach the basic principles of robotic sensing and locomotion. It features a pre-assembled printed circuit board, hardware, and mechanical drive system that can be handled by almost anyone from age 10 and up. Only basic hand tools are required for assembly.
OWI introduces to their award winning Beginner Series of educational electronic robot and science kits...RocKit Robot! The new futuristic style includes high performance and superior materials. RocKit Robot is a spunky little robot that you can build. Explore the fundamentals of robotics with this informative and entertaining robot kit.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up, RocKit Robot is an intelligent robot with a touch/sound sensor. If it comes in contact with an object or hears a loud noise (such as hands clapping), RocKit Robot automatically reverses, then turns before embarking on a new course. RocKit Robot is lots of fun from the moment it arrives. Requiring only basic hand tools, it includes step-by-step instructions, pre-assembled printed circuit board, condenser microphone, and an easy-to-assemble mechanical drive system. It's an ideal gift for the educator, hobbyist or budding scientist. Available in soldering and non-soldering versions.
The Institute for Childhood Resources has selected the RocKIT robot kit as a "Top Ten Creative Products" winner and "100 Best Children's Products" winner!
Weasel is a tenacious little robot warrior that includes two types of sensors that allow it to see a line or feel its way along walls and around corners. The contact sensor activates the wall-sensing micro switch to control the motors. It is the classic robot design using the Left Hand Rule to escape mazes. Underneath Weasel's sturdy plastic base, you will discover photo transistors that enable it to detect and follow a black line. Its three-speed gearbox will help navigate at the speed you determine.
Quick and easy to assemble, this is a beginner robot kit that makes a great entrant for robotic competitions, robotic workshops, after-school programs, special events, gifts, science enrichment camps, and classroom activities.
Weasel has been selected by the Children's Institute for Childhood Resources as one of the "100 Best Children's Products" and "10 Best Software/High Tech Products" for 2003. Requires two AA batteries (not included).
Moon Walker II has combined the technology of two sensors. It begins to walk when it detects a change in light intensity or sound commands. Moon Walker II continues it's four legged voyage until instructed by an internal timer to stop. This kit presents an engaging opportunity to learn about some of the mechanics, operation and history of robots.
When assembled, this robot uses a phototransistor to sense changes in light (such as turning on a lamp) and a condenser microphone to sense changes in sound (such as clapping). It converts those stimuli into electronic signals to power a motor. The sensitivity of the sensors is adjustable.
Specifications: Movement: 4 legs powered by crankshafts. Sensors: sound and light. Power Source: "AA" x 1 (not included). Size: 5" tall X 4" diameter. Power: About 210mA.
This award winning legged soccer robot has been redesigned to create more excitement and interaction. A new third motor is used to catch and shoot the soccer ball (included)!
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions allow you to build this exciting interactive robot. The Soccer Jr. Robot Kit has six operational legs, a retrieving and kicking mechanism, and a wired controller to activate movement and ball control. It runs forward, backward, turns left or right, and executes 360-degree turns. It will even help develop your hand/eye coordination skills. Play games, tournaments, and surprise friends with great moves. Order two for great one-on-one soccer action!
After you have perfected your shooting skills you may want to learn more about robots. Our highly acclaimed set of instructions allow you to explore robotics. Topics include: Discover the History of Robots; Mechanism of three motor drive systems; Mechanism of legged drive system; and Investigate Wired Remote Control Systems. No soldering required.
This cyber bug has a line tracking system and it is fortified with a multitude of sensors. Phototransistors enable it to detect a black line, and tracking memory allows it to memorize its last track of the black line. Two red LEDs flash to tell you which side of the light sensor is activated. What this all means is that Hyper Line Tracker is the fastest line navigator that we have ever seen.
Hyper Line Tracker follows a course of your own design! Make a path with a black felt marker or black tape and watch how light sensors enable the robot's motors to make course corrections. By using a light emitter, light sensor circuitry, and tracking memory, it demonstrates how robots "see" a pathway.
Specifications: Movement: 2 wheels driven by 2 DC motors. Control: LED/photo transistor, tracking memory. Power Source: "AA" x 4 each (not included). Size: H4.3" x L6.1" x W6.3". Power Consumption: (circuit) 60mA, (mechanical) 300mA. Available in soldering and non-soldering versions.
"Cool" just got even cooler with the invention of Spider III, the third generation in the quest to offer the most advanced design and technology available. Spider III emits a light sensor beam to detect obstacles in front of it. Detecting an object causes the robot to turn and continue in a new direction.
Specifications: Movement: 3 legs on each side powered by crank shafts, 2 DC motors. Power: "AA" battery x 2 each, 9v x 1 each (not included). Control: infrared/photo transistor. Size: H4.3" x L5.5" x W3.9". Available in soldering and non-soldering versions.
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