Item description for Ultimate Robot Kit by David Eckold...
All you need to make 5 amazing robots. -- Robots are everywhere and kids can?t get enough of them! The Ultimate Robot Kit comes with everything you need to build four robots: from plastic gears to a power pod, from cardboard frames to instruction cards with detailed photographs. Once you?ve mastered the BounceBot, CreepycrawlyBot, KnotBot and Gobblebot, use the extra pieces and create a fifth robot of your own design ? the possibilities are endless! -- Also included is the ?Robot File?, an informative book that explains the origins of robots, how they work, and how robots change our lives. The sturdy, simple cardboard and plastic components allow children to design and build working mechanical models quickly and easily, while they discover the essential robot skills of mobility, manipulation, programming, and intelligence. -- Includes: power unit, plastic gears, dowels, disks, bodywork, and stickers. These components combine to produce five amazingly talented robots. -- The topics explored support the Science and Technology Curriculum.
Outline From the depths of the deep blue sea to the mysterious world of space, robots are up to the task of exploring, traveling, saving lives, or making life easier for human beings. David Eckhold's Ultimate Robot Kit makes life a whole lot more fun for human beings! This giant kit includes almost everything needed to construct four amazing robots, as well as a 24-page "Robot File," which explains the origins of robots, how they work, and how they are going to change our lives. Twelve instruction cards offer clear step-by-step directions to create the marvelous BounceBot, CreepycrawlyBot, KnotBot, and GobbleBot. Sturdy, simple cardboard and plastic components allow children to design and build working mechanical models quickly and easily, while they discover the essential robot skills of mobility, manipulation, programming, and intelligence. Building the first four bots gives kids the know-how to design a robot to their own specifications, and might even put these future engineers on a thrilling career path! (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
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Format: Box set
Studio: DK CHILDREN
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13.6" Width: 10.7" Height: 3.2" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2001
Publisher DK Children
ISBN 0789479451 ISBN13 9780789479457 UPC 635517079456
Availability 0 units.
More About David Eckold
David Eckold's educational equipment can be found in classrooms around the world. He developed the brilliant TechCard construction system and is the creator of both the Ultimate Robot Kit and the Robot Challenge Kit.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ultimate Robot Kit?
Not 5 separate robots Dec 12, 2006
Just to clear up a misconception ... this does NOT make 5 separate robots, but rather, 5 different robots one at a time. You have to reuse various parts. The product label is misleading.
Ultimate Frustration Jan 8, 2006
The parts are cheap, the models built are flimsy and the motor is flaky. After the 2nd robot, the motor no longer works. I bought this solely based on the quality products that DK produces. This is not one of them.
Perfect answer to "I want to build a robot" Feb 5, 2005
My 8 year old daughter has been asking and asking for a robot building kit. She is entirely happy with this kit and the robots we built. "The Ultimate Robot Kit" contains several robots, each of which is fairly simple to build. The build time required is appropriate for a young child's short attention span. No, these aren't sturdy "last forever" robots but, seriously, if you kept every project, drawing, and happy-meal toy forever, you'ld be up to your ears in stuff.
This kit satisfied my daughter's desire to build a robot, operate a robot, and understand how robots work.
Rubish, don't waste your money Dec 30, 2004
The packaging and promise of this kit to build "robots" just didn't live up to its hype.
The pieces are flimsy and don't stay together, the makers obviously never did testing to watch people try and put this together. I worked hard to do this with my seven year old and the first robot we built didn't work or even stay together...
A complete waste of money.
Birthday Present! Nov 5, 2002
I got this kit about a month ago for my 14th birthday. The parts are a little hard to work with but with a little patience I had no trouble making everything work just like it was supposed to work. I still tinker with it and I am going to enter it as my science fair project. I like robots!