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These kits are designed for beginning builders who need to learn how to use simple hand tools and to follow detailed instructions. These kits are recommended for children 12 or above, but many kids as young as 7 have successfully built these kits (and developed a lot of self confidence) with hands-on help from a parent or grandparent.

These kits produce real robots which run, move and interact with their environment. They are not programmable, so they only perform behaviors which have been preprogrammed by the manufacturer.
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Mechanical Beetle - Obstacle Evading Type from Tamiya



Walks while swinging its horn to avoid obstacles

This amazing beetle-robot walks with its four legs while swinging its horn. When it bumps into an obstacle, it turns around automatically and will continue walking. Horn, legs and body on which the gearbox is mounted employ transparent-colored parts, giving the beetle a funky look. Reverse switch is also transparent, giving you a peek at the beetle's internal mechanisms. Assembly is very simple with use of screws and snap-lock parts. Catalog number: 4751. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 71103.

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Mechanical Dog - Four Leg Walking Type from Tamiya



The four-legged mechanical dog is fun to build and run while also demonstrating clever mechanical systems. The dog walks by transferring motor revolution to reciprocating motion via a crank and linkage rod. The main body and legs are made of transparent yellow parts to allow viewing of internal mechanisms. Construction is simple as parts can easily be attached with screws. Wiring has also been made simple. Catalog number: 4754. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 71101.

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Mechanical Dog - Four Leg Walking Type

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Mechanical Ostrich - Two Leg Walking Type from Tamiya



Long-legged ostrich's walking style realistically rendered.

The 2-leg walking-type Mechanical Ostrich is fun to build and run while also demonstrating clever mechanical systems. Motor rotating power is transferred to the legs via crank plates to make the ostrich walk. Legs and body on which the gearbox is mounted employ transparent-colored parts, giving the ostrich a funky look. Reverse switch is also transparent, giving you a peek at the ostrich's internal mechanisms. Assembly is very simple with use of screws and snap-lock parts. Catalog number: 4753. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 71104.

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Mechanical Ostrich - Two Leg Walking Type

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Mechanical Racehorse from Tamiya



The latest and fastest release in the Robocraft Series, this galloping racehorse with jockey is loads of fun to build, loads of fun to play with, and educational too! Employing left and right legs moving at the same time, the legs and wheel base have been designed for stability and faster running. Catalog number: 2377. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 71112.

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Mechanical Racehorse

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Mechanical Tiger from Tamiya



Tamiya now presents the Mechanical Tiger as its next addition to the Robocraft Series. Power from the rotating motor is transferred to the legs via crank plates to make the tiger walk. Tiger's body parts have been molded with yellow semi-transparent plastic, giving the tiger a futuristic look. Assembly is very simple with use of screws and snap-lock parts. Run on flat, smooth surfaces. Avoid running over slopes, on bumpy roads or on thick carpet. Catalog number: 2376. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 71109.

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Aerial Ropeway (Tram) Passenger Cabin Set from Tamiya



This kit provides a chassis and pulley drive for an arial tram. The 3.9" x 2.4" plastic base holds the motor, pully tower, three poition switch (forward-off-reverse) and one AA battery. The car body is simple cardboard box printed in black and white which you cut-out, glue and optionally color. A length of string is provided for the ropeway which you attach to your own towers - such as a chairs or doorknobs. Catalog number: 2235. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 70120.

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Aerial Ropeway (Tram) Passenger Cabin Set

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Bulldozer Kit from Tamiya



The Remote Controlled Bulldozer kit utilizes a pre-wired 2-channel remote system to enable forward/reverse and left/right movement. Powered by two FA-130 motors, this machine is sure to move mountains while teaching how a tracked vehicle works. The bushings, bulldozer blade and arms are all made of a high quality plastic material. Catalog number: 2147. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 70104.

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Power Shovel Bulldozer Kit from Tamiya



A common vehicle at construction sites, the Power Shovel/Dozer kit moves like its full-scale counterpart. The 3-channel remote system enables forward/reverse and left/right movement and it also raises the shovel up and down. The adjuster rod on the shovel changes the angle of the shovel creating the dumping action. Catalog number: 2021. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 70107.

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Power Shovel Bulldozer Kit

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Remote Controlled Forklift Kit from Tamiya



Utilizing a 3-channel, self-centering remote system, the Remote Controlled Forklift moves forward/reverse, left/right and the fork moves up/down. The fork is moved by the use of a threaded rod, giving the forklift the ability to lift up to 100g. Assembly is simple, with a preformed plastic body and easy-to-assemble gearbox. Catalog number: 2019. Brand: Tamiya. Brand's Part Number: 70115.

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Remote Controlled Forklift Kit

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Binary Player Robot Kit from OWI Robots



Binary Player a two wheeled robot that follows patters that you "program" using a marker pen. You tell the robot what to do by filling-in rectangles on a slip of paper that you put inside the robot. Programming a path is simple and fun but if you pay attention you can learn about programmed logic, binary arithmetic and robotic sensors. Program discs can be copied from the instruction manual, printed on your computer or drawn by hand using templates included with the kit.

Easy to assemble, this beginner level robot makes a great project for robotic competitions, science fairs, after-school programs and classrooms. Catalog number: 2186. Brand: OWI Robots. Brand's Part Number: OWI-9875. Requires two AA batteries, not included.

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Binary Player Robot Kit

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Solar Powered Toy Robot Kits


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Frightened Grasshopper Mini Solar Robot Kit from OWI Robots



Eyes jiggle, legs wiggle, and antennas sway to-and-fro is the combo tango-jitterbug-frightened-grasshopper dance. It is unmistakably an attention-grabber. Pint-sized and power to pack a punch, this enticingly amusing solar bug will surely capture your heart. Turn on its power switch (the sun) and you will smile like there is no tomorrow. This frolicking fancy is easy to assemble and demonstrates an alternative energy principle. No batteries and tools required and less than ten parts to snap together. Catalog number: 4647. Brand: OWI Robots. Brand's Part Number: OWI-MSK670. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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Frightened Grasshopper Mini Solar Robot Kit

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Super Solar Racing Car Mini Robot Kit from OWI Robots



ZOOOOOOMM! Super Solar Racing Car has surprising speed. In fact, you might catch yourself saying, Woo Wee that little sucker must be super charged with one of those fancy high performance engines. If you did, in fact, think such a thought, you are partly correct. One source of such power is derived from the suns powerful rays of light. Thank goodness you can control this speedster from any dangerous mishaps by shielding its power source and immediately depressing its brakes to stop. Super Solar Racing Car is easy to assemble and demonstrates alternative energy principles. No batteries and tools required and less than a dozen parts to assemble. Catalog number: 4648. Brand: OWI Robots. Brand's Part Number: OWI-MSK671. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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Super Solar Racing Car Mini Robot Kit

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Attacking Inch Worm Mini Solar Robot Kit from OWI Robots



Dangerous? Youve got to be kidding me? An inch worm?... Attacking Inch worm has orange spiky limbs to ward off any predator who seeks to challenge it as a delectable delight. Its initial defensive mechanism may fool intruders for a moment, but still requires a way to heed out of harms way. The suns rays power this mini solar kit to slither along to safety. The mechanical movements simulate the movements of its soft-bodied derivative. Because its home is above ground, Attacking Inch Worm has a hard plastic body to protect itself. This slender creeping animal is the next logical kit if you have already assembled the Super Solar Racing Car (OWI-MSK671) or the Frightened Grasshopper (OWI-MSK670). It demonstrates alternative energy principles. No batteries required and less than fifty parts to assemble. Catalog number: 4650. Brand: OWI Robots. Brand's Part Number: OWI-MSK673. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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Happy Hopping Frog Mini Solar Robot Kit from OWI Robots



Almost comical, this little green amphibian friend leaps with a joyful sense of freedom. Using its hind legs and rubber feet, Happy Hopping Frog jiggles its eyes as a dog would wag its tail acknowledging its love and appreciation to its owner. The tailless, leaping mini solar kit is activated by the power of the suns rays; no batteries required. Happy Hopping Frog is the next logical kit if you have already assembled the Super Solar Racing Car (OWI-MSK671) or theFrightened Grasshopper (OWI-MSK670). It demonstrates alternative energy principles. No batteries required and have approximately twenty-five parts to assemble. Catalog number: 4649. Brand: OWI Robots. Brand's Part Number: OWI-MSK672. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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Happy Hopping Frog Mini Solar Robot Kit

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Walking King Crab Mini Solar Robot Kit from OWI Robots



Methodically, eight legs work in harmony to create a ballet style tippy-toe movement. Similar to its cousin from Alaska, the suns rays will make it scurry along to safe passage. If you were thinking about dipping its legs in melted butter and garlic, youd be disappointed with a mouth full of high density plastic. Walking King Crab is the next logical kit if you have already assembled theSuper Solar Racing Car (OWI-MSK671) or the Frightened Grasshopper (OWI-MSK670). It is powered by a mini solar cell (included) and demonstrates alternative energy principles. No batteries required and less than thirty-five parts to assemble. Catalog number: 4646. Brand: OWI Robots. Brand's Part Number: OWI-MSK669. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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Walking King Crab Mini Solar Robot Kit

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