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- Build real machines that will teach you how linkages and springs work together
- 100 piece kit includes 24 page full-color instructions
- Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
Use Springs and Linkages to Build an Amazing Jumping Robot
Build a Jumping Robot and six other functional models using the same 100 mechanical components — the spring, cams, and motor — to perform tasks and demonstrate physical science principles firsthand. The full-color, 24-page instruction manual provides step-by-step illustrated assembly instructions.
Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). For ages 8+.
Build an energetic bouncing robot that uses an electric motor and a spring loaded mechanism to jump forward in a continuous motion. Watch the robot crouch down, compress its coil spring, and store up energy. Then see how it instantly extends its legs and releases the stored energy all at once, launching itself upward and forward. Experiment with the metal coil spring to discover how the robot’s jumping mechanism works. See if the robot can jump over objects in an obstacle course you design for it. Learn about elasticity, potential and kinetic energy, the spring constant, cams, and linkages.
Construct a car that moves forward on spiral-shaped wheels. Build a crab that moves sideways, a kicking machine that uses the spring loaded mechanism to propel an object away, and a grappler claw that grabs onto things. Assemble a fun amusement park ride that spins around using the electric motor. Learn about the physics of force, mass, and weight by making and experimenting with a spring scale.
WARNING: Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.
|Price Range||$50 - $75|
|Age Range||8 And Up|