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DIY Intermediate-Level Mechanical Robot Beetle Kit
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. A link rod attached to the front right leg allows the horn to move right and left and when it bumps into an obstacle, the beetle automatically turns to avoid it. 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. Cable ends are rubber capped with cut areas pre-marked for easy wiring. You can choose between 2 different running speeds - high and low. A reverse switch also allows backward movement. The Beetle is recommended for use on flat, smooth surfaces. Avoid running over slopes or on bumpy roads. Enclose the beetle in 4 walls to have it run around in the same space.
Total length: 195mm. Total weight: 110g (w/ out batteries). Body material: ABS resin. Includes gearbox, motor, and reverse switch. Requires one AA battery (not included) which provides continuous running time of 3hrs. at low speed/1hr. at high speed.