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Table Top Robot

Table Top Robot

Spring 2014 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Price: $18.00

The Tabletop Robot by 4M is a kit for creating a crab-like robot that crawls around ledges with an acrobat's sense of balance. The kit comes with 8 legs, 2 claws, 2 gears, 2 axles, 1 chassis with the motor installed, a metal wire antenna, 3 screws, 2 terminal caps, a case for the battery and a clear cover for the top, to create this crustacean designed to creep around elevated platforms like tables while sensing the edges so it doesn't fall off. Fair warning, the kit is challenging for even seasoned builders and requires a tiny, not included, screwdriver. The end justifies the means though, as young builders will enjoy the finished product of the small, smart robot along with the "How Does It Work" and "Fun Facts" sections of the instruction booklet.

Melissa Strunc   ©2014 Parents' Choice

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4M Industrial Development Limited

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