This kit comes with a number of press out cardboard bits, a small two direction remote chassis and a small book.
The remote chassis is the kind that turns when you reverse it - this is the only way to turn - so the chassis is very limited, but would be fun for younger kids.
The book guides you through building a robot onto the remote chassis with double sided tape, as well as props and parts to build an obstacle course and a few challenges to steer the robot through.
This kit is capitalising of course on the Robot Wars idea. For a very young builder - it may inspire confidence, and give them a bit of quick satisfaction building. Although the cardboard is not really going to last all that long, and the tape does eventually loose its stickiness.
Price wise - the book is obviously cheaper than a Lego Mindstorms Kit but this kit is a bit of a stopgap, and will leave someone looking for something a bit more challenging and versatile.
The robot can be constructed in a single Sunday afternoon - and also contains a reward card/log book for scoring - encouraging a bit of competition with rank stripes stickers to go on the robot and two different cardboard covers for the remote unit.
|Robot Warrior Kit||David Eckold, DK Multimedia||The Original Kit|
|Robot Challenge Kit||David Eckold, DK Multimedia||A Similar kit|
Time to build your own robot! Using a Raspberry Pi with parts and some time, you can use my book to learn how to make and program a robot with automatic behaviours.