★★★★ 58 real customer reviews average rating: 3.5 stars
4 Stars By beatriz on 2017-03-29
sencillo juguete pero imaginativo.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-08-07
fun idea for
Cheap, fun idea for. Stocking stuffer.
5 Stars By Annamarie M. on 2015-12-22
5 Stars By cheeren on 2015-08-02
Great tinker toy
5 Stars By krista on 2017-03-24
this thing is tiny but it sure moves fast!
4 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2015-05-30
Interesting robot, simple but makes use of a chemical reaction to power motor. Worth investigating with children why does the power cell cause the motor to move. It's a one shot thing, this is why I gave it a four not a five.
5 Stars By Sfarelo on 2017-02-15
really nice toy but really need adults supervision
5 Stars By Amy Shoemaker on 2017-01-27
Gave as a gift for my nephew. He loves it!!
4 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2014-01-12
Not a Robot (but still Cool)
It's not a robot! It's a robot-shaped vehicle! The cool part is that you build the battery and wire the circuit, not that you end up with a robot.
The box says for ages 8 and up, but my 6-year-old got it for Christmas.
Size: the box says, in a corner on the back, that the "robot" is 54mm (just over 2") tall when assembled. that seems accurate.
The parts need a good force to clip them together. The 6-y-o couldn't do much of the assembling (only the battery and arms) because the clips were too stiff.
I found the directions not as straightforward as I'd prefer. ***In Step 6, "battery" is "battery holder"*** More pictures would have been nice (I'm a mechanical engineer). I'm not sure why the wheels were put on first so the thing rolls away every time you try to build something else on.
"Operation" instructions were a little too vague for me (perhaps not an 8-year-old though). "Pour some water in a cup. Add some salt and stir to make the salt dissolve. Keep adding salt until no more salt will dissolve." Hot or cold water? How much is a start? Turns out warm water was the wrong choice. We got so much salt in that water that the vehicle was spinning wheels too fast to stay upright for a few minutes. Supposedly each set of electrodes is good for about an hour, but we burned through the first set in 10-15 crazy minutes (I assume due to the warm water thing).
There's a nice troubleshooting section. I was hoping we'd need to use it, because it's a good lesson - in the real world things don't usually work out first time (or second, or third), but ours had no problems.
I really like the "How it Works" and "Fun Facts" sections. "How it Works" talks about the specific type of battery (aluminum-air), and "Fun Facts" has more general battery facts.
Build time was less than 20 minutes letting the kid try every step and do as much as she could.
4 Stars By Director on 2015-07-27
These are great little projects for kids
These are great little projects for kids. I just bought some googly eyes from the craft store to upgrade the look a bit.
4 Stars By Charlie on 2015-03-14
but my son had fun putting it together
Smaller than I thought it would be, but my son had fun putting it together. And it actually works.
5 Stars By megan valle on 2015-06-07
I bought this for a science fair for my 10 year old it was great
5 Stars By lalanya on 2014-12-10
great product! My daughter loves it as any science ...
great product! My daughter loves it as any science minded youngster is bound to.
4 Stars By lil bear on 2014-12-29
Kids enjoyed this, which is a win as they were learning without realizing it.
5 Stars By Amy Winkler on 2015-05-13
Nephew loved playing and making this!!!
5 Stars By Shannyn on 2014-10-05
and every one has worked great. This most recent kit needed the extra parts
This is my 4th kit, and every one has worked great. This most recent kit needed the extra parts, since my students accidentally flooded the first one, but we use it to demonstrate an alternate energy source, and it's really cute.
5 Stars By roberto on 2015-02-11
Super, nice toy for children and parents
5 Stars By Quality Shopper on 2015-02-15
Daughter loves the science project
4 Stars By DeeDee on 2015-01-28
Great family project my kid loves it
4 Stars By Bonnie DiMichele on 2015-01-10