disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
When my son was young he thrilled to be introduced to HEXBUG® and as he’s grown the product has grown with him. Introducing the VEX® Robotics Robotic Arm by HEXBUG®. This has given him hours of building time. Building something that he will also be able to play with. Even at 13 he and his friends enjoy building and playing with the items they build.
This unique Robotic Arm is hand powered with the option of motorizing it. You are able to relocate items using four degrees of freedom and a grabber hand. The crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this fun robot perform fun actions.
This is the perfect robotic toy for increasing your child’s STEM-based skills. The scientific principals including gear reductions and power transfer through the robotic arm’s intricate gearing techniques. This is aimed at children 8 and up. The younger your child the more supervision they will need to build this. My son is 13 and it took him a few days to build and a lot of concentration. That said, it was a learning experience for him and gave him a great sense of accomplishment when it was completed and in use.
I highly encourage the VEX Robotic Arm for kids. This is a great learning and skill building opportunity. I love the fact that it took more than a day to build and that when it was complete my son could see how each moving part played a role in the arm descending, picking up an object, and moving the object to another area.