6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit
The 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit uses the sun's rays to power your very own robotic friend. With easy to follow diagrams, this beginners kit features six different creations for you to make, all powered by solar energy.
From puppies to planes, work your way through the list and have fun whilst learning about solar power. Science teachers across the land will be impressed!
If the unpredictable British weather puts you off buying a product that relies on sun, then worry no more. The robot kit can also be powered by a 50 Watt halogen lightbulb. The perfect educational toy to keep kids entertained on rainy days. - L.M.
A solar powered robot kit that can be used to build six different models including:
- Solar Car
- Solar Puppy
- Solar Airboat
- Solar Plane
- Solar Windmill
- Solar Revolving Plane
- Easy to follow instructions make it perfect for beginners
- For best results use outside in direct sunlight
- For indoor fun use a 50 watt halogen bulb
- The kit will not work in cloudy or shady locations or under a fluorescent light.
- The solar module powers the gearbox
- Suitable for ages 10+
- Solar Car: 6.9 x 4.9 x 3.5cm
- Solar Puppy: 6.6 x 6.5 x 4.6cm
- Solar Airboat: 12.2 x 7.6 x 6.2cm
- Solar Plane: 15.1 x 8.9 x 6.2cm
- Solar Windmill: 19.5 x 14.9 x 13.6cm
- Solar Revolving Plane: 21.7 x 16.4 x 10.9cm
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Good present to post!
I bought a couple of these 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kits as Christmas presents for my nephews. Can't judge what's inside the box but it looks fine. The best thing is that they hardly weigh anything, so if like me you need a present to post abroad where the postage isn't going to cost more than the present itself, these do the trick very nicely.
I bought this 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit as a present for younger brother. It's good for kids that are into building and learning about these kind of things. It features a robust design, is easy to build and the multiple designs keep the interest high. The downsides are that it needs a lot of power - solar panels are not the best but it doesn't ruin it, the box it came in could have been better quality but to be honest it's an eco friendly based play thing so I can't complain that much. Overall this is a very good toy and a nice learning tool for youngsters. It doesn't cost the earth either (see what I did there).
6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit
With most 'toys' bought as Christmas presents you require shares in Duracell to keep them going, with this solar robot that isn't the case - mostly. This fantastic little robot kit transforms into 6 creations from a dog to a speedboat. The kit is easy to assemble and easy to change between the models meaning it can keep even the youngest of children entertained as well as all those older kids who love a bit of geek. The green and white plastic casing is hard-wearing and durable so is sure to last. The only negative is the solar panel is quite small and weak. We don't get much sunshine in the middle of December as it is so it can take a while to get enough charge to see this little kit come to life, especially as it's England and we are normally cloudy as hell too but when it does get enough charge it sure is worth it!
The 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit looks good but it's not actually that great. The main issue is that the solar panel is really weak. Daylight doesn't seem to power it at all, and under electric light I had to hold the panel about 2 inches away from the bulb to get the motor to work. It's fine if all you want is to build it and then leave it on a shelf untouched like most grown-up/executive toys.
A nice little toy
The 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit is a set of six different gadgets that you can make which seems like a great little gift where hours of fun could be had. All of the individual pieces were laid out like pieces of flat pack furniture kit, not even the solar panel has been put together for you. A few minutes in you realise that the initial build is something of a challenge but from that point on it's just a matter of switching around the plastic connectors. As I wasn't buying it as a 'build from scratch' gift, this was a nice surprise. The 6 toys themselves vary greatly in how interesting they are to watch, some are fantastic and well worth making. Others fail to hold your attention for more than a few seconds and might as well not have been included. At the moment, its use has been limited to being under a 60 watt bulb, only time will tell how amusing it is outside in the sun. I'm looking forward to seeing the car driving around when not limited by a stationary light source. Would recommend as a present for that person you really don't know what else to get.
Makes a change
Hi we bought this gift for my son's friends 18th Birthday as a silly extra rather than the cliched 18 mug. He was absolutely made up with this gift and couldn't wait to start building his robots (18 or 8?) - it just goes to show that little boys NEVER grow up, so basically this gift is for anyone of any age and fantastic value for money...he's still playing with it now, 3 months on. can I also say how impressed we were with the speed of delivery. It's no wonder IWOOT has won 5 National Customer Service Awards. Keep up the good work!
Great little sustainable energy kit!
I'm a school teacher and i'm always on the look out for cool ready to go kits that teach and engage kids with something in a really easy hands on way. This is right on the money! The kit is easy to assemble with simple instructions and colour coded parts. Once you've assembled the first model, its then over to you to swap and change bits to transform a desk fan into a mini car, or any of the other models. I am so pleased with this i'm going to use it to inspire my product design students to design their next great idea! I think any child (or kid-dult) would enjoy messing about with this for hours of fun. Get one now!
I bought this for my Dad's birthday (he's over 50) and he absolutely loves it!! He made the wee airplane first and was so impressed with it that a week later we had to force him to take it apart and build one of the other robots! He's tried all 6 now and every time we come to visit he drags us in to see which robot he's got spinning, walking or driving around on his desk!! So thanks IWOOT - very successful gift ideas!!!!!
A great bit of fun!
This was a Father's Dat present from the kids ...It was straight forward to put together and it worked even when the sunlight was not that strong. Really impressive. It kept Dad busy for a while and then the kids as the blades whizzed around when the sun shone more brightly. A good price for something that worked well. Overall fantastic!
GREAT Toy! Great for any kid of ANY age!
I purchased the 6 in 1 Solar Robot kit for my loved one as a birthday gift. We had stumbled upon iWoot and I bookmarked it as a site with cool things! I am in the USA and was looking for an overseas based website to order gifts from for him and some of my friends based there (he is in Ireland atm). I was excited to order this, along with a few other things off this site, and couldn't wait for him to recieve this. Come midnight on his birthday, he tore through his box like a little boy and was looking at everything and was so super excited with everything. He came upon this gift and could not wait to 'get his hands dirty' and see what this robot kit could do in action! Later on, during a lull from work, he opened this box and started to put it together. We were calling at the time and it was so neat to hear him read the instructions and just delve into building this! He was just like a little boy in a candy store! He built the puppy first and put it in direct sunlight! All I heard for several minutes was "It works! my love! HAHAHA! It's wagging its tail! sooooo cooollll, my love! I want to try the rest!" over and over! He then showed me the puppy in action via webcam and it really does work and its sooooo coool! The product works very well. Even better than we thought. It does need to be in direct bright light but its a SOLAR robot right? It worked perfectly and he cannot wait to build everything it is supposed to turn into! He reports that the instructions are easy to follow and that it is fun to get into building this toy! We were so impressed! I m so happy he loved this! The smiles spread across his face told the story. Perfectly! Further, the service from iWoot was better than anything I've ever dealt with, anywhere! From ordering, to billing, to shipping, wrapping and fast service..everything was perfect! The smiles on my man's face was beyond worth it. I definitely recommend this product to everyone..and have already forwarded this (and iWoot) to many friends! This product is highly recommended! Any kid, young or old..will love it! ORDER IT! You won't regret it!
Big Kid Kept Quiet! Woo hoo!
Well, it CAN be done! He CAN be kept quiet! SO worth the money for the peace it brings. Fantastically fast little robot no matter which one you build- our Bearded Dragon is a bit hacked off with it though, as his light was used to get the car version moving. Poor thing kept bashing his head on the top of the cage trying to get at the weird plastic thing careering overhead. All in all a fab buy, great for normal kids, big kids and even bigger kids (I'll let my other half figure out which category I've put him in there!)
Amazing way to keep kids entertained and quiet for hours.Very sturdy looks hard but extremely simple to make and keeps dad quiet aswell. A multi purpose toy. Make it any way, any where. Stretch neck after a bit gets very addictive and stiffens you neck from the time staring at it. Needs alot of energy to work it just works when I put it up to a 40watts bulb. Very good
Coolest gadget toy yet.
I bought this one for good old dad and guess what....despite his birthday being a month ago he still hasn't put it down! There are ofcourse 6 models to be built with the toy and my personal favourite was the revolving aeroplane. However, you'll find yourself building a model just to take it to pieces and make a new one! Think of those childhood Mecano sets crossed with cool robotics and viola! The 6-in-1 Solar Robot Kit! Well done for finding this one IWOOT! It gets a clean 9/10 from me!
get them outside
We try not to buy anything for our grandchild related to playing computer games, with batteries or items other than books, that keep them in the house. Too many kids are couch / computer potatoes. This toy really starts to get a kid's brain working and thinking. It is also a good idea for a present for BIG KIDS