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Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration

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Experiment with the zany behaviors, crazy motions, and fun applications of vibrating motors. From cell phone buzzers and video game controllers to pavement compactors and industrial movers and sorters, vibrating motors are found in countless devices and machines. They are increasingly used in haptic (or tactile feedback) technologies, which use motion or vibration to communicate information to users through their sense of touch.

With this kit, children can build seven different models centered on a vibrating motor that demonstrate real-world uses for these energizing machines. The vibrating motor and specially designed legs and feet allow the models to move around simply with oscillating motion. Build a vibrating robot that shimmies, wiggles, twirls, and dances around. Learn how to control the robot's direction by changing the geometry of its arms and its weight balance. Construct a Mars rover model that bounces and shakes across the pretend surface of Mars. Make a vibrating bug and watch it hop around the tabletop. Assemble a doodling machine that creates abstract designs on paper with markers or pens. Build models of a vibrating fitness machine and a pavement compactor. Put together a skating machine that whizzes across the floor.

The secret behind the models' vibrating motion is an imbalanced weight that rotates on a driveshaft connected to an electric motor. You can even see the off-center weight spinning through the motor unit's transparent case. This special motor unit allows you to connect it to all sorts of models and power them up with vibrational energy.

Explore the exciting and animated world of vibrating motors and experiment to build your own wacky creations! A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. Ages 8 and up. 80 pieces.

Additional Info

140874

2BCB3577

814743010680

620332

batteries are required (not included)

1.8 pounds

14.7 x 11.5 x 3.2

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Average Customer Rating:

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Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Fun and educational, all at the same time!

By Grandma

from North Las Vegas

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

Looking for toys that excite some grandsons who are oh-so-very-curious about how things work in the world of science. This is a perfect choice for Ethan and Orion.

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3.0

OK

By j

from Alb

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

I do not know gift

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4.0

Fun for inquisitive kids

By Nana K

from Virginia

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

My seven year old grandson enjoyed this but did need a tiny bit of help from Papa to get it started.

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4.0

Great toy!

By JC

from Saint Louis

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

I purchased this as a gift for my 8 year old son....he loves to build and create. It was a huge hit!

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5.0

he loved it

By aciren

from cincy

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

I got this for family member who loves science stuff and he loved it. It was just the challenge his mind wants.

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5.0

AWESOME

By Gramma

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Creative
  • fun
  • Imaginative

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Creativity

Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

Bought this as a gift for my 9 year old grandson.
This is made well and does a variety of functions. Thus far hours of fun and entertainment for my grandson. Helps with creativity, imagination, small motor skills and just plain fun!The robot is even entertaining for adults too!

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4.0

Educational

By Busy Mom

from East Patchogue NY

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

This is very educational

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4.0

Good vibrations

By Chellebelle

from New York

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Comments about Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Vibration:

This gift was for a sighted 10 year old. Touch and feel are key for him, and this was a great selection because of the various vibrations in all of the creations you can assemble. I was happy to find this item and would really like to see more of a selection offered for the blind.

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