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Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™

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HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine

Build the HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine from over 180 VEX Robotics pieces to learn about the complex loop system that sends balls speeding into the return basket when you spin the hand crank. The elastic-powered striker arm launches each of the eight included balls quickly for kinetic art. Connect to other VEX Robotics Ball Machines or add the VEX Robotics Motor Kit to give the ball machine a powerful boost (kits and machines sold separately).

Product Highlights

  • Powered by a hand crank
  • Send eight balls flying through the complex loop system
  • Sink balls into the return basket for sports action
  • Over 180 pieces help you create two alternate builds, including a copter and a pirate ship
  • Connect to other VEX Robotics Ball Machines (sold separately)
  • Add the VEX Robotics Motor Kit for a boost of power (sold separately)
  • Compliant with CPSIA standards

What's Included

  • HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine
  • Eight balls
Wind 'em up
Spin the hand crank to power the machine.
Shoot and score
Send eight balls flying through the intricate loop system and sink them into the basket for exciting sports action.
The name of the game
With over 180 VEX Robotics pieces, you can create alternate builds for even more fun.

Product Description

You shoot, you score! Introducing the VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine by Hexbug® - a kinetic art mechanism that blends the intrigue of sophisticated machinery with the excitement of sports science. This machine teaches important scientific principals such as kinematics, linkages, reciprocal motion, and potential versus kinetic energy.

The Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™ Features:

  • Spinning hand crank

  • An elastic powered striker arm which launches balls through looping system into return basket

  • Continuous loop to transport balls to a rate of 1 ball per second/8 balls included

Additional Info

257037

B408E4C4

807648042085

406-4208

0.5 pounds

12.0 x 10.7 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Innovation First IncHexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (3)
  • Interactive (3)
  • Promotes learning (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (4)
  • Home (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11), No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (4)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Amazingly fun!

This product was definitely putting your brain to work with putting it together. It was a little tougher in spots but it was a fun challenge. Once together this product was hours of...Read complete review

This product was definitely putting your brain to work with putting it together. It was a little tougher in spots but it was a fun challenge. Once together this product was hours of fun. We cannot wait to get another one. My son and two girls are huge robotic fans and loved doing this as a family.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Terrible instuctions and flimsey rubber band

VERY poor and hard to understand assembly instructions. I am experienced lego builder and this company could learn a lot from lego. Also, the machine is "powered" by a very flimsy...Read complete review

VERY poor and hard to understand assembly instructions. I am experienced lego builder and this company could learn a lot from lego. Also, the machine is "powered" by a very flimsy rubber band which broke in the first hour of play. Although it comes with 5 rubber bands, it is very difficult to replace. I would definitely not recommend this product. One positive note, unlike legos, when you snap this product together, it stays together.

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5.0

Christmas gift

By Supermom

from Chicago, il

About Me Parent, Teacher

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Interactive
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Home

    Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

    I purchased this as a Christmas gift for a 9 year old boy. I am excited to see what he thinks of it as he is very into science/engineering. This has not yet been opened.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    I got this for my son as a gift and he likes it .

    By J.T.

    from ohio

    About Me Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Home

      Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

      This is for my son for a gift .

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      good for brain and fun to build

      By norbi

      from inverness,fl

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Home
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

        my son still playing with it , he had fun building it too

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Amazingly fun!

        By Lilflip513

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fun
        • Interactive
        • Promotes Learning

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Home
        • School

        Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

        This product was definitely putting your brain to work with putting it together. It was a little tougher in spots but it was a fun challenge. Once together this product was hours of fun. We cannot wait to get another one. My son and two girls are huge robotic fans and loved doing this as a family.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good, sturdy materials

        By ED

        from Chapel Hill, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

        Good beginning robotic product. Sturdy construction, doesn't fall apart like Legos.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Perfect for my little engineer in the making.

        By Mega build

        from El Paso, TX

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

        Growing Autisitc son has found something that challenges him and helped him have fun at the same time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Big hit with the birthday boy

        By fisher

        from Whitehall, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • excellent service employee

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

            ok for such a busy item

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            I would buy more products in this line

            By eowyn1349

            from Alabama

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

            The pieces are well made and easily assembled. I only have two complaints. One is the coloring in the manual, it's difficult to tell one piece from another and several times I had to take pieces apart and switch them out for a different size. The other is that the box shows alternate builds that can be made but no instructions are provided in the package. I hope to find them on the Vex webpage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            will ck to see if the box was returned or not!!

            By Sherry

            from Eastlake ohio

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • must ck to see if was opened,

              Best Uses

                Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

                thought this would be something for my grandson to make, but upon opening it someone had returned it and the pieces were in a baggie, and the model was partly made!! He was so disappointed!! being his birthday and alot of snow, was a perfect day to work on this!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                I would not

                By Sandi

                from Pittsburgh, ps

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Innovation First Inc Hexbug® VEX® Robotics Hook Shot Ball Machine™:

                It took nearly 8 hrs to put together

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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