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HEXBUG VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine

Build the HEXBUG VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine to enjoy plenty of precise kinetic motion with a series of gears and cranks. The complex network transports 1" balls between bins by converting rotational motion into linear motion. Engineer plenty of hand-powered fun to make the eight included balls reach the five holding buns. Add the VEX Robotics Motor Kit (sold separately) for a boost of power, or connect with other VEX Robotics Ball Machines (sold separately) to expand on the fun.

Product Highlights

  • Gears and cranks for hand-powered action
  • Convert rotational motion into linear motion to move the eight 1" balls between five holding bins
  • Two alternate builds include a hot rod and an owl
  • Over 220 pieces included for plenty of engineering fun
  • Add the VEX Robotics Motor Kit (sold separately) for a boost of power
  • Compatible with other VEX Robotics Ball Machines (sold separately)
  • Compliant with CPSIA standards

What's Included

  • HEXBUG VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine
  • Eight balls
Rolling along
Turn the crank and watch the gears convert rotational motion into linear motion as they carry the eight 1" balls between holding bins.
Cause and effect
With over 220 pieces included, you can customize the build or construct one of the two alternate creations.

Product Description

Create your own kinetic art masterpiece with the mesmerizing VEX® Robotics Handoff Ball Machine by HEXBUG®! Handoff® will recycle the balls in a continuous loop at a rate of 1 ball per second (8 balls included)! This machine teaches important scientific principals such as kinematics, linkages and reciprocal motion!

  • Intricate network of gears

  • Cranks to pass balls uphill from one holder to the next

  • 8 balls

Additional Info

257024

10430DFB

807648042030

406-4203

0.5 pounds

12.0 x 10.7 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Innovation First IncVEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine
 
3.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Wonderful Toy!!

My son saved up his money to go to Toys R Us. After going back and forth between legos and this, he decided on this. Although there are a lot of pieces to...Read complete review

My son saved up his money to go to Toys R Us. After going back and forth between legos and this, he decided on this. Although there are a lot of pieces to put together, it is totally worth it! My 7 year old will sit there forever watching the balls being moved up the "stairs", and loves to watch them bounce down! It makes his mind work, and wonder how the engineering parts are moving! Would definitely buy again!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Difficult to assemble

I got this for my 7 year old son for birthday and I had NO idea it would be so difficult to assemble. The instructions are hard to follow because the pieces are so...Read complete review

I got this for my 7 year old son for birthday and I had NO idea it would be so difficult to assemble. The instructions are hard to follow because the pieces are so similar. It is hard to tell if you are using the right piece and placing the connecting piece in the correct hole. We have had this for two weeks now and cannot get the balls to work in it the way it is suppose to. WE are very disappointed with this and will not purchase another one.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Toy!!

By Nikki

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

My son saved up his money to go to Toys R Us. After going back and forth between legos and this, he decided on this. Although there are a lot of pieces to put together, it is totally worth it! My 7 year old will sit there forever watching the balls being moved up the "stairs", and loves to watch them bounce down! It makes his mind work, and wonder how the engineering parts are moving! Would definitely buy again!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Should be called, "Ups and Downs"

By Erosonid

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

The Handoff was ok to build but the balls go up and down. The first two balls out of of eight make it to the top, the rest do not. There are better VEX sets than this.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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2.0

Puzzle

By karen

from colorado springs

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Challenging puzzle Too wobbelly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      Pics not to scale Difficult to pick out correct part. Connectors for base remove too easily. Once finished it can fall apart too easily. Ball lift did not operate properly. I had to put tape on red lifts so balls would fall out. It still only works part time. Disappointed.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Challenging

      By Bentley

      from Atlanta, Ga

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      My son requested all 5 Vex ball toys for his 12th Bday. He proceeded to build this one immediately after cake & ice cream, 6 hours later it was finished. He really enjoyed playing with it after completion, the building (because of the amount of time) not so much.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      cool how it works

      By Eric

      from Dartmouth, MA

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      The directions could have been a little easier to read and in a different order. It was challenging build so I would say the ages on it should be 11+ and even then they might need adult help. It was mechanics at work and took a some fine tuning to get it to work right.

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      • No

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      4.0

      This a very simple robot introduction for youngsters

      By Expanding Minds

      from St. Louis, MO

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      This was a Daddy/Daughter activity which went well. Both had fun.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      horrible

      By joey_bru

      from palmdale\Ca

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      I am a 10 year old boy and I Spend good time with my dad having hope that it would be good but to be able to make the ball in the machine work we would have to jerk the knob and some of it would fall apart... Like my son said, it was good quality time between us but there were parts missing and instructions were not specific. We finally got the whole thing put together, with the parts we had but it would not work properly. Horrible!! the only reason we gave it one star is because there are no negative stars to choose from

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      1.0

      Worst toy ever.

      By Dan

      from Birmingham, AL

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      Don't buy this and less you were interested in being frustrated out of your mind. I don't understand how the manufacture expects an eight-year-old to be able to put this together. I have an engineering degree and I've been building mechanical toys like this (Legos, radio controlled cars, etc.) since I was a child. The instructions are horrible and incredibly difficult to follow (step 32 I'm looking at you). The build quality is pretty poor and the parts don't fit together well enough for the gears to mesh all the time. Everything flexes and when it does gears are missed and the entire thing seizes up. I'll be going to the store tomorrow to demand my money back.

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      2.0

      Too hard

      By mominmass

      from Long Island

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      We were looking forward to this, but it was missing a couple of important pieces, but even so, the entire contraption is just way to hard to put together. Needless to say, it doesn't work. I wouldn't do one of these ever again.

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      • Yes

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      3.0

      Not a terrible choice

      By DeeDee

      from Glen Burnie, MD

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Robotics Handoff Ball Machine:

      Product was missing pieces. Instructions are a little hard to follow but once it was put together, the end product was a lot of fun.

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      • No

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