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VEX Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine Construction Set

Dive into the science of kinetics with the VEX Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine Construction Set. Use over 400 included pieces to craft a complex contraption designed to lift up the eight included balls via the three grabber hands, then release the balls at the topmost level - all through the power of one hand-operated crank. This set helps shed light on interesting concepts, such as kinematics, linkages and reciprocal motion - all crucial elements of STEM education! Plus, this versatile set offers alternate ray gun and spacecraft builds to provide a fun twist.

Product Highlights

  • Complex machine features three grabber hands designed to hoist the eight included balls and release them once they reach the highest level
  • Unique design helps teach the concepts of kinematics, linkages and reciprocal motion
  • Just turn the crank by hand to trigger the machine's movement
  • Features alternate ray gun and spacecraft builds
  • Set includes over 400 pieces
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up

What's Included

  • VEX Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine
  • Eight balls
Complex kinetic motion
Delve into the concepts of kinematics, linkages and reciprocal motion by building this machine and watching the three hands move up and down to hoist the eight included balls.
Totally mechanical
This scientific set requires no electronics whatsoever to function - just operate the crank by hand to get the ball(s) rolling!

Product Description

Experience the art of engineering through the mesmerizing kinetic motion of the VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine by HEXBUG®! This machine teaches important scientific principals such as kinematics, linkages and reciprocal motion!

  • Spinning crank to hoist balls/8 balls

  • 3 sophisticated grabber hands

  • A releasing mechanism once balls reach the top level

Additional Info

257058

25C0A869

807648042047

406-4204

0.5 pounds

13.0 x 10.7 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Innovation First IncVEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lasting fun (7)
  • Promotes learning (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to assemble (4)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (10)
  • Gift (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (12)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Fun but complicated

We love robotics and putting things together around here so I was excited to see this new series of robotics toys! The concept is great and it works well, just is hard to put...Read complete review

We love robotics and putting things together around here so I was excited to see this new series of robotics toys! The concept is great and it works well, just is hard to put together. The instructions are fairly clear, you just need to make sure you are using the right pieces specified at the top of the page. Unlike legos, the pieces are all very similarly colored, which makes for an appealing end product (no clashing colors here!) but a harder to assemble product because all the little pieces look alike. An adult is highly recommended! My son just turned 8 and had a hard time doing this on his own. The box lists alternative builds but the instructions for those are not included in the box, I'm assuming they're online but haven't looked yet. And since it took us a while to assemble I'm not too excited about taking it all apart to build something else, but I'm sure we will at some point since trying different robotics kits was part of the point of our purchase. So overall, a great gift for a child who loves to build and figure out how things work, just be patient with the assembly!

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Sadly disappointing

This was a Christmas gift for my son last year. It took us (very smart 8yr old son, plus my patient self and my very handy husband) very many hours of frustration to...Read complete review

This was a Christmas gift for my son last year. It took us (very smart 8yr old son, plus my patient self and my very handy husband) very many hours of frustration to put together. When it was finally completed as per the instructions, we turned the crank and the claws did not grab the marbles each time, or if they did, marbles would escape the track and end up rolling all over the floor, or the little wheel that holds the axle on kept slipping off. We made our own modifications to fix the problems as best we could, but once it was all in place, and we finally got it to work (sometimes), my son immediately lost interest and never touched it again. The novelty runs out really quickly; it's basically an interesting, and rather expensive, object that just sits on his shelf.

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5.0

Good one Robotics package to build

By Master M

from Port Washington, NY

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

This was very good to build. I gave it as a gift to a boy and he really loved it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
2.0

Needs to include some extra pieces in case one gets lost.

By Valued

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

There were no extra pieces and one piece was missing so we never got the mechanics to work. It was challenging to put together but that was good because my grandson loves focusing on a project.

 
4.0

Awesome toys for the younger boys

By Bri

from Arvada, co

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lasting Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

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    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

    My son loves these types of building toys. Reason I didn't give it 5 stars is this toy doesn't come with a motor (that's a separate toy) and toys r us were out so we haven't been able to play with it yet

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    My Nephew Loves This

    By Zoe's Dad

    from Woodland Hills

    About Me Collector, Parent, Thrifty

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

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      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

      Was a gift for my nephew who is nerdy and likes things like robotics. He was very excited to receive this as a toy for Christmas. Anyone that is a DIY hands on type kid would love this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      My 10 year old loved it

      By Vex

      from Bloomfield MI

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Assemble
      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

        Keep my 10 year old busy for 2 days

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        LOVE this ROBOTIC Machine!!!!

        By Camille

        from Kenosha WI

        About Me Education Oriented, Grandmother

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality
        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

          Our 7 year old Grandson was ready for more of a challenge then Legos in mechanical, electrical, movement toys! I was thrilled to fine VEX Robotic line at Toys R Us!!! What a fun, creative toy in this VEX Robotics Pick and Drop Ball Machine. We LOVED and played a long time with it - the entire family watched and tried both the crank and motor. Great FUN...THANK-YOU!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Coooooooooool! Robotics!

          By Cj the entertainer

          from Panama city

          About Me Parent, Thrifty

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

            Love! Super cool! Super fun! Can collect more to go with it! Just cool.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            2.0

            Sadly disappointing

            By DisappointedSanta

            from Burlington, ON, Canada

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

            This was a Christmas gift for my son last year. It took us (very smart 8yr old son, plus my patient self and my very handy husband) very many hours of frustration to put together. When it was finally completed as per the instructions, we turned the crank and the claws did not grab the marbles each time, or if they did, marbles would escape the track and end up rolling all over the floor, or the little wheel that holds the axle on kept slipping off. We made our own modifications to fix the problems as best we could, but once it was all in place, and we finally got it to work (sometimes), my son immediately lost interest and never touched it again. The novelty runs out really quickly; it's basically an interesting, and rather expensive, object that just sits on his shelf.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My so got this as a gift .

            By J.T.

            from ohio

            About Me Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

              my son got one of these for a gift .

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Hard to build

              By Pranad

              from San Jose Ca

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Hard to assemble

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™:

              My 8 year old son enjoyed it but was hard for him to build on his own .
              Over all it's a good product , but is priced a bit much ,too many pieces too.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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