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VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine™

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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™
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Promotes learning (6)
  • Fun (4)
  • Interactive (4)
  • Effective demonstration (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
  • Gift (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (8)

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!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Hard to build

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...Read complete review

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.

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(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

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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

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    (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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Loved it

    By Nikki

    from Mobile, AL

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective Demonstration
    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Home

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

      My son loved it! This was his first robotics kit and it was prefect!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My nephew wants more

      By Bladerunner

      from Colorado springs,Colorado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • School

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

        My nephew loves building things so when I gave him this set he loved it because he not only could put it together operate it and make it into something else I will be buying more

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Educational Toy

        By Atygar0528

        from Allen, TX

        About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

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

          Made with quality parts and good instructions to help you and your family build it together!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Be Careful

          By Lynda

          from Kalama, WA

          Verified Buyer

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

          This is a present for my grandson and I am sure he will love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice STEM lesson hiding in a fun toy to build!

          By Smart boy's Mom

          from Northampton, PA

          About Me Parent, Teacher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective Demonstration
          • Fun
          • Interactive
          • Promotes Learning

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I am always looking for toys that keep my smart (e.g.easily bored) 9 yr old son interested and don't sit on the floor of his closet. This was great! He loved building it. I loved that he learned about physics and engineering with fun - nice STEM lesson!

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fun to assemble!

              By Mother of 2

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Parent

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Promotes Learning

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This toy is very fun to assemble. My 9 year old loved it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good

                  By Sam

                  from Sugarland

                  About Me Parent

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Promotes Learning

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

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

                    Great product

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    My kids loved this product

                    By momof4

                    from Greenlawn, NY

                    About Me Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective Demonstration
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Promotes Learning

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Home

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

                      My sons saw the vex robotics in TRU. They have always loved the Hex Bugs. I am glad that they have graduated onto this. It gets them to build more.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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