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HEXBUG VEX Robotics Forklift Ball Machine

Build the sophisticated HEXBUG VEX Robotics Forklift Ball Machine from over 270 VEX Robotics pieces for a fun challenge. Once it's complete, use the hand crank to move the eight included balls at a rate of up to one ball a second in a continuous scooping or lifting motion with the specialized forklift arm and over-center linkage. Boost the machine's power by adding a VEX Robotics Motor Kit or by connecting to it other VEX Robotics ball machines (sold separately).

Product Highlights

  • Specialized forklift arm and over-center linkage
  • Continuously loop balls in scooping or lifting motions
  • Use the hand crank to move up to one ball per second
  • Build the forklift machine using over 270 VEX Robotics pieces
  • Customize the machine for fun
  • Connect to other VEX Ball Machines or add a VEX Robotics Motor Kit (each sold separately)
  • Compliant with CPSIA standards

What's Included

  • HEXBUG VEX Robotics Forklift Ball Machine
  • Eight balls
Crank it out
The specialized arm and over-center linkage allow you to continuously loop balls in two different motions at up to one ball per second using hand power.
Engineering fun
Construct the machine from over 270 VEX Robotics pieces, and customize the build to suit your preferences.

Product Description

Bring the beauty of kinetic motion to life with the VEX® Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine by HEXBUG®! This machine teaches important scientific lessons in kinematics, linkages, reciprocal motion, timing and its effects on an overall system.
It features an unique over-center linage, a scooping/lifting motion with its specialized forklift arm, 8 balls, and has the power to continuously loop the balls at a rate of 1 ball per second.

  • A unique over-center linage

  • A scooping/lifting motion with its specialized forklift arm

  • The power to continuously loop balls at a rate of 1 ball per second/8 balls included

Additional Info

257016

5EC0A9D6

807648042054

406-4205

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 Fork Lift Ball Machine
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (4)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Complicated build, but worth it

My son just turned 8 and received two different sets in this toy line. This is the one we bought for him. The build instructions could be a little clearer, better illustrations would...Read complete review

My son just turned 8 and received two different sets in this toy line. This is the one we bought for him. The build instructions could be a little clearer, better illustrations would help there. The build itself can be a little complicated, especially if your child has trouble with spacial or three dimensional thinking. The resultant machine, however is fascinating to make work, even for adults. The gears mesh well enough and the machine does what it is supposed to do about 90% of the time. Due to the fact that it's entirely made of plastic, the machine is not as rigid as say an Erector set would be, so sometimes when you turn the crank, the gears don;t mesh correctly or some part doesn't move exactly as intended. One really great bonus is that these sets can be connected to make one giant ball-moving machine.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Harder than he thought!

Even though it is for 8+ Years, my son thought the directions were somewhat difficult.Although several "newer" toys only show pictures instead of written direction, these "pictures"...Read complete review

Even though it is for 8+ Years, my son thought the directions were somewhat difficult.Although several "newer" toys only show pictures instead of written direction, these "pictures" are not true to size, therefore, harder to find the piece that corresponds to the picture. He still hasn't finished building it because he became frustrated. Surprised me, I think of him as a "Master Builder"!

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5.0

Amazing Machinge for Kids

By SAHD

from Chesapeake, Va

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • A lot of pieces and requries an attention span

    Best Uses

    • Young kids interested in machines

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

    My 4 year old requested this for his birthday, we built it together and loved every minute of it. Its somewhat labor intensive so we built it over 3 sessions. But well worth the time and effort he loves it and plays with it every day. The educational value of the gears is a great bonus for a young mind.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Great activity!

    By Magg

    from New City

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

    My 8 year old son had a great time building this fork lift ball machine set. He loves to challenge himself with Legos and Robotics and this was perfect for him!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Vex Robotics fork lift ball machine

    By Kizzy

    from San Diego

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

    We bought this for my 9 year old son as a birthday gift,
    The pieces can be confusing ( you really have to count the circles from the legs blocks to make sure you have the right one, I do wish the pictures from diagram were Clearer/Bigger. Maybe the pieces could have a color fit on them so you can associate which piece. My son put it together but it wouldn't work so we had to take it ALL apart and re-do b/c of these issues.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Yes i would buy

    By Dor

    from Pittsburgh

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

    It is complicated

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Fun

    By Kel

    from Springfield mo

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

    We had so much fun and my son loves it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Love this product

    By Jerry

    from Purcell, ok

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

    Easy to put together, hours of fun

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Complicated build, but worth it

    By Gaming LEGO Dad

    from Culver City, CA

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • fun to watch the finished machine do its thing
    • great for supporting STEM in play time
    • smart engineering
    • uses spacial and 3-D thinking

    Cons

    • finished machine works properly 90% of the time
    • plastic is not as sturdy as metal

    Best Uses

    • Encourage STEM in your household
    • Help engender love of engineering
    • teachable but fun activities with your child

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

    My son just turned 8 and received two different sets in this toy line. This is the one we bought for him. The build instructions could be a little clearer, better illustrations would help there. The build itself can be a little complicated, especially if your child has trouble with spacial or three dimensional thinking. The resultant machine, however is fascinating to make work, even for adults. The gears mesh well enough and the machine does what it is supposed to do about 90% of the time. Due to the fact that it's entirely made of plastic, the machine is not as rigid as say an Erector set would be, so sometimes when you turn the crank, the gears don;t mesh correctly or some part doesn't move exactly as intended. One really great bonus is that these sets can be connected to make one giant ball-moving machine.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A great value

    By Rose@ onerose

    from Greenlawn, NY

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great learning on how things build and move

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

        This is a great gift for children who are into robotics.
        My son loves to build robotic toys .

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Son loved this!

        By Busy mom

        from Rochester, MN

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

        Grandson loves to build. This was great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        7 year-old likes it

        By kg

        from Washington, D.C.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Good Quality
        • Keeps child's attention

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX®Robotics Fork Lift Ball Machine:

          I got this for my 7 year-old for Christmas and he is having fun so far with building. At his age, he definitely still needs adult attention and help to build it, but I got it to challenge him and he is really getting the hang of it pretty easily. Seems like a good quality product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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