Kids First Robot Factory – Build a series of wacky, motorized robots with this introductory mechanical engineering kit for kids ages five and up. A beautifully illustrated 32-page storybook centres around the adventures of the Omegas — the family of makers and engineers featured in other Kids First early engineering kits.
This story takes the characters to a robot factory where the robots have got a little out of control. One by one, the robots are fixed up and put back into working order. As they follow the story, kids can build models of eight different robots and experiment with them to see how each one uses the battery-powered motor, gears, and other mechanical parts. Each robot moves its arms or legs in a different way, creating funny walking and moving behaviours, and also teaching kids how simple mechanical systems work. Large, cubic plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together.
Robot Factory provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts to young children, allowing parents, teachers, and caregivers to lay the groundwork for strong STEM-related skills and comprehension at an early age. Model building and experiments develop fine motor skill, mechanical engineering skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills.
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|Under 3 Years Warning||Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years. Choking hazard — small parts may be swallowed or inhaled. Keep the packaging and instructions as they contain important information.|
|Under 6 Warning||Warning! Only for use by children aged 6 years and older. Instructions for parents or other supervising adults are included and have to be observed. Keep the packaging and instructions as they contain important information.|
|Battery Warning||Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.|
|Disposal of Electrical Equipment||None of the electrical or electronic components in this kit should be disposed of in the regular household rubbish when you have finished with them. Instead, they must be delivered to a collection location for recycling of electrical and electronic devices. Please contact your local authority for the appropriate disposal location.|