Robots are fun for adults and children alike. The Vex Robotics line by Hexbug was designed so that kids can build and control their own working robots, but mom and dad will find these robotics kits fun and intriguing as well. Several different creations are available, everyone of them unique and different. From spiders to ants and scarabs, the Vex Robotics lineup from Hexbug makes creating and controlling your very own robot a reality with a budget friendly price tag. Let’s take a closer look.
Why Hexbug Vex Robotics Toys Make a Smart Purchase
The Hexbug Vex Robotics Toys line of “build your own” micro robots will appeal to children and adults alike. There are several different options to choose from, including kits with a centralized brain and more than 300 snap-together pieces that, when assembled, take on the rough characteristics of an ant, spider, scarab and other bugs or insects.
Whichever model you choose to build, the process is the same. You receive a micro robots building kit with a CPU that includes infrared distance sensor, LED module and interlocking gears. A remote control is also on board, allowing you to walk, crawl and move your robotic creation in a multitude of directions.
The intelligent sensor on board the centralized brain of your robot even attempts to maneuver out of the way of obstacles. There is also a separate function which allows your robot to wander around under its own power and directional desires, providing dozens of programmable variations.
All Hexbug Vex robots and components are compatible with all others. This provides the possibility for extreme customization and “crossbreeding”.
The spider micro robot is capable of spinning its head 360 degrees. The Hexbug Vex scarab scurries low to the ground and avoids obstacles using its distance sensor, and the Hexbug Vex ant is a 6 wheeled micro robot that climbs over some obstacles and avoids others.
Parents should bear in mind that even though this robot “toy” is budget priced, building it takes some time. It can take as many as 2 or 3 hours to assemble any of the Hexbug Vex models, since hundreds of small pieces need to be snapped together.
The “micro” robot range of Vex Robotics products by Hexbug puts intelligent robotics technology in your hands with a budget friendly price tag. Kids, adults, engineers and other creative minds will enjoy building and controlling these intelligent robots, and the price tag for each means collecting the entire lineup is financially feasible.