If you have any kids, chances are they’ll need some sort of robotics literacy within the next decade or so. A DIY soldering kit, like the Wacky Robots 5-Pack Bundle: Soldering Practice Kits, is a great way for them to begin. Why would you buy them toy robots when they can build their own? Here’s a great way to get them started on electronics. And during the Cyber Week Sale, you can snag 20% off the price when you use code CYBER20 at checkout.
Don’t worry, these five wacky little guys are harmless and won’t take over your household like HAL 9000, and they’re not creepily realistic like Engineered Arts’ new robot, Ameca. Meet Bob, Capacitron, Mr. Bee, Marv, and Resistron.
Bob is a beginner-friendly 16-piece kit that will teach about light emitting diodes (LEDs). Capacitron has two push buttons that will demonstrate capacitor charge and discharge. Mr. Bee vibrates and moves around, like a bee (get it?), offering lessons on intentionally unbalanced motors. Marv shows the difference between a pushbutton and a switch. And Resistron contains a variable resistor that dims the brightness of the LEDs, so kids can learn about resistance and Ohm’s law.
The robots are brought to you by CircuitMess, which has a goal to offer electronics and programming in a fun and interesting way, which is why all its products are DIY. In fact, it has sold over 50,000 kits to over 30,000 customers all over the world since its beginning in 2017. Some of their campaigns have even been funded on Kickstarter.
Children can use these skills to sharpen their math abilities, or as inspiration for exciting careers in robotics or engineering. There’s never been a better time to start them on their journey than during the Cyber Week Sale, when you can get 20% off. Use code CYBER20 at checkout and get the Wacky Robots 5-Pack Bundle: Soldering Practice Kits for just $39.99 (reg. 49).
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