Introducing the kinetic art masterpiece from HEXBUG® - the VEX® Robotics Hexcalator. This sophisticated machine was inspired by the cutting edge medical devices. This device uses a hand crank to power 3 hexagonal indexing wheels to transport balls uphill where they are released onto the return ramp.
This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but does so while constructing a roller coaster style ball machine at the same time. Once built, watch as the gears turn, the axles twist and the balls roll as you turn the knob by hand or attach a motor kit to add power to this machine!
HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning. The VEX® Robotics Hexcalator™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Hexcalator's™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities.
"I teach a 3rd/4th grade class. We have a little experience with vex robots. The students were ecstatic when they saw the ball machine kits. It's a great way to introduce simple machines. They got even more excited when they realized the kits could be integrated with our existing robots. What fun!!!"