Experience the art of engineering through the mesmerizing kinetic motion of the new VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine by HEXBUG®. Spin the crank to transfer energy through the arm linkages, activating 3 sophisticated grabber hands that reach down and grab a ball. Keep spinning the crank to hoist the ball to the top of the machine where the grabber arms will automatically release and drop the balls onto the return ramp. This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but dos 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 Pick & Drop™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Pick & Drop™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities.).
"The pieces are so solid and clip together so well. My 10 year old has always had trouble with lego as he uses too much force and can't moderate it, this was perfect! It took him 4-5 hours over a few weeks to complete and most parts he could do completely by himself." - J