Exploring robotics is wonderfully easy thanks to the MOSS Zombonitron 1600. This amazingly simple robot construction system lets you build hundreds of robot creations that react to the world around them. Using the included Proximity Sensor you can build a robotic mouse that scoots away if you get too close. Rearrange the blocks to build a Paranoid Dinosaur or anything else you can imagine. All you have to do is connect these robotic blocks together to build the robot of your dreams.
MOSS is an intuitive, fun robot construction system from Modular Robotics that allows you to quickly and easily build robots of your own design with no wires and no programming. It was developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation. MOSS blocks are each mini robots that communicate with their neighbors. Each MOSS block has "rare earth" magnets in the corners and they connect together using steel ball bearings.
It's easy to snap MOSS blocks together to make a static structure, but to make things move or light up, you'll need to understand the color coding system for the individual faces. Green faces conduct power. If you look at the Battery block, you'll see that it has only green faces; this block's main purpose is to supply power to other blocks. To power up a MOSS block like a Spin, for instance, you'll need to connect one of its green faces directly or indirectly to one of the green faces on a Battery module. Red and brown faces conduct data: red is data output and brown is input. If you want a Proximity sensor to control the speed of a Spin, for instance, you'll need to connect the Proximity's red data out to the Spin's brown data input. The blue pass-through face can pass any signal, either power or data.
The MOSS Zombonitron 1600 kit includes 16 MOSS blocks and 56 steel spheres. The kit is powered by a rechargeable lithium polymer battery with an included micro-USB cable. The MOSS Zombonitron 1600 kit includes a Brightness Sensor, Proximity Sensor, 2 Motors, Charging cable and a variety of connection pieces and support braces.
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MOSS Zombonitron 1600 contents:
- 1 Battery extended bock
- 2 Motor blocks
- 1 Proximity sensor block
- 1 Brightness sensor block
- 2 Corner blocks
- 1 Hub block
- 2 Wheels
- 1 Long Flexy connector
- 4 Arch braces
- 1 Short brace
- 56 magnetic spheres
- 1 Micro-USB charging cable
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