The Thames & Kosmos Geckobot was a 2016 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Award winner!
Your kids will think outside of the box and conduct experiments with this innovative Thames & Kosmos Geckobot kit - an educational toy and robot kit that uses a motorized air suction design to introduce kids to the physics of air pressure.
With this Thames & Kosmos Geckobot experiment kit, kids (at the recommended age of 8 and up) can use the step-by-step instructions to build 7 different robots with a motorized air suction device and high-quality, lego-like, easy-to-assemble building pieces. No remote-control needed!
Each robot uses their motorized vacuum suction cup grippers to grip onto perfectly smooth surfaces, such as glass, a whiteboard, or a glossy laminate. Build an inchworm, models of an industrial robotic arm, a smartphone holder, an astonishing wall-climbing gecko, and more!
The illustrated, 24-page, full-color manual guides kids through the model building instructions for each robot, and even includes experiments with explanations of important concepts and scientific information. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).
This is an excellent kit for promoting STEM learning. The Geckobot encourages STEM learning through hands-on projects, problem-solving, and application of scientific principles to help develop future technology. Future mechanical engineers will love the Thames & Kosmos Geckobot and its motorized air suction system!
Need help assembling your Geckobot? Check out this step-by-step construction and troubleshooting video from Thames and Kosmos!
From the Manufacturer
"The battery-powered motor drives an innovative gear system that produces a rotating motion making the legs move back and forth and up and down, mimicking a real gecko — so two of the feet are touching the wall while the other two feet are lifted off of the wall, in an alternating motion. At the same time, the gear system drives an air pump that creates a vacuum at the two feet touching the wall while blowing air outward at the other two feet. In this way, two of the feet are always holding the model to the wall, while the other two feet are pushing off and stepping forward."
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