Summer is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to do something different and fun! My son is constantly taking things apart because he’s so interested in how they work. This time I wanted him to focus on putting something TOGETHER!
Please note: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
We’ve been looking for a project that he could get into this summer that was hands on. It was important concentration was involved while still being fun! He’s always wondered how robotics work so the Vex Robotics Robotic Arm from Hexbug was a project that we both knew he would enjoy.
As we opened the box, we could not believe the amount of parts included! The first thing he learned was that robotics take a lot of parts to work. He mentioned that he never realized how many things had to work together just for one kind of movement! It was definitely a wake-up call moment. (proud mom moment!)
One of our favorite features is that it really works once you are done building it. It took several evenings over a couple weeks to get it all together. He loved talking about the parts, the trial and error of making sure it was the right piece and the fact that he could put it together and take it apart easily.
This baby has 4 points of motion making it a fully functional robotic arm. It has control knobs to pick up objects and really make it work. There’s an added bonus too! No batteries required! The whole crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart.
Are you looking for something to keep your older child engaged while teaching important STEM principles? Then you need to check out the Vex Robotic Arm from Best Buy for learning that’s fun and engaging. Specifically it pays special attention to important scientific principals including gear reductions and power transfer through the robotic arm’s intricate gearing techniques.
To learn more about the Vex Robotics Robotic Arm from Best Buy, click here!
What are you doing to make learning fun this summer?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Best Buy and Hexbug. Your experience may differ from ours. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.