Today’s tech toys have gone beyond leaps and bounds. They’re no longer just about flashing lights and noise out to drain batteries. They are more educational and creative, more functional, and definitely ones that will make a difference in society as a whole. Luckily, robotics engineers have found a way to make today’s tech toys more useful and advanced yet, user-friendly. On top of the heaping list is the Vex robotic design.
If you and your children are fond of using the “claw machine” then, the HEXBUG VEX Motorized Robotic Arm is a perfect choice. Loved by young children, teens and even adults, this robotic arm kit offers a fun way of tackling beginner industrial robotics. Designed to spark kids interest in STEM (Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathermatics), this 350-piece of snap-together parts can kickstart an 8-year old kid’s interest in furthering his or her knowledge.
The HEXBUG VEX Motorized Robotic Arm allows kids to build their own robotic arm that’s not only motorized but functional as well. This will open your child’s mind on how great the impact of robotics is to the world in terms of functionality and convenience. Think about industrial assembly lines, research facilities handling hypertoxic substances, or heavy equipment using such in their everyday operations. With technology seemingly overriding most concepts in society, it is only fitting to kickstart a child’s interest using toys like the Vex—which, by the way, are not really toys per se but educational and highly intelligent machines aimed to mimic big stuffs used in the real world.
The Vex actually comes with a towering arm complete with turning gears, articulated claw and lo and behold! a 360-degree rotational crane. It can pick items and relocate them with ease. Just like the claw machine in your favorite arcade shop, kids can program it to pick up small pieces of toys like say Lego blocks and haul them into a storage crate or box. Makes life easier and less messy for Moms.
What makes the HEXBUG VEX Motorized Robotic Arm extra special and exciting is its alternate build. For one, it can transform into a non-flying helicopter (see Chopper above) or a non-ambulatory scorpion (see below). When matched with other VEX IQ pieces, kids can even custom-built other robotic forms and designs. For kids, this means tapping to their minds to be more creative and to explore countless possibilities in their quest to learn more about functional robotics.
So what truly makes the Vex robotic arm design kit special? It’s perfect for beginners ages 8 and up to explore robotics in more ways than one. Fun and exciting, one can enjoy the full robotic arm with rotating crane and articulated claw to pick up, haul and relocate items. With the same 350 snap-together pieces, one can also build a chopper or a scorpion or with the addition of Vex IQ Pieces, a whole lot of excitement and creativity awaits. Want to give this as a gift? Check it out HERE. All in all, this is one present that anyone—young and old—will definitely appreciate.