Dec 9 2010
This Christmas your child can build their very own fully functioning robotic arm, with the fantastic OWI Robotic Arm Edge. Construction skills and educational fun go hand in hand with this robotic kit. Maybe the next great robot scientist is in your family and they just need a little inspiration from a robot construction set such as this to start developing their passion and skills. Bring out the scientist in your boy or girl this holiday season and give them the OWI Robotic Arm kit for a Christmas present.
Some children simply like to build things and this will truly bring out the mechanic, engineer or scientist in them this holiday season. They have all the Lego and Meccano sets that they could ever need, and spend many hours focused intently on building great masterpieces. So where do you go from there? A robot construction set such as the OWI Robotic Arm Edge might be the answer.
The OWI Robotic Arm Edge needs to be fully built by its owner before it can be used. This can be quite a mission, but with any child over ten years of age who has a good concentration span and patient supervision, it can be achieved. It can actually be a really nice bonding project between a parent and their child.
Just imagine how proud your child will feel once this robot arm has been fully assembled and is ready to power up. Then imagine the smile on your child’s face as they work out the full range of motion and dexterity of this robot as they command their new robotic arm to do new things.
What can the OWI Robotic Arm Edge Do?
Once assembled, the Robotic Arm edge can do a lot of different functions and movements. The gripper on the end of the arm opens and closes. There is a radial wrist motion of 120 degrees and an elbow range of motion of 300 degrees, plus the base rotation of 270 degrees and base motion of 180 degrees. With the right commands, this robot arm can pick items up and move them to just about anywhere, then drop the item.
What does the OWI Robotic Arm teach your child?
During construction of the robotic arm, your child learns how to use some basic everyday tools such as screwdrivers and files. They also learn the concepts of mechanical and robotic joints and gears and how they work. Construction and use of the robot also teaches the basics of power distribution through the switched control box. Then they go on to learning basic programming tips and tricks.
The OWI Robotic Arm Edge is the perfect gift for the child who has any interest in robots, electronics or construction. It really delivers on the price because you get both an enjoyable building project and a really fun toy to play with so what a great Christmas present this would make this holiday season.