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Thames & Kosmos Geckobot

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About this item

  • 2016 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids product,
  • Toy Insider STEM 10 Award winner for 2016
  • Featured in Purdue Univerisyt's Engineering Gift Guide for 2016 

Thames & Kosmos Geckobot

Description

  • 2016 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids product,
  • Toy Insider STEM 10 Award winner for 2016
  • Featured in Purdue Univerisyt's Engineering Gift Guide for 2016 

This astonishing wall-climbing robot has a motorized air suction system that enables it to walk vertically up and down perfectly smooth surfaces, like glass, plastic, whiteboards, and glossy laminates. 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.

Specifications

  • Geckobot walks vertically up smooth surfaces like windows, glass, and mirrors
  • Explore the physics of air-pressure, surface texture, and suction
  • Build 6 robotic models, in addition to the Geckobot; 7 different models in all
  • Includes 24-page manual and experiment guide with instructions
  • Ages 8 and up

Warranty

1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty Against Defects.

Manufacturer Info

For additional questions or concerns regarding this product, please contact the Manufacturer's Customer Service Department at 1-800-587-2872

Assembled Country

Taiwan

Component Country

Imported

Shipping Info


Value - 5 to 8 business days

Standard - 2 to 6 business days

Premium - 2 to 4 business days

Express - 1 to 2 business days
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