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Thames & Kosmos Geckobot

Item #: 1604973

This unique, wall-climbing robot mimics a gecko in action. You can also build 6 other models and experiment with air pressure and mechanical physics.

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This wall-climbing robot has a motorized air suction system that enables it to walk vertically up and down perfectly smooth surfaces. 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. At the same time, the gear system drives an air pump that sucks air inward at the two feet touching the wall while blowing air outward at the other two feet. When the geckobots tongue hits an object in front of it, it triggers the motor to go in reverse, causing the model to walk back down the wall. You can build six other models and conduct experiments with suction to learn about air pressure and the mechanical physics of this unique device. Build models of an industrial robotic arm with vacuum suction cup grippers, a car with suction cup wheels, an octopus with suction cup arms, a crawling insect, a window cleaning robot, and a vacuum holder device. Ages 8 and up.
  • Build 7 different models and conduct experiments with suction to learn about air pressure and mechanical physics
  • Two of the feet are always holding the model to the wall, while the other two feet are pushing off and stepping forward
  • The head and tail move from side to side when walking, resulting in a lifelike lizard model
  • A 24-page, full-color manual guides you through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions, scientific information, and explanations
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries, not included
Includes:
  • 176 Pieces
  • Instruction Manual (24 Pages)