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Hexbug Nano Robotic Bug

  Hexbug Nano Robotic Bug
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Item: HEX005 
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The Robotic Creature that behaves like a real bug!

Putting the 'micro' in Micro Robotic Creatures

How small can you go? Using common locomotion principles Innovation First set out to make a really small HEXBUG that gave the appearance of being smart. How will it react when it encounters an obstacle? What happens if it gets turned over? The first prototypes of the Nano were inspired by the old vibrating football games. More recent examples of vibrating motion are the BEAM Vibrobots, and then the Bristlebots. Thirty some iterations, a few years, and dozens of designs later the Nano was born. To give just a taste of how much development went into this product, they engineered and rapid prototyped over 150 variations of legs alone.

How it works. The motor inside the Nano rotates a counterweight that causes forces up and down. The down force causes the legs to bend and the Nano moves forward. The up force causes the creature to hop lifting the front legs off the ground and allowing the legs to unbend. This up and down movement repeats several hundred times per second causing the Nano to move forward. The Nano creature's ability to flip over by itself is due to the rotating forces caused by the motor and the unique internal and external chassis design (and a little magic).

Every Nano includes an exclusive access code that allows you to track your Nano collection, play games, and learn about real science!

Batteries are included. Colors may vary.

NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.

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  UPC 807648024098
  Manufacturer SKU 477-2409
  Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 11/5/2009
  Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
  Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 3 years
  Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #540
  Batteries Included Yes
  Battery Quantity 1
  Battery Size Button Cell

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • Total Customer Reviews: 139
    Average Customer Rating: 4.57 (site average 4.56)
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    Posted 3/20/2014 by Ramsey H

    Overall, it's fun. I think he's a little too young to understand the concept of how it works. He was scared of it at first, then he tried to squash it, now he treats it like a pet. He plays with it for 10 minutes every other day. We put it on his little I-K-E-A table that has a lip around the edges and it woks great. It gets to the edge and turns right around, never falls down. Don't put it on the kitchen floor because it can easily scurry away under the fridge or the oven. It's won't work on carpet at all.

    Rating: 5
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    MY daughter loves this toy.
    Posted 12/19/2013 by Corey L Legrand

    My 9 year old daughter loves this Hexbug. She was really impressed to see it flip over after being on its back.

    Rating: 5
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    Posted 10/9/2013 by JAMES J BEALL

    It is fascinating to my youngest and my oldest and her friends loved chasing them around the house!

    Rating: 5
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    HEXBUG Nano Robotic Bug
    Posted 3/19/2013 by Michael Pahl

    Crazy fun! Well designed. It acted like a cochroach and headed straight under the stove one time.

    Rating: 4
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    Review of Hexbug Nano Robotic Bug
    Posted 11/5/2012 by Sallie Jean Jackson

    Small and very cool. Great entertainment.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
    bugs, Hex bugs, hexbugs, nano, robotics, robots, science, bristlebots, hex bug, HexBug

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