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Stop! Don't throw that soda can in the trash!
Why would you do that when you can turn it into a robot?
Follow the simple instructions to easily assemble all the pieces, slide that recycled can into the body rings, install the batteries, and switch on the motor.
Just like that, your new tin can robot comes to life!
Googly eyes wobble comically and long curly-straw arms twist into all kinds of silly positions as your brand new recycled friend happily dances across the table.
Meanwhile, kids get to discover all kinds of fun facts about technology and science as they read through the included manual.
Learn about how your new robot works, how cams work, why the can makes that strange buzzing sound, plus all kinds of interesting stuff about resonance.
See? Isn't this better than sending that can off to the dump?
Discover the FUN of recycling while learning all about science and technology with the 4M Tin Can Robot kit.
4M Tin Can Robot
Kit for turning a recycled tin can into a fun robot
Encourages dexterity, following instructions, strong recycling habits
Kids discover the fun of recycling while being fascinated by technology
Turns any average-sized soda can into a googly-eyed robot
Read through manual to learn how it works, how cams work, about resonance
Includes 4 body rings, short leg, long leg, 2 gripper hands, 2 straw attachments, 2 terminal caps, 4 bolts and nuts, 15 screws, toy motor with gear, 2 eyes base plates, 2 metal wires, 2 moving eyes, axle with gear, motor/axle cover, 2 bendy straws, battery casing with cover and wires, 2 plastic feet, body plate
Requires a soda can and Philips head screwdriver - NOT included
Requires 1 AA battery - NOT included
Quality materials for exceptional robot-building experience
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fun robot project
Posted 4/15/2013 by Angie Schlossberg
Our robot kit arrived a week ago (quick delivery, btw). My daughter had been waiting with great anticipation, so she begged to put it together that evening. In hindsight, I should have waited until the next day so that we could both be fresh. We still had fun putting it together, but we both were weary by the time it was completed. I probably "assisted" in the building of it more than I would have had we not gone well beyond her bedtime. My daughter was absolutely delighted with it, and so proud of our accomplishment that she took it to school to show her second grade class. The robot was a big hit there, as well. However, because it is fairly fragile, it didn't make it home without breakage (the bolts are too short in a couple of places so the nuts don't have much to hang on to).
My 8 year old son had fun building it with me. He liked the idea of creating a toy from a recycled product, but he hasn't played with it since.
The screws were too small and the wiring too fragile for him to build it himself.
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