I got to try out a HEXBUG Nano...and was really interested to see what this tiny robot could do. It has 12 legs and vibrates to move itself across the floor. If it tips over, it picks itself right back up and carries on. If something comes in its way... it changes direction and keeps going. Let me tell you...this thing is FAST! Man... it was crazy!
This would be awesome for a young boy that is into robotics and building "tests" for the Nano to go through. On their site there is a history of the product and the science behind it, challenges, the backstory, games, quizzes and even earning points.
HEXBUG carries different styles of these little robots including an ant, inchworm...the original and a crab! All of them come in a variety of colours and come in their own storage tube. The batteries are replaceable...so no worries about it dying and not being able to revive it! LOL.
It was kinda cool to play with.... actually we had a blast watching the cat chase it around...we thought it was hilarious, and he couldn't figure out what it was.
Thank you to HEXBUG for sending me out a Nano to try. It will make a perfect stocking stuffer for all the future engineers out there!