Build a bug bot and battle it! That's the premise behind the new toy line Kamigami Robots. Kids simply fold and snap together flat sheets of durable plastic pieces to create 3-D bug robots, including Musubi, a blue and purple insect with a curved tail.
Once built, you open up the free Kamigami Robots app and program a whole sequence of movement, lights, and sounds for the robot under the Code section. It's as easy as choosing the action you want, dragging and dropping it where you want it, and then pressing "run code" to watch Musubi perform the sequence.
You can also use the app as a remote control via the Run section or make Musubi dance in the Dance section.
And if you have a friend with a Kamigami Robot, you can play Tag or Battle, using the app as the remote.
As you play with your robot and the app, you'll unlock achievements, which can be viewed in the section marked by the trophy.
It is easy to control and fun to play with this build-it-yourself robot, and kids will like that they can program it to do different things, drive it around like they would any R/C toy, or battle with a friend. This will be a fun and satisfying DIY robotics kit that also introduces some basic STEM concepts for any kid with an interest in robotic toys and construction toys.
Kamigami Robots Musubi is for ages 8 and up. It will be fun for kids with an interest in construction toys and robotics.
Expect to spend between 30 and 45 minutes assembling your robot. The instructions are easy to follow.
It takes 45 minutes for your robot to fully charge. You charge the robot using the included USB cable.
The robots can work on almost any surface, even outside.
The app is a free download on iOS and Android devices. A smart device is sold separately.
Additional Kamigami Robots include Lina the ladybug, sold separately.
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