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8 Years

We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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Learn how to make a real moving robot using solar panels and a motor! Watch it walk outside on a sunny day, or try powering it with your desk lamp. No batteries necessary! By recycling everyday materials as its body parts, this eco-friendly robot can be transformed into a walking dinosaur or a robotic monster!

Includes: solar panel with wires, solar panel holder plate, support arm, gear case body with motor and cams installed, 2 arms, 2 leg links, 2 legs, 2 feet, 2 terminal caps, 2 body template support clips, washer screws, screws, double-sided adhesive foam and detailed instructions.

Requires small crosshead screwdiver, paper cup and 2 forks (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 5.5" high when assembled.

Winner of the 2011 Parents' Choice Award and the Toy Fair Best New Creative Toys for 2011 Award.

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A creative robot with mechanical and scientific powers. This new futuristic robot can doodle a picture while vibrating and demonstrate energetic spinning powers. Contains 1 plastic disc and feet, 1 off-center ring, screws and nuts, short screws, felt pens, blister cover, and detailed instructions

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This cute robot is a motorized, moving, continuous bubble-blower! As it travels across the floor and bumps into objects, it will spin and redirect as it blows bubbles everywhere!

Includes 4 fl oz of bubble solution.

Robot measures approximately 8" in diameter.

Requires 6 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Get started with drawing circuits on paper. The Basic Kit contains a Circuit Scribe pen, six modules, a 9V Battery and other accessories. Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using the NPN transistor.

The Basic Plus Kits contains a workbook with 27 pages of lessons that works through resistance, elements in parallel and series, open and short circuits, and more.

Includes: 6 Modules (9V Battery adapter with 9V battery, x2 Bi-LED, SPST Switch, NPN Transistor, 2-Pin Adapter with 5x resistors; 100, 1k, 10k, 100k and 1M ohm, 2x capacitors; 0.1uF, 1.0uF, and one photoresistor; 10k ohms.), plus additional items; Conductive Ink Pen, Circuit Stencil, Jumper Sticker Sheet, Workbook (Optional), Steel sheet.

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Fact: pets make everything better. Add animal action to your stop-motion videos with a Stikdog, Stikcat or even Stikpony and make them Internet-famous! (Phone not included.)

Includes one Stikpet.

Each sold separately. Ships in randomly selected, assorted styles and colours, according to availability.

Animals vary.

Stikpets are more than just cute pose-able figures. #stikbot is the first ever social-media-sharing toy! Thanks to a free smartphone app available on iTunes and Google Play, #stikbot can really shine; kids can pose, film and edit their #stikbot in stop animation quickly and easily. Once filmed, they can upload their video creation from the app to share with their friends with the simple touch on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter,Vine etc..

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These high-tech insects fire infrared beams from their 360-rotating heads while impact sensors register every hit. Watch them react and recoil with life-like movements until only one remains standing!

Requires 10 x AG13 (Included)

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By James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld

The story of an extraordinary robot that signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class and changes elementary school forever is now in paperback! It's never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a robot he calls E--for "Error." E not only thinks he's Sammy's brother... he's actually even "nerdier" than Sammy. Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it's cool to be square?

Softcover novel, 336 pages.

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By Peter Brown

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home - until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Hardcover novel, 288 pages.

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By Paul Beck

 

What do gorillas and robots have in common? More than you think! Find out inside, when you go from biology to technology as you explore the worlds of gorillas and robots. For decades, scientists have looked to gorillas and other creatures for inspiration. Read the book to learn about gorilla behavior and anatomy, the design and development of robots, and what happens when scientists combine gorillas and robots. Then build your very own walking gorilla! Robotic Gorilla is sure to inspire the young scientists in your life.

Includes 24 fact cards, 15" x 20" poster, plastic case with motor, and 14 plastic pieces.

Hardcover containing 32 pages

 

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By the editors of Klutz

Get ready to smash, crash, and bash!

Smash Bots are no ordinary paper robots. Build 8 action-packed, 3D papercraft robots that zoom on pullback motors. Then create an entire city and prepare yourself for ultimate mayhem. Topple skyscrapers and wreck ramps in an epic battle between good and evil.

Includes 46-page book, 8 papercraft robots, 2 pull-back motor chassis, 30 papercraft buildings, 2 ramps, 3 air bridges, and glue.

Mixed media book, 46 pages.

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Ages 8 and up
  • Build five models including a helicopter, solar-bot, moon rover, stag beetle, and praying mantis
  • Learn about harnessing and using solar power
  • Experiment with motors, gears, and simple machines

In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells.

By building five awesome models and conducting experiments with them, learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. Start with a simple helicopter model that converts sunlight into a rotating motion and demonstrates the basics of solar technology.

Build models of: a solar-bot, or a moon rover, or a stag beetle. Finally, build a cool praying mantis model that moves like an insect and is powered by a solar cell! The models can also be powered by a battery (sold separately), allowing operation in all lighting conditions.

Includes 138 parts, which are compatible with other Thames & Kosmos physics and engineering kits, and 48-page book with illustrated step-by-step instructions for the projects.

Compatible with one rechargeable AA battery (not required, sold separately).

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Shape and paint six different plaster fridge magnets and badges! These adorable robots make great gifts for friends and family.

Includes mould with 6 designs, plaster powder, magnet, pins, 5-colour paint strip, paint brush, and instructions.

Average magnet size is approximately 2” tall.

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Bundle it Up! Purchase together with the 4M Kidz Labs Diving Octopus



Build and power a robot that requires no batteries! This Green Science kit is a fun and hands-on experiment that helps you discover the possibilities of alternate energy resources. With just a drop of salt water your robot will roll along the floor!

Includes: 2 complete charcoal battery kits (each kit can power the robot for approximately 60 minutes of play time), required materials and detailed instructions.

Robot measures approximately 3" high x 2.25" wide x 2" long. (when assembled).

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Build your very own Metal Detector Robot. Hunt for buried treasure by driving the robot back and forth with the remote control. When you hear it beep, you have found something metallic! You can also detach the metal detector unit and use it as a hand-held metal detector!

Contains: 1 chassis (with axle and gear installed), 1 motor with wires and worm gear, 1 motor cover, 1 metal detector, 1 base plate for eyes, 2 stick-on eyes, 1 switch lever, 1 gear, 1 axle,1 short axle, 1 remote-control with switch and wires, 1 battery cover, 4 terminal caps, screws, washered screw, 1 connecting cable, 4 wheels and detailed instructions.

Measure approximately 14cm long when assembled.

Requires 1 AA battery. (NOT INCLUDED)

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Ages 3 and up

Introducing Hexbug Aquabot Seahorse! Packed with smart fish technology and powered by electro-magnetic propulsion, this water-born Seahorse uses its curly rubber tail and elegant back fin to gracefully swim and bounce around inside any fish tank. For the first time ever, users can even control how deep the Seahorse dives by using its buoyancy control (adjustable weights in battery door) to customize the Hexbug Aquabot’s swimming patterns.

Includes 1 Aquabot.

Aquabot measures approximately 3.25” tall.

Each sold separately. Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

Requires 2 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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The Hexbug Aquabot is the first water-born Hexbug micro robotic creature with smart fish technology! Powered by electro-magnetic propulsion, this swimming fish propels itself to explore its environment. The colourful Hexbug Aquabot offers kids the fun experience of having a pet fish, without all the messy clean-up. The Aquabots are equipped with an automatic on and off sensor that activates when submerged in water, a design element meant to get kids thinking about the science behind the robot.

Best of all this cool robot fish comes in packaging that you can use as a travel size tank, simply fill with water!

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours and styles, according to availability.

Requires 2 AG13/LR44 batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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The Love Robot charm is programmed for smiles and will have your CHARM IT! girl smitten! Add this charm to any CHARM IT! bracelet or necklace and customize her collection!

Measures approximately 1.5” tall.

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This tabletop aquarium is home to a lifelike fish that swims around and around! Nothing is more soothing than watching your new friend explore the fishbowl. Best of all, no need to feed or clean up after this robotic pet!

Includes fish, decorative bowl, realistic reef bowl-base, and translucent aquarium pebbles.

Bowl measures approximately 5" long x 5" wide x 4.5" tall.

Requires 2 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Building off the wildly popular Hexbug Aquabot Shark and Clownfish, comes Hexbug Aquabot 2.0. The new water-born Angelfish and Hammerhead Shark are packed with smart fish technology, added sensors and an inner glow that makes them appear more alive than ever before! These Aquabot 2.0 swimmers are equipped with hi-tech sensors that can wake a sleeping fish in three different ways! This patent-pending technology enables users to wake a sleeping fish by simply running their fingers through the water, touching the fish or even tapping on the outside of the fish bowl , which will cause the once-dormant sea creature to come to life and takes off swimming! The underwater dwellers also exhibit an inner pulsing LED glow that illuminates the Angelfish and Hammerhead Shark and brings them to life in a fresh-new way.

Includes: 1 fish or 1 shark.

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Requires 2 AG13/LR44 batteries (INCLUDED).

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Building off the wildly popular Hexbug Aquabot Shark and Clownfish, comes Hexbug Aquabot 2.0. The new water-born Angelfish are packed with smart fish technology, added sensors and an inner glow that makes them appear more alive than ever before! These Aquabot 2.0 swimmers are equipped with hi-tech sensors that can wake a sleeping fish in three different ways! This patent-pending technology enables users to wake a sleeping fish by simply running their fingers through the water, touching the fish or even tapping on the outside of the fish bowl , which will cause the once-dormant sea creature to come to life and takes off swimming! The underwater dwellers also exhibit an inner pulsing LED glow that illuminates the Angelfish and brings them to life in a fresh-new way.

Includes: 1 Aquabot Angelfish with a trendy design on the side.

Each sold separately.

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours and styles, according to availability.

Requires 2 AG13/LR44 batteries (INCLUDED).

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