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4M Soda Can Robug

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4.6 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
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  • The 4M Soda Can Robug teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot.
  • No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts. Just add a used soda pop can and let the fun begin.
  • Perfect for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in robotics and green science.
  • Requires two AAA batteries (not included).
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
  • Challenge your child's imagination with 4M toys and kits.
  • 4M educational toys cover a wide range of educational subjects and include science kits, arts and crafts kits, robotics kits, and more.
  • 4M offers a wide range of toys and kits to let you build a clock, crochet a placemat, or turn your room into a planetarium--all in the name of making learning fun.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Transform a used soda pop can into a bug-eyed robot with the 4M Soda Can Robug kit. The 4M Soda Can Robug teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot. No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts. Just add a used soda pop can and let the fun begin. Perfect for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in robotics and green science. Requires two AAA batteries (not included). Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

From the Manufacturer

Create an exciting science project with your recycling. Your finished "Robug" emits sounds as it moves across the floor. Kit includes: parts and instructions.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.2 x 3.5 x 6.5 inches
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 6.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B000RN6CDO
Item model number 3647
Manufacturer recommended age 36 months - 15 years
Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
Best Sellers Rank #60,878 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#44 in Toys & Games > Learning & Education > Science > Robotics
#208 in Industrial & Scientific > Robotics > Domestic & Personal Robots
#1,321 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys > Learning
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4.6 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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Teaches Scientific Principles
Topics Covered Robotics & Engineering Robotics & Engineering Robotics, Engineering, Physics Robotics & Engineering Robotics, Engineering, Physics Robotics & Alternative Energy
Requires Household Item(s)
Batteries Required 1 AA Battery 1 AA Battery 1 AA Battery 2 AAA Batteries 4 AAA Batteries None
Adult Supervision Required
Recommended Ages Ages 9 and Up Ages 9 and Up Ages 9 and Up Ages 9 and Up Ages 9 and Up Ages 9 and Up

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By Dustin Farahnak TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 11, 2009
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I purchased this Soda Can 'Robug' for my niece who is 9 years old.

It's very simple, really. You build a sleeve to insert a soda can into. That sleeve has legs that are very similar to bent paper clips. It also has a motor attached that is similar to a video game controller's rumble feature. When turned on, the 'robug' vibrates enough to move the entire thing in circles (about half a Meter in diameter for me, but I doubt this is consistent across the product line). It only works if it's on a smooth, level surface.

That's it. Other than the shaking motor, there are no moving parts. No leg movement or anything like that. It does resemble a fly, and the motor makes a bzzzz noise that imagination could make like a bug, I suppose.

My niece either is polite and a gifted actress, or she was delighted by this thing. She assembled the entire thing with no trouble (then again, it's extremely simple, requiring a few screws to be screwed), and I thought it was fun watching her follow the instructions.

But it's not educational, it's not challenging, and it's not interesting when compared to all the little robot kits I grew up playing with.

Now, I don't think I was deceived or anything... but I wouldn't have bought it if I had paid more attention to the utter simplicity of this thing. I'm giving it 4 stars because it is well made, and I simple was disappointed this wasn't a different sort of product (that's my fault).
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2 of my 4 kids really enjoyed being a part of the building process. My 6-yr old son wandered off near the beginning, but my 4-yr old and 8-yr old were spellbound. It took less than 30 minutes to put it together. Then we spent 30 minutes watching it spin in circles on the floor. It doesn't have an extremely sturdy build and it is definitely not 11 pounds of shipping. It's a fun little toy, albeit kind of expensive. We like the one we have, but won't be getting another. The emphasis in the description on recycling is a little over the top...
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did you know not all pop cans are the same size? We discovered this when trying to put it together. the pieces that go around the can are made for a specific size can, and our first try didn't fit
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Cute beginner robot for 6 year old and Dad to build.
It is always good to do a little recyling lesson with
something in which a child shows interest. Good Start.
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I bought this product for my eleven year old brother. He and my dad had a great time putting it together. Once it was assembled (not too hard) the switch was flipped and the robot immediately buzzed itself across the table. Cute and fun to watch. I wouldn't say it created hours of amusement, but there was a sense of accomplishment and I don't feel that it will gather much dust before it's played with again.
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This is the toy that could have... It could have inspired. It could have been fun. It could have been awesome. But instead, as other reviewers noted, there are some very tragic design flaws. The main one is that the wires soldered to the motor are soldered in the wrong direction forcing a kink. Once the toy began to vibrate, it only vibrated for about 25 seconds. And then it was silent. The wires at the motor had broken. A HUGE disappointment.
The other flaw is that there are only 3 legs spaced close together. It makes for a top heavy toy prone to falling over. But like I said, before we had a chance to bend the legs and get it stable, we were out of tries because the wires broke.
Major bummer. Perhaps they'll redesign this one in the future. I think it has real promise.
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I bought this product for my 10-year-old grandson. He was very excited with putting it together. Unfortunately we could not secure the legs enough to hold the bug upright. I finally fashioned new legs with coat hanger wire.
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Overall not a bad toy but average. My son 8yr was excited to help put this contraption together. The parts are kind of small so he was limited on how much he could help, but was interested from start to finish. We had no problems with the assembly, and has it buzzing around the floor in less than 10 minutes. When I say buzz I mean buzz --- a very loud buzz. The mini electric vibrator motor is very loud. All in all for a <10$ gift its ok. It is now sitting on the bureau collecting dust, but his friends ask what it is, so its a conversation piece at least.
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