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OWI - Frightened Grasshopper Kit - Solar Powered - OWI-MSK670
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He works great in full sun, not much in clouds, and works okay under a 100W light bulb. It's a great tool to show your kids how solar cells work. My kids loved making a shadow over him to make him stop wiggling.
I agree with other reviewers that the instructions are a bit confusing and I don't think a child could do it alone. But, he is surprisingly durable for being so little.
You can see what he does in the video. I highly recommend him!! :)
If I didn't only spend $5.00, I'd send it back but I suppose it's not worth the trouble.
As for the toy itself: it's cute, fairly sturdy, and inexpensive, but the solar response is *very* weak. Pretty much worthless for anything but, maybe, hooking a multimeter up to the solar cell and experimenting with different light sources and the like. That'll keep my kid interested for 15 seconds or so...
1. OWI is a reputable maker of robotic kits (granted, not all of them are perfect), but this is not from OWI.
2. This is not a kit; it's entirely assembled.
3. It doesn't jump, as you would expect from a grasshopper; it just vibrates and wiggles around. (The legs are fixed in place.)
1. It vibrates and wiggles around in bright light.
Even at the discounted price (1/3 of list), this is not worth the money. For what it is, it should be cheaper still.
Once done, the toy is super cute and my daughter loved it!
The toy was smaller than I thought it would be, but it is still very fun. It was easy to put together with my daughter--it took maybe 15 minutes or so, and we were able to play with it right away. I think she loves it even more since she got to put it together herself. She loves that it works in the sun and also with flashlights and lamps. She loves experimenting with every light source in the house to see which work. The motor also makes a cricket-like sound when the bug is picked up from the turning motion of the motor, which is cool.
My daughter is very hard on toys, and I felt this toy was very well constructed and sturdy. The antenna are flexible, but don't interfere with the action of the toy if they are skewed around.
The toy has started some interesting conversations about solar power and renewable energy and how simple motors work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We purchased this for our young nephew and he LOVED it - so much so that I ended up getting more of these for our nieces. Read morePublished 9 days ago by DealsAmongUs
They'll entertain your kids for a short period of time. It is a great lesson on solar energy with immediate results. So if you are a teacher this is great. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TeresaS
This little guy is so crazy cute, he jumps like a real grasshopper, u could buy a million of these guys!Published 3 months ago by Patty