How it works
All the parts needed to construct a Mechanical Insect and the 2-channel remote control are provided. This robot kit is equipped with two gearboxes, one that controls the right legs and one that controls the left legs. While working in the same direction, the gearboxes allow your robot to move forward or backward. While working in opposite directions, the gearboxes allow your robot to turn right or left. The remote control allows you to control the two gearboxes; each lever controls one gearbox. After some practice, you will be able to make your insect go anywhere you want. The Mechanical Insect’s body is made from a transparent blue ABS resin that allows you to see all of the motors, gears, cranks, and linkage rods in action.
Let’s play soccer with friends
The kit includes a ball and parts to build goals, allowing you use your Mechanical Insect to play soccer with friends. Stickers with numbers are also part of the set so you can organize a full competition. To play soccer, you just need to make a rounded field with fences and draw lines on it. Then take two Mechanical Insects as players and you are ready to start. By pushing the ball with the legs of your robot, you can dribble and score goals. Note that only one Mechanical Insect is included in this kit.
- Total length: 116 mm
- Total weight: 135 g (without batteries)
- Body material: ABS resin
- Gearbox, motor, and remote-control are included, along with a “soccer” ball, goal, and identification stickers
- A screwdriver for the assembly is provided.
- Requires two AA (a.k.a. R6 or UM3) batteries (sold separately).
- Continuous running time with Alkaline battery: 2 hrs.
Note: This is a kit. Assembly requires using a screwdriver and snapping parts together. No soldering is required.
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Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).
We deliver Australia-wide with these options:
- $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
- $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
- $8.95 for Express Post (Overnight for Australia Post Next Day Network, tracked)
- Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)
International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:
- $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
- $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)
If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.
Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):
Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
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