When it comes to STEM toys, few things beat building a robot. The Makeblock ultimate robot kit from Gearbest works with Arduino, which is open-source hardware and software, giving you full customization options. If you ever wanted to create a fully customized robot to learn everything you wanted to know about them, this is exactly the kit you would need. Take a look and find out everything it includes so you can decide if this is the right option for you.

 

This robot kit from Gearbest includes everything you could ever need to create a fully customized robot. With this kit, you can create 10 fully functional robotic projects, giving you a ton of options for what you want to bring to life. It has an aluminum extrusion structure so it will stay strong for any creative tasks you want your robot to undertake. Unlike some other kits, this robot requires no soldering as the wiring is easy to manage. This kit is entirely Bluetooth compatible so you can control it with your smartphone or tablet.

Compared to other robotic kits, this one has everything you need but at the same time, it’s not so complicated that you’ll get lost. It’s still generally built for a beginner but it provides enough of a challenge to keep you busy for a long time. You also have the ability to learn through using the Arduino and Scratch programming how to tweak your robot to do what you want. The included instructions show you how to build the first photo in this overview: the robotic arm car. However, the other 9 options are in the 3D Model project they give you a link to inside the instructions. You don’t need to know how to code to use this robot since the smart device app control is easy to use.

Some of the gear it includes is:

  • Metal-geared motors
  • Arduino-compatible controller
  • Programmable RGB LED strip
  • Various sensors
  • Robotic gripper

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