What you get
Take the next step in your engineering adventures with a crawling robot you build yourself! Construct intricate mechanical legs that let your robot walk like a crab. Add a set of arms that wiggle as it walks — or design your own with custom arm connectors. Then learn about the incredible engineering behind other real-life robots that walk just like yours. Ready? Legs get to it!
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Because we had such a blast prototyping different arm designs, we decided to add customizable arm connectors so users could join in the creative fun!”
By the numbers
Links in the legs: 28
Arm prototypes: 42
Test distance walked: 1,320 feet (402 m)
Our grandson, age 8, was able to independently assemble the robot. The screwdriver was too small so he used the one in his sister’s eureka kit. He prefers the architectural sheet of directions over having them in a booklet. The robot worked well and entertained he family.
We got a crawling robot from someone and some instruction was missing. I emailed KiwiCo to send us a video or any online instructions. They didn’t have anything, so they sent me a whole new kit for free. It was so sweet and generous of them! My 10 year old was thrilled, and you just gained a new customer, because we will order more kits in the future. Thanks again!