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My boys like all boys LOVE to build~ so when I get the opportunity to tie that into our lessons it makes for a perfect partnership! Homeschooling should not just be about books, but hands on learning!! That is the stuff they remember!
OWI robotics has a great selection of solar powered robots for all ages. We had the chance to experiment with the new 14 in 1 Solar Robot kit and this was the expression I received……………..
The 14 in 1 educational solar robot kit does not disappoint with 14 different options all in ONE KIT~!! With the ability to build MOVING bugs, boats, dogs, and wheely creatures, I am happy to say this toy will be a favorite long after their first creation!
This particular kit is designed for ages 10+ due to LOTS of small pieces. I am sure you are thinking “Small pieces……a Mother’s worst nightmare when it comes to toys”, but OWI Robotics has a feature I have never seen before! THEY COME WITH BAGGIES LABELED WITH PICTURES!! Since you are able to build 14 different robots, knowing what piece is which is vital. I love that I can easily see the pieces, and they can easily return them to the right package to ensure everything will be there when they want to make their next creation!
After the daunting task of popping all the pieces out( took an hour honestly), the boys with help from Dad were quickly able to assemble their first bot. I could hear the sound of giggles and sometimes frustration but what I heard the most was…..learning. My husband talked them through positive and negativity polarity, solar energy and it’s possibilities, and how to read instructions(something EVERY man should know how to do). Even the little ones listened in and picked up a few things.
In a short amount of time….I heard the pitter patter of feet running towards the porch. Their first Wheely bot was adorable(I know that’s not the right word to describe a robot). He kind of reminded me of a small Wall-E.
OWI robots are powered purely by light. You have to have direct sunlight in order for the bots to work, but you can check out their abilities under a 50W+ lightbulb. After your initial “core” is built, it only takes 15-30 minutes to construct your next bot!
OWI robotics 14 in 1 Solar Robot kit has 2 levels of difficulty so the kids can grow in their building skills! I don’t have to buy any additional parts or pieces, and NO NEED FOR BATTERIES!! YIPPEEE!! Here are some of the robot options! You can see the robots in action on OWI Youtube!
If you are looking to teach your children that power and importance of renewable energy sources, then this is a great starting point. It opened up discussion with my boys on solar energy on a larger scale and the future of solar energy. I encourage you to check out OWI Robots online and of course across their social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.
BUY IT : 14 in 1 Solar Robot kit is available for $31.95. GREAT price for all the options!