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The MAKE: Spinbot Kits let you build a triple-armed, pen- or chalk-grasping “robot” that spins in circles and draws elaborate geometric shapes while you watch. The kit is the brainchild of Christopher Myers and Anne Mayoral who form ArtBot Toys, a company that aims to introduce kids to science and technology. Chris and Anne have attended multiple Maker Faires where their SpinBots never fail to draw a crowd.

Assembly is easy and takes about 30 minutes, making it a great parent-child project. While kids are having fun making colorful art, they’ll learn about electronics and geometry. Each kit includes laser-cut acrylic parts, rubber bands, a motor, battery holder, and power switch. All you need to start making robotic art are batteries, pens, and paper.

Learn to build the Make: Spinbot Kit from the Maker Shed.

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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Zip Ties March 15, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Fitchburg, WI United States  
I bought this product to use with my students.  We couldn't even start to assemble it as one zip tie after another broke.  I have never had zip ties that have broken before.  I don't know who is manufacturing your zip ties but the key part to the assembly is so poorly made that I now have to go out and purchase parts.  I was going to purchase more kits for our school but if the zip ties are such poor quality, I can't imagine what the other parts might do.  This is my first experience with a Make product and I am very disappointed with the quality.

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fun even for an under-3 December 26, 2012
Reviewer: not a roboticist from mountain view, ca, usa  
This is a great kit.  My son was not quite three when we went to MakerFaire and put together one of these kits at Anne & Chris's booth.  Nothing in the assembly was too hard for us parents but a good number of things were still too hard for him, which made for a perfect collaborative project that held his attention from start to finish.  He spent a long time with the SpinBot there, and still pulls it down from the shelf and takes it for a spin.  I think putting it together really helped him understand that robots aren't just Bender-style people in metal suits, but things that people make to do things - he really gets it now when the Google self-driving cars drive by and we refer to them  as the "robot cars."

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
SpinBot December 13, 2012
Reviewer: from San Ramon, CA  
My daughters, (7 & 9), attended a party where there were a mix of boys and girls ranging from 6 to 11 years old. The party theme revolved around the building of the SpinBot. I wasn't sure if they were going to be successful or not, but when I arrived to pick them up, they were super excited about what they had accomplished. The SpinBots were challenging enough to make it exciting and educational, but easy enough for the children to be successful. They were so proud of their finished product. Unlike other "toys" around the house, they treat their SpinBots like a treasure and use them constantly. The SpinBot is now my "go to" gift!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great toy! December 3, 2012
Reviewer: Lizan Gilbert from Austin, TX United States  
I have been looking for a toy that introduces my 7yr old son and 10yr old daughter to robotics in a hands-on, creative, engaging way that isn't limited to 'remote controlled cars and helicopters'.  This is it!  My son loved the challenge of putting it together - his only issue being his excitement at wanting to get it done so hurrying through steps, and my daughter was excited about using it as a drawing tool.  Both were very happy - that is until they had to share.  I really appreciated the simplicity of the parts but the creativity in the way it went together.  As I said, my son was jumping around, but slowing him down and redoing a couple of steps was easy with the parts.  As a parent, I always appreciate a toy that will hold up to a bit of 'love'.  The parts are sturdy and haven't fallen apart or broken.  We're really happy with it and looking forward to the next robot!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Kids liked this Spinbot kit November 28, 2012
Reviewer: LG from San Jose, CA United States  
Both my 7 year old and 11 year old enjoyed building this mini robot.  It kept their interest and they have continued to think of other ways to use it -- lights, paints, pencils and even some other wild ideas.  Instructions were fairly easy and with some guidance, they were able to build it i about an hour.  Biggest fun was attaching small LED lights and putting them to work in the dark.  Very cool.  I wish the kit was complete and included the markers (and battery)--more convenient and parent friendly, especially for gift giving.   Overall, a great kit.

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