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Big Bad Beetlebot Kit
Big Bad Beetlebot Kit

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Product Code: MKSB019

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Make a quick and basic obstacle-avoiding robot without using any solder with this simple kit, Big Bad Beetlebot . Use only a screwdriver to put it together, then watch it zoom and smartly bounce off things in its way. No microcontrollers, ICs, or transistors are used just two switches cleverly wired together form the brains of this robot that has been featured as a popular MAKE magazine and Instructables.com project. Choose from 2 colors, red or blue.
  • Simple screw-together mechanical construction (we even included the screwdriver!)
  • Plug-in wiring
  • Sturdy, preformed wire sensors
  • Laser-cut acrylic shell
  • Detailed construction manual with large, clear graphics
  • 4 AAA Needed but not included
  • Body measures 4" x 4.5" x 1.25" (We said it was big!)

Average Customer Review: 2.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Beetle bot ..... March 11, 2012
Reviewer: Jay from United States  
My ten year son and I worked on this for a science fair project and the thing did not work.  The contacts are loose and the diagram in the manual does not reflect the color coding of the wires etc. Contacted the solarbotics support desk and explained to them the need for help, one week before the science fair and well they did not have the time to help to make it work. I wasted the entire money 39.95 + shipping and handling. This product should be purchased if your core competency is in electric circuitry and you can do it without any help from the help desk. I will give it zero stars.  In the end an extremely disappointing experience

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Big Bad Beetlebot Kit - GOOD! July 28, 2011
Reviewer: Anthony Jefferson from Fairport, NY United States  
Easy to put together kit with good instructions and helpful diagrams and B&W photos. Everything is included, even a screwdriver. My 11 YO son and I had no trouble putting it together in about an hour.

The kit gets 4/5 instead of 5/5 stars because the wrong battery packs were included. The pre-drilled holes in these battery packs did not match either the instructions or the holes in the baseplate.

We resorted to using superglue, but a more permanent solution would have been to drill a couple of new holes in each battery pack to line up with the holes in the baseplate.

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