We’ve collected 7 of what we think are the best robots to build and reviewed them so you can easily choose from the winners to keep your children happy and learning about robotics.
Here they are: robots that are fun to build, reviewed for you!
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What are the best robots to build?
Here’s our list of the best robot kits to build for you to choose from:
- Makeblock mBot Starter Kit with Bluetooth Dongle
- UBTECH JIMU Robot Competitive Series: Champbot Kit
- National Geographic Wooden Model Kit
- Aukfa Building Blocks RC Robot
- Tomons Solar Robot Kit
- Sillbird STEM 4-in-1 Solar Science Robot Kit
- Poraxy 5 Set STEM Kit
Makeblock mBot Starter Kit with Bluetooth Dongle. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
The Makeblock mBot is an excellent entry-level robot for kids and can quickly be built in about fifteen minutes. With the included mblock App, children can program the robot to sing, dance, play games, and do various other things. Engaging with the mBot is a fun and exciting way for children to learn how to code utilizing drag-and-drop programming followed by more advanced programming with Ardunio C. The setup includes a game-based mblock App which provides more than sixty programming game tasks!
The mCore mainboard adapts an open-source construction and is based on the Arduino Uno. It can connect to more than one hudred types of electronic modules compatible with Arduino motherboards. Furthermore, it can connect to more than five hundred parts on the Makeblock platform. All this is a fantastic way to inspire children to engage in more hands-on creativity. The mBot comes with coding challenge cards, which teach the fundamentals of coding through exciting robot games.
UBTECH JIMU Robot Competitive Series: Champbot Kit. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
This Champbot kit from UBTECH challenges children to test their skills by shooting baskets into the buildable basketball hoop or knocking down one of the included target cards. Altogether there are 522 snap-together parts, including three servo motors, two DC motors, and an IR sensor. Ultimately, this kit is designed to introduce or expand children’s interest in the STEM field through a hands-on and fun approach to learning. Get ready to build, code and compete like a pro. The UBTECH Champbot kits does not require any tools and the 3D, 360° animated instruction guide can be located in the free JIMU app on your phone or tablet.
National Geographic Wooden Model Kit. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
With this kit, children can build a solar-powered Mars rover that will move when in direct sunlight. The kit is a 3D puzzle that can be built together as a family or for children to build on their own.
The kit encourages critical thinking and fosters an interest in space, model-building, and engineering.
The components are made of wood, with sandpaper included to smooth out any rough edges. There is also a solar panel and a guide with facts about outer space and the Moon.
There is no need for special tools to build this Mars rover.
Users love the sturdiness of the wooden components, and that the instructions are easy to follow.
Aukfa Building Blocks RC Robot. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
This building-block robot toy will promote children’s hand-eye coordination, divergent thinking, problem-solving skills, and peak their interest in robotics, engineering, mathematics and science. The kit also encourages patience, concentration and cognitive skills while teaching them the basics of programming.
The set contains 392 brightly-colored pieces, along with instructions with vivid diagrams to show children how to assemble the robot.
The robot comes with a remote control, and can move forward, backward, left, right, and rotate 360 degrees. A remote control manual, a USB charger and an assembly robot manual are also included.
The robot is easily charged via USB cable in 60 minutes.
There are 4 modes of operation: remote, voice, gyro and path.
Users love that the robot is easy to build and fun for their children to use.
Tomons Solar Robot Kit. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
Children can build 12 different robots with this kit which can move on land or on water. Children develop manual dexterity, problem-solving skills, logical thinking, self-confidence and teamwork.
The kit includes a solar power panel, so no batteries needed. The robot can crawl, roll and float under direct sunlight, teaching children about green technology and renewable energy sources.
Children’s interest is sparked for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and construction.
The instruction book is detailed and there are 190 pieces for children to use, all of which are sturdy and non-toxic.
Children can build a walker-bot, a quad-bot, a buggy-bot, a crab-bot, a turtle-bot, a row-bot, a slither-bot, a roly poly-bot, a beetle-bot, a puppy-bot, a zombie-bot and a surf-bot.
Sillbird STEM 4-in-1 Solar Science Robot Kit. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
This kit enables children to build 4 different types of space robots: a walking robot, a space shuttle, a moon buggy, and a space station. The micro rechargeable battery can store electricity through the space transfer station and then power the robot. The space station powers the micro rechargeable battery through solar panels and AAA/1.5V batteries.
Children will learn how to engineer robot toys that use solar power, while improving their manual dexterity, problem-solving skills, logical thinking, collaboration and teamwork.
This kit also fosters an interest in mechanics and engineering in young children. Children can also explore their own creative ideas by using the pieces in the kit to make robots of their own design.
Poraxy 5 Set STEM Kit. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
This 3-in-1 building kit enables children to build a dinosaur, insect and drilling machine. The parts can be easily disassembled afterwards for other creations.
The kit is equipped with a small-sized solar panel powered by direct sunlight. Children can learn about green sources of renewable energy while encouraging their imaginations and love of building, construction and play.
This kit can help foster a child’s love of science, technology, engineering, crafts and robotics.
The figures are available in two colors: green or red. No tools are required, and the kit includes stickers for children to customize their creations.