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$27.97

Thames & Kosmos Rocket Science Science Experiment Kit: Last century, the effort to put humans on the moon inspired a whole generat...ion of scientists and engineersMore recently, we have been captivated by new discoveries made by robots on MarsOur internet, GPS maps and telecommunications networks all depend on satellitesWhether you're putting humans on the moon, robots on Mars or satellites in orbit, you need rockets built by rocket scientistsKit is, in fact, rocket scienceBut that doesn't mean it's difficult or boringPhysics comes alive in this action-packed series of experiments centered around a specially-designed "stomp-on" rocket launcher with 3 foam rocketsLaunch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forcesBuild a balloon-propelled rocket, boat and race carPlay a game to try to hit target "planets" with the foam rocketsExplore the physical principles of gravity and inertiaLearn about air pressureRead up on the different vehicles humans have used to escape Earth's gravitational pull read more

Thames & Kosmos
$32.83

Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Science Experiment Kit: Gyroscopes are used in countless devicesFrom smartphones, tablets and video game c...ontrollers to airplanes and space telescopes, gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinaryWith this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building 7 motorized models, including a robot that can balance on 2 linear wheels and move along a tightrope! Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravityBy constructing 7 different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in the livesThe models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker and a flight simulatorAt the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscopeA gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such as way that its axle can move in any directionBecause of the laws of physics, the gyroscope reacts to external forces differently than a non-spinning wheel would: it resists forces in certain directionsThis behavior allows it to be used for all sorts of applications related to balance, rotation and orientationFun, hands-on experiments with the motorized gyroscope unit make these physical laws tangible and easier to comprehendThe word "gyroscope" comes from the Greek words gyro, for "circle" or "rotation," and skopeein, meaning "to see;" the name was originally coined by a scientist who built the device in an experiment to see Earth's rotationAlthough gyroscopes are used in very sophisticated devices, essentially they are simple mechanical instrumentsA child's spinning toy top is a simple example of a gyroscopeA full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explana read more

Thames & Kosmos
$27.99

Thames & Kosmos Solar Mechanics Science Experiment Kit: Build more than 20 solar-powered models to learn about how solar cells con...vert energy from sunlight into mechanical energyConduct experiments with the solar cell to see how different placement angles, different light levels, different sources of light and different loads affect its operationLearn about solar power in a fun, hands-on wayKit includes a unique single-piece solar motor that is composed of a photovoltaic cell and an electric motor joined together in 1 compact unitWith this solar motor, you can power dozens of electric vehicles and devicesBuild models including cars, trucks, planes, windmills, waterwheels, robots and other vehicles60-page, full-color experiment manual offers step-by-step illustrated instructions for the building projects and experimentsThames & Kosmos science kit building system is compatible with all of our other Physics and Construction kits read more

Thames & Kosmos
$23.00

Thames & Kosmos Vibrobot Science Experiment Kit: Experiment with the zany behaviors, crazy motions and fun applications of vibrati...ng motorsFrom cell phone buzzers and video game controllers to pavement compactors and industrial movers and sorters, vibrating motors are found in countless devices and machinesThey are increasingly used in haptic (or tactile feedback) technologies, which use motion or vibration to communicate information to users through their sense of touchWith this kit, children can build 7 different models centered on a vibrating motor that demonstrate real-world uses for these energizing machinesVibrating motor and specially designed legs and feet allow the models to move around simply with oscillating motionBuild a vibrating robot that shimmies, wiggles, twirls and dances aroundLearn how to control the robot's direction by changing the geometry of its arms and its weight balanceConstruct a Mars rover model that bounces and shakes across the pretend surface of MarsMake a vibrating bug and watch it hop around the tabletopAssemble a doodling machine that creates abstract designs on paper with markers or pensBuild models of a vibrating fitness machine and a pavement compactorPut together a skating machine that whizzes across the floorSecret behind the models' vibrating motion is an imbalanced weight that rotates on a driveshaft connected to an electric motorYou can even see the off-center weight spinning through the motor unit's transparent caseSpecial motor unit allows you to connect it to all sorts of models and power them up with vibrational energyExplore the exciting and animated world of vibrating motors and experiment to build your own wacky creationsFull-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations80 pieces read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 $40.75

"3 years & up. Join Ty and Karlie on their robotic adventure to save the candy factory! This Robot Engineer Kit by Thames & Kosmos... is an incredibly fun and engaging way to introduce kids to the basics of robotic engineering. As they read the... read more

Thames & Kosmos
$143.97 $79.99

Robotics is a vast, thrilling, and sometimes overwhelming interdisciplinary field involving physics, engineering, and computer sci...ence. This kit gives kids a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics that lets them build eight motorized... read more

Thames & Kosmos
$299.99 $254.99

Your inquisitive kiddo will love toying with this Thames & Kosmos Robotics Workshop Experiment Kit. Build & program 10 different m...odels Visual drag-and-drop block programming language makes coding fast & easy iOS & Android compatible 64-page, full-color experiment manual includes assembly instructions & scientific explanations What's Included Anchor pins Joint pins Shaft pins Plugs Axle jack Axles Frames Gears Usb Light sensor Touch sensor Sticker sheet Foam ballConnectors Wheels Legs Washers Ultrasonic sensor Extension cord Ball roller Converters Rods Ages 10 & up Requires 6 "aa" batteries (not included) Requires tablet or PC with internet access Mobile device requirements for app: iOS devices must support bluetooth 4.0 & running iOS 8 or later Supported devices include: iPad 3rd generation or later, iPad mini, iPad Air & iPad Pro with a display of 9.7" or larger Android devices: must support Bluetooth 4.0, running Android 4.4 or later & have a 9.7" display or larger Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 620377 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Male. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$169.99 $143.99

Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit in this Thames & Kosmos Remote...-Control Machines DLX. Unique 6-button infrared remote allows you to control 3 different motors simultaneously 3 motors can be combined to make complex vehicles & machines in numerous configurations Assemble 20 models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a three-wheeled car, bat-bot, stag beetle, robot, battle car, ball collector car, forklift, tunneling vehicle, truck, drilling machine, crane, robotic arm & more What's Included 3 motors Remote control unit Battery holder 155 building pieces Instruction book Age: 8 years & up Requires 5 AA batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty For warranty information please click here Imported Model number: 620370 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$79.99 $67.99

Your kiddo will love creating cool experiments from this Thames & Kosmos Mechanical Engineering: Robotic Arms Experiment Kit. Buil...d 6 air-powered mechanical arms, grabber claws & legs Learn how pneumatic & hydraulic systems are used in robots 36-page, full-color experiment manual What's Included Connectors Adapters Crankshafts Gripper Suction cup Frames pump Air tank bracket O-ring Switch Tubes Axles Rods Dual rods Die cut plastic sheet Bolt cap Gears Nuts Anchor pins Ages 7 & up Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 625415 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$174.99 $147.99

This Thames & Kosmos Robotics Smart Machines Engineering Kit gives kids a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics t...hat lets them build eight motorized machines controlled by programs and an ultrasound sensor. Kids code the programs using an easy, visual programming app on a tablet or smartphone, which connects to the robot models via a wireless Bluetooth connection Using the app interface, you can program the robots you build to behave based on the feedback coming from an ultrasound sensor Construct 8 robots, including a bipedal droid Ultrasonic sensor enables the robots to react to its surroundings Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android iOS devices must support Bluetooth 4.0 & must be running iOS 8.0 or later (such as iPad 3 or later, iPad mini, iPhone 4S or later & iPod touch 5 or later) Android devices must support Bluetooth 4.0 & must be running Android 4.4 or later What's Included Bipedal Droid, 12"H x 7"W x 5"L Spy Bot, 9.5"H x 6"W x 6"L Beetle, 6"H x 8"W x 11"L The Crocodile, 7"H x 6"W x 13"L Tiltrotor Aircraft, 8"H x 14"W x 13"L Robo Dog, 9"H x 7"W x 9"L Robotosaurus, 13"H x 6"W x 9"L Catapult, 10"H x 7"W x 7"L Age: 8 years & up Requires 3 AA batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty For warranty information please click here Imported Model number: 620375 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$69.99 $58.99

Learning is made fun with this Thames & Kosmos Geckobot Experiment Kit. Build an awesome robot that walks up smooth walls! Reconfi...gure the building pieces into six other models and conduct experiments with suction, air pressure and mechanical physics. Motorized air suction system enables robot to walk vertically up & down smooth surfaces like glass, plastic, whiteboards & laminates Battery-powered motor drives gear system that makes the legs move back & forth, mimicking a real gecko Build 6 other models and conduct your own experiments Manual provides step by step instructions and explanations What's Included Anchor pin & joint pin Tube bolt Shaft plug Curved rod & straight rods Square frame Axels, valves & pumps Motor box Stickers 24-page manual Ages 8 & up Requires 3 "aaa" batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 620365 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$129.99 $109.99

Bring vehicles to life with this hands-on Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines: Custom Cars Experiment Kit. Explore the physics... of speed, acceleration, energy & aerodynamics Experiment with gear ratios, wheels & chassis designs Build 10 RC cars 80-page, full-color manual includes step-by-step instructions & scientific information Plastic building system compatible with other Thames & Kosmos engineering, physics & robotics kits What's Included Rods Cross rods Frames Body plates Anchor pins Gears Gear box Motor box Tires Wheels Convertors Ages 6 & up Requires 3 "aa" batteries & 2 "aaa" batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 620376 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Male. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$112.99 $95.99

Build your own remote-controled motorized vehicles and machines with this Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines Construction Kit.... Unique 6-button infrared remote allows you to control 3 different motors simultaneously 3 motors can be combined to make complex vehicles & machines in numerous configurations Assemble 10 models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a bulldozer, car, three-wheeler, crane, antique car, plow, folding car, formula one racer, three-blade dozer & robotic arm What's Included 3 motors Remote control unit Battery holder 182 building pieces Instruction book Age: 8 years & up Requires 5 AA batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty For warranty information please click here Imported Model number: 555004 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Male. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$69.99 $58.99

With this Thames & Kosmos kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, in...cluding a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope. Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity By constructing 7 different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with & learn about the science of gyroscopic devices & the indispensable role they play in our lives Models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker & a flight simulator At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope 102-piece Age: 8 years & up Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty For warranty information please click here Imported Model number: 620301 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$69.99 $58.99

This Thames & Kosmos Robot Engineer kit is a fun and versatile way to teach simple engineering concepts to preschool-age kids. 32-...page storybook manual Build models of the 10 robots in the story Big, colorful pieces make assembly easy for small hands Includes durable storage case with handle What's Included Eye Dowels Axels Axel rods Connectors Wheels Tire Gears Ages 3 & up Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 567009 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$129.99 $109.99

Bring construction sites to life with this hands-on Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines: Construction Vehicles Experiment Kit.... Build 8 models of heavy-duty construction vehicles Control vehicles with a six-button infrared remote-control unit 64-page, full-color manual includes step-by-step instructions & scientific information Plastic building system compatible with other Thames & Kosmos engineering, physics & robotics kits What's Included Anchor pins Shaft pins Plugs Rods Dual rods Frames Dual frames Axles Gears Motor Wheels RC unit Tires Battery box Ages 6 & up Requires 3 "aa" batteries & 2 "aaa" batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 620378 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Male. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$137.99 $116.99

With this engineering kit from Thames & Kosmos, you can build a remote-controlled model of a robotic rover resembling the ones use...d to explore Mars. Deploy your Mars rover in the backyard or sandbox & use the remote control unit to survey the uncharted terrain Remote can control up to three motors, which move the rover back & forth, turn the wheels to steer the rover & control the robotic arm to pick up extraterrestrial specimens like small rocks Build 10 space-themed models including robot rover, lunar rover, rocket launcher car, space shuttle with opening and closing cargo bay doors, robotic space shuttle payload arm, moon lander, wacky astronaut, satellite, mars station & cross-wing flyer Kids will be inspired to learn various Stem skills through these fun, hands-on construction projects that bridge two captivating interest areas: robots & outer space 256-piece Age: 8 years & up Requires 6 AAA batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty For warranty information please click here Imported Model number: 620374 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$54.99 $45.99

With 21 hands-on experiments and building projects, this Thames & Kosmos Kids First Intro to Engineering set is the perfect choice... for combining learning and play. 21 hands-on experiments & building projects Build levers, forces & pulleys Build vehicles with wheels Build a helicopter, parachute, glider & air-powered carousel Build a diving bell, a sailboat & a paddle boat Model telephones, televisions & robots What's Included Flip-book paper sheet, printed paper sheet, glider paper sheet, clear film sheet & die-cut cardboard sheet String 3 straws, pipette & push pin Parachute material, mounting stand, paddle wheel & axel Paper clip, small rubber band & large rubber band Anchor pin lever Small frame Long rod, 5-hole rod & 3-hole rod medium gear, medium pully, o-ring for medium pully & small pully Long axel, medium axel & short axelCrane hookString spool & connection bridgeAnchor pin, shaft plug, joint pin & button pinaxel lock48-page guidebook Ages 8 & up Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 567002 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$39.99 $33.99

Let them explore their love for science with this Thames & Kosmos Solar Boat. Construct a solar-electric boat and five additional ...models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity to drive the motor and move your models. Reconfigure the plastic building pieces into your own unique creations limited only by your imagination. Includes a 32-page, full-color manual with step-by-step illustrated assembly instructions and scientific explanations. Compatible with other kits in the Thames & Kosmos Construction, Physics, Remote-Control, and Robotics series. What's Included 43 plastic pieces, string, 1 motor, 1 manual 8.9H x 13.1W x 2.6D Age: 8 years & up Metal, plastic, cotton, paper Requires 1 AAA battery (not included) Assembly required Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Wipe Clean Imported Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$39.99 $33.99

Let them explore their love for science with this Thames & Kosmos Solar Car. Construct a solar-electric car and four additional mo...dels using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity to drive the motor and move your models. Reconfigure the plastic building pieces into your own unique creations limited only by your imagination. Includes a 28-page, full-color manual with step-by-step illustrated assembly instructions and scientific explanations. Compatible with other kits in the Thames & Kosmos Construction, Physics, Remote-Control, and Robotics series. What's Included 31 plastic pieces, 1 motor, 5 tires, string, and manual 8.9H x 13.1W x 2.6D Age: 8 years & up Paper, plastic, cotton, metal Requires 1 AAA battery (not included) Assembly required Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Wipe Clean Imported Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$39.99 $33.99

Let them explore their love for science with this Thames & Kosmos Catapults & Crossbows. Build ten sleek and updated models of cla...ssic siege weapons to learn about force, energy, motion, and projectiles Construct 5 crossbows and 5 catapults powered by rubber bands A built-in safety mechanism prevents unsafe projectiles from being loaded or launched from the models A 32-page, full-color manual provides step-by-step illustrated instructions and scientific explanations Compatible with other kits in the Thames & Kosmos Construction, Physics, Remote-Control, and Robotics series What's Included 100 plastic pieces, 1 rubber stopper, 1 styrofoam ball, 1 manual 8.9H x 13.1W x 2.6D Age: 8 years & up Polystyrene foam, rubber, plastic, paper, cardboard Assembly required Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Wipe Clean Imported Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 $44.95

Explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including an amazing tight-rope walking robot.... read more

Thames & Kosmos
$99.95

Help your aspiring engineer get hands-on experience with a nuts-and-bolts kit for building ten different remote-control cars, from... a sleek racer to a sturdy off-road buggy. Each design features an easily accessible central powertrain unit with four gears that can be adjusted to optimize speed or torque, putting into practice the physics of speed, acceleration and aerodynamics. Style Name:Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines: Custom Cars Engineering Kit. Style Number: 5198520. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$84.95

Junior engineers can build their own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control courtesy of a... science-minded building kit. A unique six button infrared remote allows kids to control three different motors simultaneously, in addition to combining them to make complex vehicles and machines. Assemble ten models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a bulldozer, car, three-wheeler, crane, antique car, plow, folding car, formula one racer, three-blade dozer and robotic arm. After budding scientists have built the models in the instructions, they can design their own remote control creations from the 182 building pieces that include three motors, a remote control unit, battery holder and building blocks. Style Name:Thames & Kosmos 'Remote Control Machines' Building Kit. Style Number: 926107. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$200.00

Budding robotics engineers can use this amazing kit to create 12 different robot models and code them for performance using a visu...al programming app on a tablet or smartphone. Using ultrasonic sensors, motors, gears, a CB1 core controller, a speaker and hundreds of snap-together building pieces, they'll be able to program the robots to behave a certain way and move at different times for an ultimate robot building experience. A 64-page step-by-step illustrated manual will help them along the way, but the only true limit is their imagination. Style Name:Thames & Kosmos Robotics Building Kit. Style Number: 5227539. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95

They'll love building their own remote-control animals with the help of a 36 page step-by-step illustrated manual. From a waddling... penguin to a scurrying crab and flying pteranodon, they'll be able to build their own zoo of robotic animals that can be moved and controlled by their own remote. Style Name:Thames & Kosmos 'Remote-Control Machines - Animals' Kit. Style Number: 5028178. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$59.95

Learn how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used to enable the industrial robots to manipulate heavy objects, such as automobile... components, and explore mechanical engineering principles firsthand by assembling and experimenting with these working models. A 36-page, full-color manual guides kids through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions to make six mechanical models of the types of arms, grabber claws, and legs found on robotic machines.By using the pneumatic systems that activate the models by controlled air pressure, kids can create a pivoting robotic laboratory arm with gripper claw, assemble an extra-long grabber claw to pick up things that are just out of reach, build a vertical three-fingered claw that can lift a cup up off the table keeping it level, experiment with models of robotic exoskeleton arms and legs and make a compact grabber claw. Style Name:Thames & Kosmos Mechanical Engineering Robotic Arms Kit. Style Number: 5503903. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95

This 52-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated storybook provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering... concepts to preschool-age kids. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM-related skills and comprehension with this kit to help kids develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, visual-spatial skills and reasoning and concept-development skills.Read the funny story of two inquisitive young engineers, Ty and Karlie, and their family’s robots, Huxley and Remus. Build simple models of the boats they encounter in the story. The boats actually float on water, making for fun and easy experiments around the sink or bathtub. Style Name:Thames & Kosmos Boat Engineer Kit With Storybook. Style Number: 5503902. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$35.95

Here comes the sun-and all the mechanical energy that comes with it. Budding scientists will love the step-by-step guide and more ...than 20 solar-powered models in this all-inclusive experiment kit. Kids will learn how a solar cell works in different conditions, build model waterwheels and robots to run off the energy, and discover how a single-piece solar motor can energize dozens of vehicles by converting sunlight. Best of all, the building system is compatible with all other Thames & Kosmos Physics and Construction kits. Style Name:Thames & Kosmos 'solar Mechanics' Experiment Kit. Style Number: 1012622. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$44.99

This Geckobot experiment kit gets a kid's creativity going gangbusters. It features a motorized air suction system that enables th...e gnarly Geckobot model to walk vertically up and down smooth surfaces including glass, plastic, whiteboards and glossy laminates. The battery-powered motor drives a gear system and an air pump that produces a rotating motion to move the legs back and forth, mimicking a real gecko crawling up a wall. When the Geckobot's tongue hits an object in front of it, it triggers the motor to go in reverse, causing the model to walk back down the wall. Its head and tail also move from side to side to the amusement and amazement of its observers. Have a blast building it or any of 6 other models, including an industrial robotic arm with vacuum suction cup grippers, a car with suction cup wheels, an octopus with suction cup arms, a crawling insect, a window-cleaning robot or a vacuum holder device. You'll learn the physics of air pressure and suction as you build, experiment and operate any of these exciting bots. Includes a 24-pg. manual with step-by-step instructions. Ages 8+. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$119.99

With this 230-pc. Robotics Smart Machines kit you can build a humanoid robot that walks forward on two legs and pivots to avoid ob...stacles in its path. You can build a sensing stag beetle that moves forward and backward and opens and closes its pincers; a sensing crocodile that wags its tail and opens its jaws; a little spy bot that roams around and streams video back to a tablet screen; a dual-rotor drone that rotates its blades 90°; an adorable robo-dog; and a even robo-dino. Or you can make up your own unique moving, sensing robo-creature. Your imagination rules! Complete instructions for 8 robot models included. Each robot operates on 3 AA batteries (not included) and a tablet or smartphone running iOS (iPhone 4S or later, iPad 3, iPod5 or later) or Android (Android 4.3 or later on a device with Bluetooth 4.0 support). Ages 8+. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$44.90

This Thames & Kosmos motorized Gyrobot kit is designed to help kids discover the genius of gyroscopes. The recipient of numerous a...wards, this outstanding kit provides kids with an excellent introduction to gyroscopic applications of balance, rotation and orientation. Amazingly, gyroscopes are used in all of the following devices: smartphones, children's toy tops, tablets, video game controllers, airplanes, space telescopes and more. Your child can build 7 motorized gyroscopic models with this kit: a robot, a balancing vehicle, a gyro horizon (artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker and a flight simulator. At the core of each model is a motor-driven gyroscope! Includes 102 pieces and a 24-page, full-color illustrated experiment manual with step-by-step assembly instructions. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). Ages 8+. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$89.90

This Remote Control Machines Custom Cars Kit sparks kids' imagination and innovation as they build and race their creations around... the house. This kit has everything necessary to construct 10 different remote control vehicles, including a high-speed race car, an off-road buggy, a go-kart, a pickup truck, an SUV, a dragster, a hot hatch, a semi-trailer truck, a super car and a hotrod. Drive these champion vehicles forward, backward, right and left around the room and across smooth surfaces. You'll love the precision steering mechanism and learning about various parts of real cars including transmissions, engines, axles, chassis, electrical systems, brakes, suspensions and wheels. You can quickly shift gears from low speed and high torque to high speed and low torque by popping open the innovative 4-gear box housed in an easily accessible central powertrain unit. This kit is a great way to explore the physics of speed, acceleration, energy and aerodynamics. Includes an 80-pg. manual with step-by-step instructions and 262 pieces. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$129.99 $99.96

Robotics is a vast, thrilling, and sometimes overwhelming interdisciplinary field involving physics, engineering, and computer sci...ence. This kit gives kids a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics that lets them build eight motorized machines controlled by programs and an ultrasound sensor. Kids code the programs using an easy, visual programming app on a tablet or smartphone, which connects to the robot models via a wireless Bluetooth connection. The ultrasonic sensor works on the same principle as sonar. It sends out sound waves, which bounce off objects. The sensor interprets the echoes returning to it, and from this detects objects in the path of the sensor. Using the app interface, you can program the robots you build to behave based on the feedback coming from the ultrasound sensor. Build a humanoid robot that walks forward on two legs and pivots to avoid obstacles in its path. An awesome stag beetle model moves backwards or forwards in response to an obstacle, and opens and closes its pincers. Construct a funny crocodile model that wags its tail if no object is in sight, but then opens its giant jaws when an object approaches. Using an additional smartphone and tablet, you can even hack together a cute little spy-bot that roams around and streams video back to the tablet screen. A full-color, 64-page step-by-step illustrated manual helps kids assemble all of the models and teaches them about robotics in the real world. The visual programming language allows you to command the robots' motors to move at different times, different power levels, in different directions, and in response to the data from the sensor. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS (iPhone 4S or later, iPad 3 or later, iPod 5 or later) or Android (Android 4.3 or later on a device with Bluetooth 4.0 support). read more

Thames & Kosmos
$35.95

Here comes the sun-and all the mechanical energy that comes with it. Budding scientists will love the step-by-step guide and more ...than 20 solar-powered models in this all-inclusive experiment kit. Kids will learn how a solar cell works in different conditions, build model waterwheels and robots to run off the energy, and discover how a single-piece solar motor can energize dozens of vehicles by converting sunlight. Best of all, the building system is compatible with all other Thames & Kosmos Physics and Construction kits. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos 'Solar Mechanics' Experiment Kit. Style Number: 1012622. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$99.95

Help your aspiring engineer get hands-on experience with a nuts-and-bolts kit for building ten different remote-control cars, from... a sleek racer to a sturdy off-road buggy. Each design features an easily accessible central powertrain unit with four gears that can be adjusted to optimize speed or torque, putting into practice the physics of speed, acceleration and aerodynamics. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines: Custom Cars Engineering Kit. Style Number: 5198520. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95

They'll love building their own remote-control animals with the help of a 36 page step-by-step illustrated manual. From a waddling... penguin to a scurrying crab and flying pteranodon, they'll be able to build their own zoo of robotic animals that can be moved and controlled by their own remote. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos 'Remote-Control Machines - Animals' Kit. Style Number: 5028178. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$54.95

Curious minds will delight in an easy-to-use kit that investigates the myriad marvels of physics. A full-color manual will not onl...y introduce the basic principles of mechanics, but will also guide them through 37 thrilling experiments as they build a ship's lantern, two-speed crane, a Mars robot and more! Style Name: Thames & Kosmos 'Physics Workshop' Experiment Kit. Style Number: 757104. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$84.95

Junior engineers can build their own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control courtesy of a... science-minded building kit. A unique six button infrared remote allows kids to control three different motors simultaneously, in addition to combining them to make complex vehicles and machines. Assemble ten models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a bulldozer, car, three-wheeler, crane, antique car, plow, folding car, formula one racer, three-blade dozer and robotic arm. After budding scientists have built the models in the instructions, they can design their own remote control creations from the 182 building pieces that include three motors, a remote control unit, battery holder and building blocks. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos 'Remote Control Machines' Building Kit. Style Number: 926107. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$200.00

Budding robotics engineers can use this amazing kit to create 12 different robot models and code them for performance using a visu...al programming app on a tablet or smartphone. Using ultrasonic sensors, motors, gears, a CB1 core controller, a speaker and hundreds of snap-together building pieces, they'll be able to program the robots to behave a certain way and move at different times for an ultimate robot building experience. A 64-page step-by-step illustrated manual will help them along the way, but the only true limit is their imagination. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos Robotics Building Kit. Style Number: 5227539. Available in stores. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$84.95 $52.99

Remote Control Machines Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit. A uni...que six-button infrared remote allows you to control three different motors simultaneously, moving each of them forward or in reverse, with easy-to-activate touch sensors. The three motors can be combined to make complex vehicles and machines in numerous configurations limited only by your imagination. Assemble 10 models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a bulldozer, car, three-wheeler, crane, antique car, plow, folding car, formula one racer, three-blade dozer, and robotic arm. After you have built the models in the instructions, you can design your own remote control creations. Robot Claw and Antique Car Formula Car and Folding Car Bulldozer 1 and Bulldozer 2 Bulldozer and Three-Wheeler Crane and Car Full Kit Contents The kit comes with three motors, remote control unit, battery holder, and building blocks. Collaborate with your fellow junior engineers to build fantastic and functional remote-control creations. The 48-page color instruction book included in this kit gives illustrated step-by-step instructions for the models to help children learn through play and develop their mechanical understanding, creative thinking skills, and hand-eye coordination. The 182 building pieces included in this set are compatible with those in all Thames & Kosmos Construction Series kits, Physics Series kits, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits. Features: 182 pieces48-page Instruction Booklet10 Different ModelsIncludes 3 motors and a 6-button touch sensitive remote controlAges 8 to 14 read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 $31.97

Did you know that both airplanes and smart phones use gyroscopes? Gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extrao...rdinary. With this kit, kids explore the amazing powers of the gyroscope and build seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on a tightrope! read more

Thames & Kosmos
$99.95 $68.71

Automotive engineering hits the fast-track with this kit that allows you to construct ten different remote-controlled cars. Build ...a fast race car that can speed across smooth floors and drive around the room using a precision steering mechanism. Reconfigure the parts to build other vehicles, such as an off-road buggy that is optimized for power over speed, giving it the torque to overcome rougher terrains. You can quickly shift gears from low speed and high torque to high speed and low torque by popping open the innovative gearbox housed in an easily accessible central powertrain unit, which also contains the IR receiver, one of the motor units, and the battery box. The gear train, or transmission, inside the gearbox has four gears that can be easily reoriented to change the gear ratio, optimizing speed or torque. Build ten realistic models of different cars including a high-speed race car, off-road buggy, go-cart, pickup truck, SUV, dragster, hot hatch, semi-trailer truck, super car, and hot rod. Cool looking auto body plates give your models a realistic appearance, and decals allow you to customize your cars. The IR remote control unit lets you drive the cars forward and backward, and steer the cars left and right. Learn about the various components of real cars, such as wheels, transmissions, engines, axles, chassis, electrical systems, brakes, and suspensions. Explore the physics of speed, acceleration, energy, and aerodynamics. An 80-page, full-color manual guides you through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$200.00 $170.99

Build and program robots with this compete robotics engineering system. Using sensors, motors, a core controller, and hundreds of ...snap-together building pieces, you can follow the instructions to assemble 12 different robots. The versatile parts also allow you to make robots according to your own designs. This fun robotics curriculum starts out with instructions for building simple robots, teaching you how the sensors can be used to control the robots. Build an ultrasound robot that can avoid obstacles, a line tracker robot, a touch sensor robot, and a doodling robot. Move on to more complex robots that have multiple functions, such as a ball-manipulating robot, a crawling robot, and a grabbing robot. Finally build some functional, helpful robotics including an automated door-opening robot and a protected robotic safe to store your valuables. After you have mastered all of the robotic models in the instructions, you will have the tools and knowledge you need to go on and build and program your own amazing robotic creations. The robots can be controlled directly in real-time and programmed to perform series of commands using an easy-to-use, free downloadable app on tablets and smartphones. The app wirelessly connects to the core controller using a Bluetooth low energy connection. You can create more complex programs using the open source visual block programming editor "Google Blockly" on a PC with a USB connection to the core controller. The app requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android. A 96-page, full-color manual features step-by-step illustrated building instructions and instructions for how to program and operate the models. Using the core controller, the ultrasonic sensor is able to detect an object and measure its proximity. Core Controller Your robot's brain! The core controller features a Bluetooth connection to tablets and smartphones and a USB connection to a PC. You can download programs from your devices to the core controller. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 $45.86

Build six mechanical models of the types of arms, grabber claws, and legs found on robotic machines. Explore mechanical engineerin...g principles firsthand as you assemble and play with these working models. The models use a pneumatic system which uses air pressure to activate the models. Pump up the air reservoir with the hand pump, then flick the switch to operate the model: A pneumatic piston enables the grabber claws to open and close rapidly and to grip objects with enough force to lift them. The piston can also move the arms and legs on models back and forth, demonstrating how robotic limbs move. Construct a pivoting robotic laboratory arm with gripper claw. Assemble an extra long grabber claw to pick up things that are just out of reach. Build a vertical three-fingered claw that can lift a cup up off the table keeping it level. Experiment with models of robotic exoskeleton arms and legs. Make a compact grabber claw that you can slip into your shirt sleeve to pretend you have a robotic hand. Learn how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used in industrial robots to enable the robots to manipulate heavy objects, such as automobile components. A 32-page, full-color manual guides you through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$124.99 $106.60

Deluxe 20-Model Version. Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit. A un...ique six-button infrared remote allows you to control three different motors simultaneously, moving each of them forward or in reverse, with easy-to-activate touch sensors. The three motors can be combined to make complex vehicles and machines in numerous configurations limited only by your imagination. Assemble 20 models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a three-wheeled car, bat-bot, stag beetle, robot, battle car, ball collector car, forklift, tunneling vehicle, truck, drilling machine, crane, robotic arm and more. After you have built the models in the instructions, you can design your own remote control creations! The kit comes with three motors, remote control unit, battery holder and 155 building pieces. 128-page, full-color instruction book. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$24.99

Gyroscopic force is a fascinating and magical phenomenon, with amazing scientific principles behind it. With the small, fast-spinn...ing gyroscope in this kit, you can build models and perform experiments that appear to defy the force of gravity by balancing and standing upright when common sense would tell you they should fall over. Build a model of a break-dancer that uses the gyroscope to spin and balance on its head. Construct a gyroscopic vehicle that keeps its balance like a Segway but with just one wheel. Assemble a cool robot that can zoom along a thin rail on two inline wheels without falling down. The lower part of this robot is a flywheel engine - a fast-rotating, weighted wheel that stores rotational energy and drives a gearwheel that moves the model forward. Even more models can be built using the flywheel function, including a motorbike, a space car, and a trike. A simple pull of a ripcord starts the gyroscope and flywheel spinning - no batteries required! The 32-page, full-color manual has illustrated step-by-step instructions. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$35.95 $26.49

665068 Features: -Learn about solar power in a fun, hands-on way.-Composed of a photovoltaic cell and an electric motor joined tog...ether in one compact unit.-Solar motor can power dozens of electric vehicles and devices.-Build models including cars, trucks, planes, windmills, waterwheels, robots, and other vehicles. Includes: -Includes a unique single-piece solar motor. Color/Finish: -60 Page, full-color experiment manual offers step-by-step illustrated instructions. read more

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 $30.48

This astonishing wall-climbing robot has a motorized air suction system that enables it to walk vertically up and down perfectly s...mooth surfaces, like glass, plastic, whiteboards, and glossy laminates. The battery-powered motor drives an innovative gear system that produces a rotating motion making the legs move back and forth and up and down, mimicking a real gecko — so two of the feet are touching the wall while the other two feet are lifted off of the wall, in an alternating motion. At the same time, the gear system drives an air pump that creates a vacuum at the two feet touching the wall while blowing air outward at the other two feet. In this way, two of the feet are always holding the model to the wall, while the other two feet are pushing off and stepping forward. You can build six other models and conduct experiments with suction to learn about air pressure and the mechanical physics of this unique device. Build models of an industrial robotic arm with a vacuum suction cup gripper, crawling inch worm, smartphone holder, suction tow truck and car, ellipsograph, and suction gun. A 24-page, full-color manual guides you through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions and provides scientific information and explanations. A step-by-step construction and troubleshooting video walks you through the building process for the Geckobot model, and is viewable here: https://vimeopro.com/thamesandkosmos/productvideos/video/178953549. read more