OWI Green Energy Children’s Robot Kit

Last updated: August 1, 2022


OWI Green Energy Children’s Robot Kit

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Product Details

In our analysis of 90 expert reviews, the OWI Green Energy Children's Robot Kit placed 17th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robot modes that include a multitude of comical and functional movements. Easily change from a wagging-tail dog – running beetle – walking crab – surfer – speedster – zombie chaser and more. The robot kit provides unique accessories and parts that make robot move on land or water or both. With alternative energy playing such a pivotal role, there is no better time than now to start children on the path to learning basic concepts behind these technologies. Fortunately, all the 14-in-1 robots are powered by the sun, so no batteries required. The robot moves in direct sunlight and allows children to create and use their infinite imagination. There are two levels in building robot version. Level One includes: Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, Boat-bot, Walker-bot, Dog-bot and Wheel-bot. After children explore entry level designs, they can challenge their manipulative skills with Level Two projects: Roly Poly-bot, Auto-bot, Slither-bot, Surf-bot, Zombie-bot, Crab-bot and Row-bot. Additional features include: adjustable polarity on the solar panel to change direction of motor rotation, retractable robot head which can be quickly stored in the upper body, the robot head can be installed in the front, top or rear of the gearbox and transparent housing to see the movements of the gears. As we all say, “”Our children are the future””. And if anything is certain about that future, it is that renewable energy sources and green technologies will play a major role in our children’s lives. With 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot Kit, let them learn about their future and have fun at the same time. From the Manufacturer Design Robots Powered by the Sun The solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robot modes which include a multitude of comical and functional movements. The user can easily change from a wagging-tail, running beetle, walking crab, surfer, speedster or to a ‘zombie chaser’. With alternative energy playing such a pivotal role, there is no better time than now to start children on the path to learning basic concepts behind robotics and renewable energy resources. Fortunately, this product is powered by the sun, so there are no batteries required. The robot moves in the direct sunlight and allows children to create and use their infinite imagination. There are two levels in building the robot kit. Level one includes: Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, Boat-bot, Walker-bot, Dog-bot, and Wheel-bot. After they amuse themselves with the entry level, can challenge their manipulative skills with second level: Roly Poly-bot, Auto-bot, Slither-bot, Surf-bot, Zombie-bot, Crab-bot, and Row-bot. Additional features include: Unique accessories that can make the robot move on land or water Adjustable polarity on the solar panel to change direction of motor rotation Retractable robot head which can be quickly stored in the upper body The robot head can be installed in the front, top or rear of the gearbox Transparent housing to see the movements of the gears For ages 10+.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

We love this product since it takes an interdisciplinary approach to STEM-subjects. By teaching kids how to build, model, and create new designs, it improves their spatial learning skills and enhances logical thinking.
This solar powered robot can be transformed into 14 different robot modes. Powered by the sun - no batteries required
Kids are able to use the set to create up to 14 different robot toys, which keeps them entertained for hours on end. It encourages them to be more creative and helps to develop their hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
The solar-powered robot could be transformed to 14 distinct robot modes including a great number of comical and operational movements. The user can quickly switch from a wagging-tail puppy -> operating beetle -> walking crab -> surfer -> speedster -> zombie chaser.
The OWI solar powered robot is a whopping 14 different configurations in one!This DIY solar powered robot kit contains all the required pieces to help you build a variety of robots.
This OWI can actually be transformed into 14 different robots. The package comes complete with instructions on how to convert this OWI into the different models.
The kit provides unique accessories and parts that make a robot move on land or water or both. All the 14-in-1 robots are powered by the sun and move in direct sunlight, so no batteries required.
No batteries required, all of its power comes from the sun. This solar powered robot can be manipulated and transformed into 14 different robot modes.

What reviewers didn't like

It doesn’t work without the solar panels being exposed to direct sunlight.
Doesn’t produce as much power as some were expecting
No rechargeable battery; must be in direct sunlight to move.
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