Thames & Kosmos Geckobot Wall Climbing Robot
This astonishing wall-climbing robot, the Thames & Kosmos Geckobot, has a motorized air suction system that enables it to walk vertically up and down perfectly smooth surfaces, like glass, or 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. 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. 176 pieces.
Ages 8 and up.