The Odev Geo is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational DIY robot kit that teaches young people the value of alternative energy sources and the science behind them. With this easy-to-assemble kit, kids learn how to use solar and salt water to power up the Odev Geo and see the robot zip away from their fingertips. It’s a great family or class project and puzzle all in one!
This beginner robotics kit is powered by renewable energy, a safer and nontoxic power source. No screws or tools are needed to build the Odev Geo. Kids can easily build the robot car in minutes using the clearly labeled parts and detailed instructions. Educational fun facts are included in the instruction manual.
This kit is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Note: The saltwater-powered configuration will leave magnesium oxide residue on the metal plates and the absorbent paper. While the magnesium oxide is safe to handle, please keep it away from eyes and mouths. If it gets in the eye, please use cold water to wash thoroughly. If it is swallowed accidentally, seek medical advice immediately.
This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.
Skill Level: Noob - You will be required to put together a robotics kit. Necessary parts are included and steps will be easy to follow. You also might encounter basic robotics components like bearings, mounts, or other hardware and need a general idea of how it goes together.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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I very much like this kit. Younger children, or daffy old people such as myself, may have a bit difficulty with some of the assembly steps. But, carefully follow the instructions and all will be well.
Be advised, as the written material implies, the solar power option does seem to require very bright sunlight. Given that, the ting really scoots.