From the Manufacturer
The Kabuto-Mushi (Rhinoceros Beetle) is a RobotiKits Educational Electronic Robot Kit from the OWI OWIKIT Line. Suitable for Ages 10 and Older. This is an infrared remote controlled robot with caterpiller traction. The infrared remote control handset has 8 channels, each controls 4 motors: 2 motors control directional movement (forward, backward, left and right). 1 motor regulates the elevating position of the claw. The 4th motor operates the open and close dimension of the claw. No soldering is required. Learn about: gear structure, battery wiring, motor principle, electronic circuits and circuit block diagrams. Easy to follow instructions are included. Detailed instruction manual with illustrations. Creative Child Magazine – Creative Toy Award – Top Toy of The Year Award winner for 2007. INCLUDES: Parts for 1 Robot (1) PC Board (4) motors (1) Infrared controller. REQUIRES: Diagonal Cutter, Screwdriver, Hobby Knife, Long Nose Pliers (4) AA Batteries, (3) AAA Batteries.
Kabuto Mushi (Rhinoceros Beetle) Robot is an infrared remote controlled robot with caterpillar traction. The infrared remote control handset has eight channels, each channel controls four motors: two motors control directional movement: forward, backward, left and right; one motor regulates the elevating position of the claw; lastly, the 4th motor operates the open and close dimension of the claw. Incumbent of its Japanese name “Kabuto Mushi,” the Rhinoceros Beetle is tough, durable, powerful, and has the no fear attitude. This easy-to-build kit will provide students, teachers, and hobbyist (with little to no experience), a fun and informative building session. Similar robots are currently being utilized in several rescue operations. Robots have become a useful tool to the human rescuer. Having provided valuable information such as video images at earthquake and disaster sites and data acquisition for the mobile tactical bomb squad, robots have proven themselves as a valuable asset in todays society. With OWIKITs, youll find full attention to detail, and Kabuto Mushi is no exception. The body and remote controlled handset is comprised of an elaborate set of plastic parts, hardware, motors, and circuit boards. No soldering is required for this Intermediate Experience level kit. The instruction manual is written to please educational instructors and the most discriminating parents. The user can learn about gear structure, battery wiring, motor principles, electronic circuits and circuit block diagrams, and mechanism of Kabuto Mushi. Easy to follow instructions and step by step illustrations ensure enjoyable and successful kit building. It’s ideal for robotic workshops, after-school programs, special events, gifts, science enrichment camps, classroom activities, and fun plain FUN anywhere. Requires seven “AAA” batteries (not included). Recommended for ages 10 and up.