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Affordable Bot Kits for the Youngest Engineers

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The 4M Tin Can Robot. All you need is an empty soda can and some imagination! (Photo credit: 4M)

4M educational toys cover a wide range of educational subjects, and include science kits, arts & crafts kits, robotics kits, and more. If you’re looking for an affordable robot that doesn’t have a lot of features, but can still teach your child the basics of engineering and construction, then the 4M Tin Can is the ideal choice. All you need to add is an empty soda can and some imagination. 

  • Teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot.
  • No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts. Start with a used soda can and let the fun begin.
  • Use the kit to create a silly robot, a motorized monster, or a combination of the two.
  • Requires two AAA batteries (not included).
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
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The 4M Doodling Robot. It’s not Rembrandt, but it’s a lot of fun.  (Photo credit: 4M)

The 4M Doodling Robot uses vibration and spin generated by its motor to create spiraling works of art. Adjust the angle and height of the robot’s colored pens and the robot does the rest. 

  • No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts.
  • Ideal for young scientists with an interest in robotics.
  • Requires one AA battery (not included).
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

4M Tin Can Robot Kit and 4M Doodling Robot are available on Amazon for under $13.

 

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