Science Buddies’ Advanced Bristlebot Kit is great for kids who want to learn about breadboarding. Users can build the adorable bot in one of two ways: as a light seeking robot, or a solar powered robot. Then they can take it apart and build the other version, as all of the components can be easily reassembled.
Cds photoresistors are used for the first design, to read light levels on either side of the robot. That data is then used to determine which way the robot should move on its tiny toothbrush heads (not included). The solar powered version runs on two 1.2V mini solar cells.
The kits are thoughtfully put together. All the leads come tinned, so there’s no need for a soldering iron. The included jumper cables are also colored to match the instructions, to ensure the build is a snap.
The Advanced Bristlebot Kit is available online for $59.95.