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  • Item #: 073547
    Retail: $43.95
    Rainbow Price: $34.95

    As robots go, KIKO has personality. Maybe it’s the blinking eyes and sound effects. Whether following the movement of your hand or working its way through an obstacle course that you set up, KIKO seems to interact with you. KIKO is a 107-piece robot that includes infrared sensors and artificial intelligence. Mobility (360-degree) comes from the movement of his 6 legs. He can operate in two modes; Follow Me (I would love to try this one behind our cat) and Explore. Another great robotics kit from our friends at OWI.

  • Item #: 003518
    Retail: $20.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    A terrific kit for the student just getting into robotics, this simple kit allows kids to build four different models (with four different types of movement) and easily transition between them. The central red module forms the basis for "Grandpa-Bot," a tractor-trailer, a cricket and a two-legged "Beast." Gears and accessories fill in the details. The core module runs on two "AA" batteries (not included).

  • Item #: 074281
    Retail: $120.00
    Rainbow Price: $89.95

    Part real-world education, part toy! Build the Evolution Robot while learning from the comprehensive guidebook about robotics, electronics and programming. Once assembled, the robot can move on its tracks and pick up and transport items. The robot is capable of generating sounds, music, voice messages, and "facial" expressions. Programming can be accomplished via the free app for cell phones and tablets or by using the keyboard on the robot's back.

    Device compatibility: Must be Bluetooth® equipped, specifically Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). Apple® devices with Apple® iOS 8.0 software (and later) including: iPhone® 4S or later, iPad® 3 or later, iPad Air® or later, iPad mini™ 1 or later, iPod touch® 5th generation or later; Android™ and Amazon® devices with Android™ 4.3 software and Bluetooth® (BLE). Not compatible with Windows® operating systems.

  • Item #: 074125
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.50

  • Item #: 071562
    ISBN: 9781605545448
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    There was a time that coding and robotics was reserved for older students, but Robotics for Young Children uses hands-on activities to help lay the foundation for the very young (for ages 3-8). Through games, play, and stories, children will be introduced to foundational computer science concepts. There are five chapters in this book presented in a specific sequence: Chapter 1 is to foster creative and critical thinking; Chapter 2 focuses on engineering; Chapter 3 introduces coding-related concepts; Chapter 4 focuses on how robots can help us; and Chapter 5 presents activities to help children go from an introductory to a higher level of understanding. Each chapter presents information along with activities that can typically be done with easily accessible items. Suggestions for expanding activities and sources for online information are sometimes included. Additional resource lists and a glossary are found in the back of the book. 100 hands-on activities will introduce your child to the world of robotics. 148 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 069400
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.75

     The classic 60’s & 70’s game of lightning-quick robot-boxing action, remade for a new generation. This version features a slightly smaller boxing ring, two buttons for each player (left and right punch), and the ability to move robots left, right, forward and backward in a small circle. The goal is the same: be the first to outmaneuver your opponent and deliver a jaw-popping blow to the chin! Please note that this is not the original version.

  • Item #: 068367
    ISBN: 9780753473443
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.15

  • Item #: 068020
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $22.00

  • Item #: 067571
    ISBN: 9780062341914
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.56

  • Item #: 067031
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

       This set includes a robot with swiveling head, arms, and upper body, 15 bolts, Design & Drill screwdriver, and sheet of stickers. Little ones can insert the bolts into the pre-assembled robot and customize the look using the stickers.

  • Item #: 065710
    ISBN: 9781593276102
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.76

    Contains nearly 140 Lego Models and 40 projects to assemble.

  • Item #: 062835
    ISBN: 9781438005362
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.78
  • Item #: 062231
    ISBN: 9781447227328
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

  • Item #: 062175
    Retail: $43.95
    Rainbow Price: $34.95

    Are you into robotics, but don't just want another nameless, bumbling, human-shaped thing? Perhaps you crave something that mimics nature's many wonders… like a Frilled Lizard robot. Well, amazingly, you've found that exact thing! Once assembled, this interactive robot can be set on two modes: "defense mode" and "pet mode". When set to "defense mode" this little guy will detect threats and respond accordingly by backing away, opening its mouth, puffing its frill, and running! On "pet mode" this reptile companion is a bit friendlier, albeit still cautious. It will still display its frill when feeling threatened, but when it feels safe it will follow you around adoringly. Although the recommended age range is 10 and up, it is worth noting that assembly is somewhat complex and requires time, patience, and vigilance. Instructions are diagrammed pictures, so little reading is required. However, there are some recommended tools not included. These are a diagonal cutter, a Phillips head screwdriver, a knife, and a hammer. In addition, the robot requires four AAA batteries (not included). The perfect gift for a robotics/model lover, a reptile lover, or someone looking to entertain their cats! Winner of Creative Child and Dr. Toy Awards in 2015.

  • Item #: 062048
    ISBN: 9780753472040
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
  • Item #: 057967
    ISBN: 9781426313448
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
  • Item #: 052822
    ISBN: 9781936749751
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Robots are everywhere! Not just in toy stores or science fiction movies; did you know that robots are also in hospitals, factories, household appliances, and outer space? Through hands-on projects, Robotics teaches kids about the many functions of robots in science, technology, math, and everyday life. Each chapter focuses on a different topic, such as robot development, bodies, motion, and sensors. The text manages to be technical while remaining accessible and kid-friendly. Each chapter includes diagrams, fun facts, and bolded vocabulary words keyed to "Words to Know" glossary boxes. Twenty projects are included for kids to build their own robots, each containing an overview, list of supplies, and step-by-step instructions. While you'll likely have some of the more common items around the house, you'll probably need to make a trip to the hardware or hobby store for some (unless you already have DC motors or extra electrical wire lying around!) The book also suggests dollar stores as a resource for inexpensive motors and such, gained from cheap hand-held electric fans, keychain lights, and other items that can be taken apart for parts. You can even use salvaged parts from recycled toys and other household devices for some of the projects! Projects include: Art-Making Vibrobot, Hack a Line-Following Robot Car, Robotic Arm, Rolling Ball Tilt Sensor, and Binary Bead Jewelry. Several "pen and paper" Logo programming projects are included as well. The front of the book includes a robotics timeline; glossary, list of resources, and index are located in the back. Whether you complete all of the projects, or just a few, the information alone makes for a great read and is sure to spark curiosity in the STEM fields. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 050193
    Retail: $60.95
    Rainbow Price: $47.95

    This robot is a good middle-ground for someone who wants to build a robot but doesn't want it to be a project requiring a myriad of tools and tons of time. Besides the mechanical and plastic parts included in the kit, all you need to provide are a diagonal cutter, a screwdriver, and 4 AA batteries. The instruction manual first outlines the steps (through pictures) of building the control box. Then it provides ten modules to build all of the pieces necessary for the robot – the base module, gearbox module, track and arm modules, fork modules, and link modules. These modules are then used to build any of the three models possible – the gripper, the rover, or the forklift. Instructions are included for assembly and disassembly of all three models so you can switch the robot back and forth as many times as you want. Once you've built a model, use the control box to move it forward or backward, turn right or left, or make the forklift lift or the gripper grab. The pieces are well-made and lend to easy construction and a sturdy end product. - Melissa

  • Item #: 048598
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

     Moves when receiving natural or artificial light signals.


  • Item #: 048306
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

     Buzzes and lights up when metal objects are detected.

  • Item #: 048298
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.46

     Moves when receiving an Infrared signal from any remote control.

  • Item #: 048247
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.46

     Stops, backs up, and changes direction when sensing an obstacle.

  • Item #: 045090
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.50
  • Item #: 038321
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95
  • Item #: 038320
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.50
  • Item #: 038319
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95
  • Item #: 038217
    Retail: $129.95
    Rainbow Price: $116.90

    This introduction to programming doesn’t require a tablet or smartphone – all programming is done by laying out a sequence of cardstock “code cards.” Sammy, the cute peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich robot “reads” the code cards and runs the program, with the help of an OID optical scanner. The first programming challenge after assembling Sammy is to create a program to help him visit his friend Hammy the hamburger. The 30 lessons are more serious than the robot names suggest, progressing in complexity and covering sequencing, loops, events, conditionals, functions and variables. Children at the lower end of the age range will need adult help with the lessons, while older children may be able to work independently. The kit includes a 64-page full-color illustrated manual with all lessons, parts to build the robots, code cards and more. 3 AA batteries are required for the robot (not included).  

  • Item #: 036784
    Retail: $33.95
    Rainbow Price: $26.95
    While robot kits are very entertaining and educational, they can be expensive. This kit is considerate in this regard, as it recycles its parts for up to 14 robots. Your kids can learn about solar power as an alternative energy source while putting together and playing with such creatures as Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, and more. There are also two levels of complexity for the robots, some being simpler to put together, and some more challenging. Instructions are included for all 14 variations.
  • Item #: 034330
    Retail: $15.50
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

     Build an electronic robot with an alarm, a note holder, and pen holder. Requires 1 AA battery.

  • Item #: 031778
    Retail: $59.99
    Rainbow Price: $44.95

    Includes Botley, detachable robot arms, the remote programmer and 42 coding cards (printed cards which can be used to visually portray a series of commands).