Kids love to construct and the Techno Gears Bionic Bug kit is the perfect way to encourage them to build. With its 80+ colorful construction pieces, power motor and more, this kit includes everything a child needs to build their own bug with motorized gears. The product aligns with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math standards and introduces children to the science of gear ratio. Techno Gears Bionic Bug is for ages 6+ and is available online and at specialty retailers for approximately $19.99.
What Dad has to say…
Assembling this project was pretty easy. The instructions are mostly pictures and clear. I had the kids (ages 8 at the time and 6) put many of the parts together, but some were too hard for them to assemble, requiring pushing things together they couldn’t quite do. A few parts are hard to remove if you have them out of place, but I managed to correct the mistakes.
Once assembled and running, the bug moves around the room and for the most part doesn’t get stuck since the “antennae” push against surfaces to redirect it. This is good for explaining the design intent and how well that design executes.
I’m not sure how long it will entertain once assembled, and with some pieces hard to remove, it might not be great for disassembly and using for home-made projects.
Overall, it does work in the scope its designed for, instructions are clear, and is useful as a teaching tool. It makes a nice rainy day or indoors activity to do together.
-Video of the Techno Gears Bionic Bug in action-
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review and giveaway purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.