Invention Kits - Tin Can Robot

By Toysmith

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Contains everything you need to turn a metal can into a walking, wobbling robot. Robot features plastic wheels, a clear engine, and easy to build instructions.

  • Kit includes: Battery casing, 4 body rings, 2 legs, 2 gripper hands, 2 straw arms with attachements, toy motor with gear and motor axle cover, 1 axle with gear, 1 body plate, 2 metal wires, google-y eyes, screws, nuts and bolts
  • Detailed instructions included along with "How it Works" fun facts
  • Requires two AAA batteries and tin can (not included)
  • Ages 8+
  • Small parts: not recommended for children under age 3
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions (in packaging): 9.5" x 6.5" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb.

3 Reviews (4 out of 5 Grommets)

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Got thjs for my Nephew at christmas. It was a hit with him. He is 10 years old and spent several hours playing with this kit.


Perfect gift for my 6th grade grandson


I purchased the Tin Can Robot for my 6th grade grandson. He really enjoyed assembling the robot and playing with it. In fact the whole family enjoyed it as well. I highly recommend this as a great fun and educational gift.More > < Less


Wouldn't "walk"


My grandson and I worked on this together- It was harder than it looked- especially since I am not mechanically inclined. It was fun but the robot wouldn't really move for us.More > < Less

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With a little imagination, some recycled items, and the help of a U.S. company called Toysmith, kids can construct their own robots, rockets, and necklace beads. These DIY kits make a unique gift for curious minds and hands-on fun.

Meet Bob—ordinary soda can turned walking wobbling robot in less than 45 minutes with the Tin Can Robot kit. Then, there’s the Green Rocket that can launch up to 80 feet in the air. All you need is a magazine and a couple of plastic bottles to let the countdown begin. Who knew the science of robotics and aeronautics could be so entertaining?

For artistic types, the Recylced Paper Beads kit lets you make jewelry out of colorful craft paper (included) or old newspapers and magazines. Insert strips of paper into the tool, turn the handle, and paper becomes your new favorite accessory. Attach the tool to a plastic bottle and you’ve got yourself a container to catch and store your beads as you craft them.

Designed for kids as young as eight, but we think tweens, teens, and even grownups will get a kick out of seeing how things work and bringing new life to recyclables with these innovative kits from Toysmith.