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Beat Summer Boredom with Vex Kids Tech products
Summer is in full swing around here, which means that I hear “I’m bored!” at least fifty times a day. While I love spending time outside with the kiddos, somedays it is just not possible to get out and play outside all day. Plus, it is already in the high 90’s around here, so being outside during peek sun time is more torture than anything. I wanted to find somethings to bust the summer boredom that did not involve video games and I found the perfect thing!
The Hexbug – VEX Robotics Robotic Arm not only kept my kiddos busy building it, they absolutely love playing with it. Between myself, a 6 year old, and a 12 year old it took us 2 days to complete the build spending about an hour on it each day. I am sure I could have put it together much faster, but that would not be very fun.
Both kids love anything to do with robots, so when they seen the packaging they were very excited to get busy working on it. Everything came nicely packaged and separated, which saved my sanity because I did not have to do a lot of sorting of pieces.
While building we learned about gears and how they all work together to make the claw arm work. The VEX Robotics Robotic Arm can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart. The best part though? No batteries required!
If they decide that they are bored with the robotic arm, they can always take it apart and build one of the alternative options of either a Chopper or Scorpion.
How are you keeping your kids busy this summer?