Tumbling Hedgehog

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Thames & Kosmos My Robotic Pet - Tumbling Hedgehog | Build Your Own Sound Activated Tumbling, Rolling, Scurrying Pet Hedgehog | STEM Experiment Kit | Toy of The Year Award Finalist, Model:

  • Build time: 1 to 2 hours
  • Difficulty level: challenging
  • Build it: use the 172 building pieces to construct your own adorable robotic pet Hedgehog!
  • Sound-activated: the robot has a built-in sound sensor, allowing your Hedgehog to react to different patterns of claps.
  • Get rolling: your Hedgehog is programmed to tumble, roll, spin around, Bristle its spines, and scurry along in response to your claps-clapp once and your Hedgehog curls up into a ball and tumbles backwards one time. Clap multiple times, and it will roll again and again, tumbling once for each clap!
  • S.T.E.M. Learning: by building your pet you'll gain experience in the inner mechanical workings that enable the Hedgehog to move the way it does; learn about gears, motors, sound sensors, LEDs (your hedgehog's eyes light up!), and more!
  • Battery-operated: your funny little pet Hedgehog comes with a motor that requires (4) AAA batteries (not included).

My Robotic Pet - Tumbling Hedgehog

Get Rolling with Your Own Sound-Activated Robotic Hedgehog!

With the 172 building pieces in this kit, you can assemble a real robot that looks like a cute hedgehog. This unique pet has a built-in sound sensor and is programmed to react to your claps. Clap once, and your hedgehog curls up into a ball and rolls over one time. Clap multiple times, and it will roll again and again, tumbling once for each clap! Watch how different patterns of claps instruct your hedgehog to do different tricks--make it bristle its spines, scurry around, spin, and more!

  • Build time: 1 to 2 hours
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging (2 out of 3)
  • Ages 7+ with help from an adult; Ages 10+ for independent play
  • 40-page, full-color manual with step-by-step instructions and a fun comic about Nuna the Tumbling Hedgehog!
  • 172 pieces
  • 3 Operating Modes

Your Robotic Hedgehog

Before you can start playing and experimenting with your unique little pet, you have to build it! The kit comes with 172 building pieces to assemble your robotic hedgehog and includes a sound sensor which is located on the circuit board in your pet's head. It's this sensor that enables your hedgehog to move according to your clap commands. Like a real hedgehog, your robotic pet can run and curl up into a ball. Fortunately, though, the sound sensor enables it to listen to and follow your orders rather than immediately curling up when it feels threatened (like a real hedgehog would do). By building your hedgehog from start to finish and getting a good look at all of its components, you will gain experience in the inner mechanical workings that enable the robot to move the way it does. In addition to a crash course in sound sensors, you'll also learn about gears, motors, and LEDs (your hedgehog's eyes light up!).

The Manual

The full-color, 40-page illustrated manual provides highly detailed step-by-step instructions for building your robotic hedgehog as well as troubleshooting tips and explanations to get your pet working and moving smoothly. But the manual isn't just a set of assembly steps--it also includes some interesting scientific information and fun facts about hedgehogs and bionic robots.

Nuna, the Tumbling Hedgehog!

That's right! Your hedgehog has its very own comic! Embark on an exciting archaeological exploration with a bonus illustrated story that follows Tom and Izzy, two inquisitive young scientists, as they build Nuna the Tumbling Hedgehog while on an excursion to the Temple of the Gaaa!