Get 8-year-olds excited about robots and machines from MindWare
Robot kits for eight-year-olds from MindWare can teach them about machines and the principles of science and the engineering that powers them. Plus, what's more fun than building your own robot? It's the kind of cool project every kids dreams about and we have multiple robotic kits to choose from. But robot toys for kids aren't all you'll find - we've got construction kits to build all kinds of contraptions that will spur your child's imagination.
Build a Solar Powered Car or Boat. Or learn the basics of physics by building model machines in the Physics Workshop. By constructing and experimenting with model machines kids will be introduced to the basic laws of physics - 36 experiments, from easy to complex, in all.
Amazing robot toys for kids like the MotorBlox Robot Lab will have young scientists spending hours learning to develop problem-solving and experimentation skills. Mecho Motorize Kits give kids a head start in mechanical sciences and building real, working machines with these easy-to build kits. Choose from the Robo Bug, a Race Car and the Claw Bot kit, or get all three.
Remote Control Machines has two robotic kits that will teach your little scientists lots about building. Remote Control Animals has 100 pieces and will let kids create a robotic "zoo" with numerous animals to construct. Kids will learn about animal locomotion and biomechanics as they build each model. The 237-piece Remote Control Space Explorers set builds remote-controlled model rovers like the ones used in space exploration. Kids will have hours of robotic fun building a lunar rover, rocket launcher car, space shuttle and more.
The Crash Test Lab had our toy testers begging to bring this toy home! Kids build a crash cart and send the crash test dummy on a course to create maximum impact with minimal injury. Sensors on the dummy let the kids know how their various crash carts protect (or don't) Impact Jack. The Gyrobot lets kids build a robot with the astonishing powers of the gyroscope. Kids will learn the principles of gyroscope physics while helping their robot appear to defy gravity.
If your kids are ready to build big, the Meccano Tower Crane Set will deliver hours of excitement. This set features 1,741 pieces and two real tools, which assemble it into a 3-foot tall working model crane. This is a building toy that will have them mesmerized for hours.