The OWI Weasel Robot is a great beginner-level robot kit that teaches you about two of the most basic robotic actions: wall hugging and line following.
The OWI Weasel Robot is a great beginner-level robot kit that teaches you about two of the most basic robotic actions: wall hugging and line following. With only a screwdriver and wire cutters, you can build a robot that feels its way along a wall with a snap-action switch or that follows a black line with its photosensor. Building the Weasel robot will also show you how to make a gearbox that lets you change gears. With the Weasel’s selectable gearbox, you can choose whether it runs at a slow, medium, or fast speed. Watch it follow the walls through a maze (can it solve any maze?), or let it track a black line that you create with electrical tape or a black marker.
The OWI Weasel Robot kit includes all the parts you need to put it together, including a pre-soldered circuit board, two DC motors, and high-quality, durable plastic parts that snap and screw together nicely. The illustrated instruction booklet includes schematic diagrams, easy-to-follow assembly instructions, some information about robots, and general tips that are applicable to assembling any electronics or robotics kit. All you need are some basic hand tools, two AA alkaline batteries, and a little time, and you can have your very own robot weasel!
Note: The OWI-9910 Weasel Robot is a kit; assembly is required. Two AA alkaline batteries are required but not included.