29 Nov '11, 9pm

Robot Gift Ideas

Robot Gift Ideas

Photo: Lego Lego Mindstorms-NXT 2.0 Robotics Kit US $240 http://mindstorms.lego.com Photo: David Schneider Ollo Action Kit US $30 http://www.robotis.com Click on the image to enlarge. Robot playthings have been charming youngsters at least since the first tinplate robots were mass-produced in the World War II era. Today's robotic toys do a lot more than the windup automatons of yore. And if you choose wisely, your gift can also help inculcate some of the rudiments of engineering. For the smaller tyke, consider an Ollo Action Kit (US $30 at Amazon or ThinkGeek). It resembles a plastic Erector Set, but the pieces are joined with snap-together rivets instead of nuts and bolts. Manipulating the rivets still takes fine motor skills, so I wouldn't recommend it for kids younger than about 7. An accompanying booklet shows, with a sequence of very clear pictures, how to first assem...

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