'DINO' the DINOBOT - DIY EDUCATIONAL ROBOT KITS
FABULOUS - Your giant ant robot could end up looking this good if your art is as good as your mechanical or robotic skills. Note how the antenna slope back for combat in this photograph, but can just as easily reach forward when using them to search for food or other sensory information. BMS develops most of its robotics in-house. This includes strategy, mechanicals and software. Much of the hardware and software is available off the shelf. You just need to insert a bit here and there.
Humans learn by doing, by experimenting and getting it wrong, and by learning from our mistakes until we get it right. That is why kits are so valuable for children of all ages (10-70). We all learn faster and remember things by doing. There is nothing better than putting a kit of parts together and then watching it work.
THE "DINOBOT" HEXAPOD KIT
1. Main frame or chassis (with 12 drive bearings included)
2. Head frame (with swivel joints fitted for jaws)
3. Tail frame (including battery shelves)
4. Leg joints (6) as 3 handed pairs (aluminium tubing)
5, Legs x 6 as 3 handed pairs (aluminium tubing)
6. Transmission (2 chains and 6 duo sprockets)
BASIC KIT SUGGESTED PRICE: £499.99*
7. Ant Body (black)
8. Ant Leg covers (black)
SUGGESTED PRICES GRP: £99.99* CFRP**: £249.99 BALLISTIC HFPE +**: £499.99 (wargaming)
9. Drive motors x 2
450w: PRICE £149.99* LEM 130 2,2kW = 4.4kW: £1,384*
10. Speed controllers x 2
450w: PRICE £149.99* SIGMA PMT425 (For LEM 130): £440*
12. Jaws motor/drive (heavy duty special effects)
13. Head power actuators x 2 (h/d special effects)
14. Radio control handset and servos - buy from your local stockist - suggest FlySky FS-i10 channel min.
15. Batteries - buy from your local stockist - suggest 4 x lead-acid gell (0.4kW/hr) £60
17. Onboard camera - buy from your local stockist
* + postage & packing - please email us for latest prices and availability.
All prices are plus + VAT.
Kits are not supplied with high performance LSR leg stabilization.
DINO'S BODY PARTS - The three main body parts are shown here together with some of the ball joints to give you an idea of size. Please note that this photograph is copyright © Jameson Hunter Ltd 2015. You will need permission from Jameson Hunter (JHL) to be able to reproduce it. Schools, colleges and universities automatically have permission from JHL, provided that the use of their pictures is for study or classroom projects.
WHY BUY A KIT? - Because all the angles and dimensions have been worked out for you. You don't need to get out a welder and cut steel, or find all of the parts from different suppliers. A kit saves your time and allows you to concentrate on robotic creativity. Please note that this photograph is copyright © Jameson Hunter Ltd 2015. You will need permission from Jameson Hunter to be able to reproduce it.
AVOID WELDING WITH OUR KIT - Having jigged the frame up using the wooden buck, the backbone chassis is removed from the buck and locked in a vice to make welding easier. We use a swivel vice with a cam quick lock. Anything steel tightened in the vice is automatically earthed. We can then change position quickly after each welding sequence - for the next welding sequence. Please note that this photograph is copyright © Jameson Hunter Ltd 2015. You will need permission from Jameson Hunter (JHL) to be able to reproduce it. Schools, colleges and universities automatically have permission from JHL, provided that the use of their pictures is for study or classroom projects.
LYNXMOTION - COMPARE KIT PRICES:
Lnyxmotion AH2 Hexapod Robot Kit (Hardware Only) uses an advanced mechanical advantage leg design. This leg design provides the maximum holding strength with the minimum current draw. The two DOF (degree of freedom) allows this robot to be steered like a tank. Forward, reverse, gradual and in place turning is supported. The robot uses 12 HS-422 servos for the legs. The combo kit includes everything you need to make a functional robot except batteries. This is sure to be a popular implementation of the traditional inline hexapod design.
Microcontroller = $45
ANT FARMS - WHY BUY ONE?
Youngsters everywhere tend to be fascinated by bugs – even if they say
they are grossed out by them. They will get hours of fun from a good quality ant farm. Buying an ant farm might turn out to be just the gift a child you know would find enchanting.
Perhaps you'd like to watch the ants in action too.
a move away from computer games and game stations a real time, real life
hobby may seem old-fashioned, but that is the charm - it is intriguing -
no amount of simulation can replace the real thing.
The classic sand-filled ant farm kits are still available and selling
well for these reasons, although they sometimes take a back seat to the snazzy gel-filled models that look so glamorous. No matter
what format you select, an ant farm can teach children about ecosystems, animal habitats and science in a way that keeps them
absorbed as budding entomologists.
Check out the three top-ranked products:
* GeoSafari Ant Factory,
* Uncle Milton Giant Ant Farm and
* Fascinations AntWorks Illuminated Blue.
WHY BUY A KIT? - There are a lot of farms to choose from. Be kind to the ants in your care. Feed and water them properly and let them go when you are finished looking after them.
TO LOOK FOR
If the parents are stumped for answers, both they and their children can learn more about ants from the written materials that come with the ant farm and just by observing the busy creatures.
- £14.99 + p&p - Discover the fascinating life of ants in an ideal environment. Watch the ants build tunnels, keep their home tidy and feed each other, while you study chemo-communication and ant morse code. The best entertainment for a young naturalist! Ant World provides hours of fun as well as being educational. Children are encouraged to collect their own ants and told how to in the 24-page activity guide, written by naturalist Nick Baker.
OTHER POPULAR ANT KITS
Design, Build, Drive and
Program you own micro robot ant. VEX Robotics by HEXBUG encourages STEM learning through hands-on play as you construct your very own jumbo-sized robot and customize its programming! The Ant kit includes over 150 snap together pieces and a centralized brain to bring it to life. Drive the robot manually with a remote control, or choose autonomous drive mode and watch the Ant scurry around all by itself, mimicking real-life movement. This kit is cross-compatible with other VEX Robotics kits.
Interlocking gears animate the ant by transferring energy from the motor through the endoskeleton and out to the wheels as they roll into motion.
The brain is the centralized computer that powers the ant, relaying signals from the remote control and activating the motors and sensors to bring the creature to life!
Three AA batteries are required (not included) in each Ant and one 9V battery is required in each remote.
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JONES GIANT ANT WITH CRYSTAL SKULL RC - TOY REVIEW 7 NOVEMBER 2008
AMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEWS
3 0ut of 5 stars: By A. M. Formica - 12 Jun. 2009
This product was good for what I needed it for. It is made good and looks exactly like an ant, durable and easy to use.
4 out of 5
stars: By Mrs. Johnson - 27 Dec. 2009
out of 5 stars: By Grundy - 7 Jan. 2010
out of 5 stars: By myself101 - 28 Dec. 2010
COLLECTORS BOXED KIT - In Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indy faces many dangers, not the least of which is a swarm of huge, deadly ants. Now you can control a giant ant, complete with jaw-chomping mandibles! Use the Crystal Skull remote to send your ant scurrying across the floor. It's ultra-creepy and sure to scare family and friends! Includes: - Giant radio controlled ant - Crystal skull remote control - Field notebook with amazing ant facts. This is a giant radio-controlled ant that scurries and moves just like a life-size version of the real thing. Creepy ant-like movement and scissor action mandible will be sure to thrill and scare.
A Sectasaur™ (thawed) - now on permanent display at Herstmonceux Museum, in Sussex, England.
Movie idea, lurking beneath the Antarctic ice is a discovery that scientists will die for. This story is now the subject of a low budget trailer to be produced mostly in the UK. The promoters are looking for backers. The UK will contribute 20% toward production costs. Roughly 60% of a low budget film may be pre-sold as distribution rights, leaving 20% finance to source. The deal is that investors recover 120% on their project stake within 12 months of shooting, with an income stream thereafter from networks and merchandising. Producers and directors please take note that there is a significant audience for well made movies of this genre. Look at what happened when they remade Godzilla.
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damages for vehicles developed from our designs without our consent - and
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Our dinosaur inspired robot is not a game
or plaything that converts into other visual forms. Nor may it be
described as either a gymnastic or sporting article. Please do not confuse
this real mechanical robot with fictional characters created by toy or
film companies. The name DinoBot is a trade name for the above robot kit.