Wednesday, March 09, 2011

rover!


A was pretty excited to get the snap circuits wireless RC rover for his birthday. So of course today we had to build it!


The boys took turns snapping each element onto the grid (A is an awesome big brother, always including G in EVERYTHING), carefully reading and re-checking the instructions/schematics as they went. They did a final schematic check and decided they were ready.


The cool thing is that not only did they assemble a remote control vehicle - but one that has a headlamp and forward/reverse lighting. Oh, and a beeper.


They immediately went to the dark of the hallway and bathroom to get the full effect. They took turns - one driving while the other filmed with their video camera, and then switched.


They also read all about how the wireless remote works, the internal motors, gears and ratios, and electrical circuits. There are 19 more projects with this kit...so I know there is much more to come. Lots of fun!

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9 comments:

Francesca said...

What a great present for an 8 yr old boy!

se7en said...

Wow...totally cool my guys would love this!!! I have never seen snap circuits before, you definitely don't get them in Cape Town, they look just wonderful.

Andrea said...

Awesome. They look so happy. All of our snap circuits are mixed together into some strange roving animal. This is one of those great "toys". Worth the money!! Thanks for sharing these fun pictures.

Tara said...

The rover is awesome - owen got one for Christmas and enjoyed it.

It's especially cool in the dark!

Sally said...

That IS lots of fun -- I was waiting for this post, after you mentioned it on FB!!

Heart Rockin Mama said...

That looks so awesome! And just in case I haven't mentioned it in a while, I could eat those two up!

verdemama said...

what great good fun!

Stephanie said...

When I saw your title last night, I thought "A dog?" and then I thought, "No way. It's a robot. Like a Mars Rover." :)

Debbie said...

Very Cool. I look forward to when Isaac is old enough to enjoy those things. Right now I think he'd just break them. :)