Gifts for Learning -Toys and Books for Gifted Kids

Parenting Tip:

Gifted kids love to see how things work. They'll take things apart to investigate the inner workings of anything from toasters and telephones to computer printers to anything else they can take apart. (No wonder they love robots so much!) If your child loves to take things apart, why not buy him or her a simple tool kit? Whenever something breaks or is no longer wanted, don't throw it away. Let your little take his tools and take it apart! This not only helps your child learn to use tools and get ready to work with robots, it also saves appliances you don't want to get rid of!

From Amazon.com:

Building Bots
Building Bots
From the Junk Drawer to a "Robot War" If mechanized mayhem is your kid's game, this book is a must-have. Guiding young "Battle Bot" fans from design through construction, it's 256 pages of customized warrior robots made of easy-to-find household and hardware store materials. Also includes tips from top builders, tournament organizers and other professionals.

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Robotics: DISCOVER THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE with 20 PROJECTS (Build It Yourself)
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Stem Careers: Reinventing Robotics (Time Nonfiction Readers)
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How Things Work: Discover Secrets and Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercraft, Robotics, and Everything in Between (National Geographic Kids)
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 : OWI  Rockit Robot Kit
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OWI Rockit Robot Kit
from: Elenco Electronics Inc

Editorial Review:

Product Description:


The new futuristic style includes high performance and superior materials. Rockit Robot evolves as a spunky little robot that you can build. Explore the fundamentals of robotics with this informative and entertaining robot kit. Appropriate for ages 10 and up, RocKit Robot is an intelligent robot with a touch/sound sensor. If it comes in contact with an object or hears a loud noise (such as hands clapping), RocKit Robot automatically reverses, then turns left before embarking on a new course.Rockit Robot is lots of fun from the moment it arrives. Requiring only basic hand tools, it contains step-by-step instructions,pre-assembled printed circuit board, condenser microphone,and an easy-to-assemble mechanical drive system. It's an ideal gift for the educator, hobbyist or budding scientist. Specifications: Movement: 3 wheels driven by a dc motor and ratchet mechanism Control: Sound sensor including condenser microphone/transistor Power Source: AA battery x 2 pieces (not included) Power consumption: Max approx. 400mA Size: Body H83 x L115 X W130 mm.

Features include:

•Explore the fundamentals of robotics with this informative and entertaining robot kit
•An intelligent robot with a touch-sound sensor
•Requiring only basic hand tools
•No Soldering Required
•OWI is the premier line of educational robotics kits






 : OWI Moon Walker II Robot Kit
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OWI Moon Walker II Robot Kit
from: Elenco Electronics Inc

Editorial Review:

Product Description:
MV-979 Features: -Moonwalker II.-Sound and light sensor robot kit.-Combine the technology of two sensors, light and sound.-Begin to walk when it detects a change in light intensity or sound commands.-Continue it's four legged voyage until instructed by an internal timer to stop.-Use a phototransistor to sense changes in light and a condenser microphone to sense changes in sound.-Convert those stimuli into electronic signals to power a motor.-Will walk forward for a preset time.-Use ''''AA'''' x 1 (not included).-Power Consumption: Approx. 210mA. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 12'' H x 4'' W x 7'' D.

Amazon.com:
Budding scientists (and Dr. Frankensteins) look no farther! The Moon Walker II lets you build a tiny robot that walks at your command, either from your voice instruction or changes you make in light intensity. It's called Moon Walker because its domed top and long, spindly, rolling legs make it look a like a small, roving moon explorer. This isn't a project for the meek or a beginner. The pieces are small and intricate, and the instructions aren't basic. It's definitely aimed at those looking for a challenge. But for challenge seekers, the Moon Walker II model kit will undoubtedly provide hours of intense, creative fun. --Courtney Hudak




 : WowWee Tribot Talking Companion
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WowWee Tribot Talking Companion
from: WowWee

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Product Description:
Tri-bot is a fast-talking, award-winning robot who's fully loaded with a variety of different interactive play modes. This humanoid robot is an expressive companion who plays games and tells jokes. His Omni-directional wheels and animated face allow him to be fast-moving and an exciting robotic companion.


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 : WowWee Robosapien X
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WowWee Robosapien X
from: WowWee

Editorial Review:

Product Description:
8006 Features: -Path tracing, Improved interface for easy access to advanced features, Unlimited program steps with multiple program modes, iOS and Android compatible. Interacts with remote control. Requires 4D and 3AAA batteries (not included); 3LR44 (included). For boy or girl ages 6 and up. Designed by a NASA scientist. -Unlimited program steps with multiple program modes. -iOS and Android compatible. Product Type: -Robot. Gender: -Boy. Shape: -2D/3D. Moveable Parts: -Yes. Remote Controlled: -Yes. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -13.5 Inches. Overall Width - Side to Side: -12 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -6.5 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -4.25 Pounds.


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