Turobot 4WD Arduino Smart Car Robot Learning Starter Kit – Smart Programmable Robot DIY

This isn’t a kit for the novice! I looked at it and …promptly shut the box. I knew though that I wouldn’t be using it – the grandkids would!

Eldest grandson was away so it was Bethany, and her stepdad that did this. It kept Bethany busy for ages, it really is an intense concentration needed project. Great for keeping kids busy for hours if they’re interested in technology. I didn’t think Beth was, she surprised me with the enjoyment she got from this. Its kept her occupied for several hours now.

The instruction to make the car were adequate and that went well, though when you first open the box it looks daunting seeing all those wires, screws, and circuit board stuff. They had that constructed OK after some time, then came the “what do we do next?” part. If you are adept at programming its easy and fun, if you’re not its a bit more work, and for Beth and James its been a steep learning curve, but one they’re enjoying. Its good to stretch your mind and this provides a great challenge.

The biggest issue was the lack of instructions once the car is made. To be fair the description does make this very clear, that its a pro kit and its up to the user to decide what and how to programme it. If like me you know nothing it’ll be hard, you need to know what to do and how to do it. Usually a Google search is my answer but this time watching the others construct it I know it would be out of my comfort zone! Beth and James didn’t know quite what to do after constructing it so have wired it with the help of  the amazon images. They found it difficult to find information on what to do, even with the help of the mighty Google. They’re still working on that part 🙂

Brennan who is five, is desperate to be the first to use it but so far he’s got to wait a bit longer. Its been a great idea to get people working together and the sense of achievement from creating something that actually works, from a kit that’s a mix of wires, plastic and boards.
If you want a family project or have kids/grandkids that are interested in IT its a great project and will stimulate them into working out what they want to do and how to best achieve it

Stars: Five, a great project kit.

Product supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

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2 responses to “Turobot 4WD Arduino Smart Car Robot Learning Starter Kit – Smart Programmable Robot DIY”

  1. MIchele Saviolo says :

    Hi.
    First of all excuse me for my english.
    I have bought on amazon the kit on your review one month ago for my daughter, but in the box there isn’t instruction or link for to download somethings about the assembling and programming the smart car.
    I wrote to the seller but they give me only a link for some sketch and one image of the turobot controller, with cinese (I suppose) instruction.
    In your review you write about instruction: is possible, for you, send me this instruction, because I have many doubt about the connections.
    Can you help me, please?

    Thank you for all!

    Best regards

    Michele

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