It has been about two years since I wrote my book about UBTECH’s Jimu Robots, and about that long since I have reviewed one of their awesome STEM building kits. I was very pleased to review the Builderbots series, also known as the Overdrive Kit.
You can see here by the product box alone that you can build a dumptruck thing, as well as this weird scooper of a thing. I had a chance to build both, and they took me, an adult, a few hours to construct this. In the two years since I have tinkered with Jimu Robots kits, I found a few changes.
I mentioned in my review that what makes the Jimu Robots kits work is how there are these black motor parts that can do a lot of things. While these parts could be used to create a spinning wheel, it would appear that these new types of motors have been put in their place. They work pretty well.
As always, the Jimu Robots have a cool way that the user can take control. I really enjoy how quickly you can master both of those models with what you have. It is very instinctual, but the coding is not quite that easy to get a hold of.
Yes, there is coding involved on this, but I talked about that at length in my book. Like the motors, I noticed subtle changes on the parts like the power switch and those pepper looking parts.
So yes, I am going to recommend this Overdrive Kit for all STEM builders out there. It is available for about $99.99 on the Jimu Robots site.
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