This kit looks pretty cool in the picture, but when you open the box, it's another story. The parts don't fit together very well and the solar panel is rather small (about 1" by 1") so you need some pretty bright light to get your "robot" moving. The term robot is generous at best. It has no autonomous features, it's just a motorized toy that runs on solar power. If your child is anything like mine, they will be bored and/or frustrated with it pretty quickly. If they like to take things apart and tinker, then they'll find other better ways to use the tiny solar panel and motor that will be far more entertaining than a robot that can barely get out of it's own way. My boys finally started creating designs that were as light as possible to see just how fast they could get it going. They would also shine a light directly on the panel to give it more power. All in all, there are probably better ways to teach a kid about solar energy, but at least this kit can...
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