VEX Hexcalator Ball Machne by HEXBUG

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Create a kinetic art masterpiece with this sophisticated rotating excalator-style ball machine.

Snap together sturdy, plastic building pieces, gears and hexagons. Turn the manual hand crank to set the balls in motion through alternating-motion hexagons as they ride to the top. Then watch them drop back down the ramp and get back in line to ride again!

Want more power? Attach the VEX® Robotics Motor Kit (sold separately) to add an automatic thrust to this machine!

the VEX® Robotics Hexcalator™ features two alternate builds for more robotic fun: a Gyrocopter and Dragonfly.

HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.

Features & Pieces:

  • 260+ sturdy plastic, snap-together pieces
  • No tools needed
  • Eight balls
  • Three hexagonal indexing wheels transport balls uphill
  • Manual crank arm – no batteries required
  • Continuous loop rate of one ball per second
  • Compatible with other VEX IQ pieces
  • VEX Motor Kit can be added (sold separately)
  • Compliant with CPSIA standards

Ages:

  • 8 & up

This toy teaches, encourages & supports:

  • Physical Development
  • Cognitive Learning
  • Exploration & Discovery

Specific Benefits:

  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Teachings how to build
  • Demonstrates principals of kinematics, linkages, reciprocal action & motion
  • Teaches cause & effect
  • Stimulates interest in STEM exploration
  • Supports following & understanding written directions

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD.  Small Parts are not suitable for children under 3 years.

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