The Scarab includes 6 legs, 2 IR distance sensors and interlocking gears. It crawls low to the ground and avoids obstacles in its path using its distance sensors. You can control its range of motion by altering the leg's gear system. There are 64 different programming variations to choose from. To program, simply flip a series of switches on the robot's brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated.
Three AA batteries are required in each Scarab and one 9V battery is required in each remote. Batteries not included.
- The VEX Robotics Scarab kit teaches kids that...
- Motors receive signals from the brain, spinning into action kicking the legs into gear.
- Distance sensors reflect infrared light to alert the scarab before it crashes into its surroundings.
- Interlocking gears animate the scarab by transferring energy from the motor through the endoskeleton and out to the legs to generate movement.
- The brain is the centralized computer that powers the scarab, relaying signals from the remote control, and activating the motors and sensors to bring the creature to life!