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VEX Robotics Catapult by HEXBUG

$19.99
SKU#: 406-4211

Build the Catapult™ from over 100 VEX® robotics pieces!

In 100BC, Greek and Roman engineers changed the face of battle with the invention of the most powerful long-range weapon the world had ever seen. Now kids everywhere can experience the thrill of launching objects with the VEX® Robotics Catapult by HEXBUG®!

Two balls included. Batteries not required.

VEX Robotics Catapult is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 14+

This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but also build a fully functional VEX® Robotic Catapult™ at the same time! Explore the technology behind some of the most influential inventions of our culture's Age of Innovation!

Inspired by ancient Greek and Roman designs, this modern Catapult has a ratcheting winch that can control the distance projectiles are thrown. Crank the winch to its maximum tension, and you can hurl balls over 10 feet!

HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.The VEX® Robotics Catapult™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Catapult's™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities.

Two balls included. Batteries not required.

"LOVED this purchase!! Bought for a camp and the kids loved it--challenging but doable, and such a fun end result!! Also, shipping was GREAT, everything was here on time and when it said it would be." - Kenya

VEX Robotics Catapult is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 14+

Caution: Do not aim at eyes or face.
To Avoid Injury: Use only projectiles designed for this product. Do not modify projectiles or projectile launcher. 

Check out our HEXHUB Blog: Robo Roundup: VEX Robotics Catapult by HEXBUG

Choking Hazard Message
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Batteries Included?
Yes

Customer Reviews 14 item(s)

  • Fun and Challenging Build
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    LOVED this purchase!! Bought for a camp and the kids loved it--challenging but doable, and such a fun end result!! Also, shipping was GREAT, everything was here on time and when it said it would be.
    Review by Kenya (Posted on 7/22/2017)
  • Coooooooooooooooooool!!!!
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    • Quality
    • Value
    Really cool and shoots well
    Review by Linn (Posted on 3/25/2017)
  • Fun to build. Even more fun to mod so it uses all 3 rubber bands for launching.
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    • Quality
    • Value
    A slight redesign of the launch system would be good. I moved the pulley over and hooked all 3 rubber bands up. It bends the front end in slightly, but launches are MUCH more fun!
    Review by kiddad (Posted on 1/17/2017)
  • Missing the point, and a couple parts
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Our kit was missing 2 parts and required 2 requests for replacements. Customer service was great, replacements arrived promptly. I don't really see any STEM connection to this kit. Mostly a tedious exercise in following instructions.
    Review by JohnR51 (Posted on 1/15/2017)
  • I'm Hooked!
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    We were in the Lego aisle shopping for my daughter. When I turned around, I saw these and was immediately intrigued. Got the catapult for myself and wound up building it with my daughter. It was great STEM time and daddy/daughter time together. Now we practice shooting the balls into containers together. The ball doesn't quite fly 10 feet but still cool process. I don't know where to find the instructions for the alternate builds though.
    Review by thebugsworld (Posted on 1/9/2017)
  • No instructions for alternate builds
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    • Quality
    • Value
    Loved building the catapult. Then we wanted to build the alternate builds, but we are lacking the instructions for them!
    Review by MamaD (Posted on 1/7/2017)
  • Noice mAte
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    Lit
    Review by Scarce (Posted on 12/17/2016)
  • Fun build
    • Price
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    • Value
    Fun to build. We launch cat toys across the house for my two cats to play with. May about 5 feet. But really, it was just fun to build. Bands were perfect, the shock does rock the unit.
    Review by Bramos_Combat (Posted on 12/4/2016)
  • nice product
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    • Quality
    • Value
    fun
    Review by Marvelrobot (Posted on 7/12/2016)
  • Cool kit...
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    • Value
    Cool kit...couple pieces missing but Hexbug was quick to replace. Nice quality; recommended starter kit...
    Review by Noah Oz (Posted on 5/12/2016)
  • ☺️
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    • Quality
    • Value
    :)
    Review by KAT (Posted on 4/14/2016)
  • ☺️
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    • Quality
    • Value
    :)
    Review by KAT (Posted on 4/14/2016)
  • Please seal the individual bags containing the parts more secure.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bags with intentional holes where small parts fall out and are therefore missing. Not good! I was able to find a few by "shaking the box" upon opening.
    Review by Mom (Posted on 12/6/2015)
  • Catapult needs looser rubberbands
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Poor instruction. You need to look into Lego and IKEA catalogue and study more. Those rubber bands are too tight for the machine and when we launch the ball, the shock is so tremendous, the catapult itself falls apart! We replaced those rubber band to whatever we had and it is finally working.
    Review by Popcorn (Posted on 11/24/2015)
Details

This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but also build a fully functional VEX® Robotic Catapult™ at the same time! Explore the technology behind some of the most influential inventions of our culture's Age of Innovation!

Inspired by ancient Greek and Roman designs, this modern Catapult has a ratcheting winch that can control the distance projectiles are thrown. Crank the winch to its maximum tension, and you can hurl balls over 10 feet!

HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.The VEX® Robotics Catapult™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Catapult's™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities.

Two balls included. Batteries not required.

"LOVED this purchase!! Bought for a camp and the kids loved it--challenging but doable, and such a fun end result!! Also, shipping was GREAT, everything was here on time and when it said it would be." - Kenya

VEX Robotics Catapult is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 14+

Caution: Do not aim at eyes or face.
To Avoid Injury: Use only projectiles designed for this product. Do not modify projectiles or projectile launcher. 

Check out our HEXHUB Blog: Robo Roundup: VEX Robotics Catapult by HEXBUG

Additional Info
Choking Hazard Message
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Batteries Included?
Yes
Videos
Instructions

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS CATAPULT Instructions

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS CATAPULT Alternate Build Instructions: Race Car

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS CATAPULT Alternate Build Instructions: Trike

Reviews

Customer Reviews 14 item(s)

  • Fun and Challenging Build
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    LOVED this purchase!! Bought for a camp and the kids loved it--challenging but doable, and such a fun end result!! Also, shipping was GREAT, everything was here on time and when it said it would be.
    Review by Kenya (Posted on 7/22/2017)
  • Coooooooooooooooooool!!!!
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Really cool and shoots well
    Review by Linn (Posted on 3/25/2017)
  • Fun to build. Even more fun to mod so it uses all 3 rubber bands for launching.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    A slight redesign of the launch system would be good. I moved the pulley over and hooked all 3 rubber bands up. It bends the front end in slightly, but launches are MUCH more fun!
    Review by kiddad (Posted on 1/17/2017)
  • Missing the point, and a couple parts
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Our kit was missing 2 parts and required 2 requests for replacements. Customer service was great, replacements arrived promptly. I don't really see any STEM connection to this kit. Mostly a tedious exercise in following instructions.
    Review by JohnR51 (Posted on 1/15/2017)
  • I'm Hooked!
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    We were in the Lego aisle shopping for my daughter. When I turned around, I saw these and was immediately intrigued. Got the catapult for myself and wound up building it with my daughter. It was great STEM time and daddy/daughter time together. Now we practice shooting the balls into containers together. The ball doesn't quite fly 10 feet but still cool process. I don't know where to find the instructions for the alternate builds though.
    Review by thebugsworld (Posted on 1/9/2017)
  • No instructions for alternate builds
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Loved building the catapult. Then we wanted to build the alternate builds, but we are lacking the instructions for them!
    Review by MamaD (Posted on 1/7/2017)
  • Noice mAte
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Lit
    Review by Scarce (Posted on 12/17/2016)
  • Fun build
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Fun to build. We launch cat toys across the house for my two cats to play with. May about 5 feet. But really, it was just fun to build. Bands were perfect, the shock does rock the unit.
    Review by Bramos_Combat (Posted on 12/4/2016)
  • nice product
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    fun
    Review by Marvelrobot (Posted on 7/12/2016)
  • Cool kit...
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Cool kit...couple pieces missing but Hexbug was quick to replace. Nice quality; recommended starter kit...
    Review by Noah Oz (Posted on 5/12/2016)
  • ☺️
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    :)
    Review by KAT (Posted on 4/14/2016)
  • ☺️
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    :)
    Review by KAT (Posted on 4/14/2016)
  • Please seal the individual bags containing the parts more secure.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bags with intentional holes where small parts fall out and are therefore missing. Not good! I was able to find a few by "shaking the box" upon opening.
    Review by Mom (Posted on 12/6/2015)
  • Catapult needs looser rubberbands
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Poor instruction. You need to look into Lego and IKEA catalogue and study more. Those rubber bands are too tight for the machine and when we launch the ball, the shock is so tremendous, the catapult itself falls apart! We replaced those rubber band to whatever we had and it is finally working.
    Review by Popcorn (Posted on 11/24/2015)

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