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VEX Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine by HEXBUG
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VEX Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine by HEXBUG

$29.99
SKU#: 406-4206
Build the Hexcalator™ from over 260 VEX® Robotics pieces!
  • Compatible with education VEX IQ pieces
  • Collect all VEX Robotics ball machines
  • Features two alternate builds
  • STEM based construction kit
  • 260+ snap together pieces 
  • Batteries not required
  • Ages 8 years and up
  • 8 balls included
Introducing the kinetic art masterpiece from HEXBUG® - the VEX® Robotics Hexcalator. This sophisticated machine was inspired by the cutting edge medical devices and uses a hand crank to power 3 hexagonal indexing wheels to transport balls uphill where they are released onto the return ramp.

This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but does so while constructing a roller coaster style ball machine at the same time. Once built, watch as the gears turn, the axles twist and the balls roll as you turn the knob by hand or attach a motor kit to add power to this machine!

HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning. The VEX® Robotics Hexcalator™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Hexcalator's™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities. Collect and connect all of the VEX® Robotics Ball Machines, or give your VEX® Robotics Ball Machine a powerful boost with the VEX® Robotics Motor Kit (sold separately).

VEX Robotics Hexcalator is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 8+
Choking Hazard Message
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Batteries Included?
Yes

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

  • Fun, but needs more directions.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    I enjoyed putting this together with my granddaughter, but the directions do not include the assembly needed to made the loading ramp go up and down (the long silver shaft leading from the crank area to the platform). The picture on the box and the online video show it, and I think the parts are included, but it’s not part of the described build. Maybe it’s an added do-it-yourself challenge?
    Review by PapaB (Posted on 12/26/2017)
  • Fun but a bit expensive
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    As a 10 year old I enjoyed the Hexcalator. I didn't enjoy taking it apart [is there a tool to help?] The Gyrocopter was fun but disappointed that it is just a build [although easy to find online] and doesn't do anything!
    Review by Bobtakular (Posted on 6/26/2017)
  • Great stuff for learning!
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    I teach a 3rd/4th grade class. We have a little experience with vex robots. The students were ecstatic when they saw the ball machine kits. It's a great way to introduce simple machines. They got even more excited when they realized the kits could be integrated with our existing robots. What fun!!!
    Review by Crazy old lady (Posted on 3/1/2017)
Details
Introducing the kinetic art masterpiece from HEXBUG® - the VEX® Robotics Hexcalator. This sophisticated machine was inspired by the cutting edge medical devices and uses a hand crank to power 3 hexagonal indexing wheels to transport balls uphill where they are released onto the return ramp.

This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but does so while constructing a roller coaster style ball machine at the same time. Once built, watch as the gears turn, the axles twist and the balls roll as you turn the knob by hand or attach a motor kit to add power to this machine!

HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning. The VEX® Robotics Hexcalator™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Hexcalator's™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities. Collect and connect all of the VEX® Robotics Ball Machines, or give your VEX® Robotics Ball Machine a powerful boost with the VEX® Robotics Motor Kit (sold separately).

VEX Robotics Hexcalator is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 8+
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 HEXCALATOR BALL MACHINE Instructions

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS HEXCALATOR BALL MACHINE Alternate Build Instructions: Gyrocopter

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS HEXCALATOR BALL MACHINE Alternate Build Instructions: Dragon Fly

Reviews

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

  • Fun, but needs more directions.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    I enjoyed putting this together with my granddaughter, but the directions do not include the assembly needed to made the loading ramp go up and down (the long silver shaft leading from the crank area to the platform). The picture on the box and the online video show it, and I think the parts are included, but it’s not part of the described build. Maybe it’s an added do-it-yourself challenge?
    Review by PapaB (Posted on 12/26/2017)
  • Fun but a bit expensive
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    As a 10 year old I enjoyed the Hexcalator. I didn't enjoy taking it apart [is there a tool to help?] The Gyrocopter was fun but disappointed that it is just a build [although easy to find online] and doesn't do anything!
    Review by Bobtakular (Posted on 6/26/2017)
  • Great stuff for learning!
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    I teach a 3rd/4th grade class. We have a little experience with vex robots. The students were ecstatic when they saw the ball machine kits. It's a great way to introduce simple machines. They got even more excited when they realized the kits could be integrated with our existing robots. What fun!!!
    Review by Crazy old lady (Posted on 3/1/2017)

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