If you hang around here much, you know we love our LEGO, and we also have an affinity for DIY robotics. A company called Atoms has announced its modular robotics building kits are now available to purchase. You can buy these kits as individual blocks serving different purposes such as Bluetooth connectivity and more. The most interesting products offered are a couple of robot kits that come with everything you need to build complete ‘bots.
Atoms calls these two kits Quarks, specifically they are the Bunsen set and the Pascal set. Bunsen is the blue robot with the two green wheels. The kit sells for $79.99 and includes a light sensor, a control knob, a battery, a splitter, a motor, and an audio recorder. The robot kit is designed to be buildable by children ages six and up as well as adults. The kit also includes required wires and six challenge cards.
The other kit is Pascal, a smartphone-controlled, Wall-E-like little yellow robot with tank treads on each side. This kit includes a number of pieces such as a light sensor, Bluetooth, a pair of medium motors, and more. The Pascal kit costs $119.
One of the coolest things about Atoms is that they’re designed to snap together not just with other Atoms blocks, but with LEGO bricks.
If you order now, delivery is estimated by December 20 so your kids could still have a robotic Christmas.