VEX Robotics is one of the leading providers of competitive and education robotic products to learning institutions and robotics teams around the world. It has made scalable, accessible, and affordable robotic solutions for many years. HEXBUG is a product line and brand designed to give kids a positive experience with robotics in their early years.
People are drawn to this robotic arm because of its fascinating behavior, eye-catching packaging, and intelligent bug-like attributes.
First up, HEXBUG VEX Motorized Robotic Arm is not a robot for playing with- it is a construction kit. Featuring more than 350 parts, some of which are tiny plastic pegs and pins, and other large plastic plates, this kit will introduce you to the field of robotics in a broad manner. By following the included instructions, you can build this arm from scratch, pinning together all the parts.
It can take a couple of hours to complete assembling it, with main gears and base section being the most challenging parts to pin together. To be honest, building this kit is quite challenging as most parts are black and following written instructions can sometimes confusing. You need to follow all the instructions carefully for you to have a fully-functional kit. The claw and upper arm are more enjoyable to assemble with bigger bits and fewer fiddly little pieces. Once completed, this robotic arm stands 18 inches tall and looks very attractive.