Walking Robot

Ages 9-16+

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Use this robotics kit to build a walking robot. Play with mechanical motion through robot building and experimentation!

Includes a step-by-step video tutorial link, illustrated blueprint instructions for this project kit, all the materials, and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine for more fun!


  • Build a robot
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  • DIY Robo-Pillar
  • "Radical Robotics" Tinker Zine magazine


  • Robot Engineering
  • Robot Design
  • Robots in Fiction

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    Becky, Dec 7, 2019

    Grandson Loved It

    I gave it to my grandson for Christmas last year when he was ten and to my surprise he brought it over yesterday, almost one year later and he was still playing with it. Although he said it was quick to build he obviously is still enjoying it. I just bought him the Mechanical Bird, hopefully he likes it as well.

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    Tara, Nov 29, 2019

    Favorite Crate!

    My 10-year-old daughter has repeatedly said that this is the best crate of all of the ones she has built.

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    Lee, Sep 30, 2019

    Love it!

    My son and I had so much fun putting it together. He was so proud that you put “wires” together and actually made it work :)

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    Grandma J, Sep 6, 2018

    BEST of the best!

    I have purchased DOZENS of crates from the store to keep 10 grandchildren happy. Most have been a huge success. This one is the BEST! My pair of 10 year old twin grandsons got right to work on their own robot. No help needed from mom or dad - they're seasoned assemblers, excellent instruction, illustrations, and You Tube videos guide them through. My daughter sent me pictures and videos of the process from initial delight to completed robots on the march side by side. The most heartwarming moments were brothers helping each other when one robot initially wasn't interested in going anywhere and the other only wanted to go backwards! The boys troubleshooted for each other and resolved those minor issues. As a grandma, I LOVE presenting Tinker crates - educational fun in boxes that always elicit a "TINKER CRATE!!!" response! And THANK YOU for outstanding customer service as occasionally needed!

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    Andy H., Aug 15, 2018

    Really good Tinkerzine edition and son enjoyed building the robot.

    The Tinkerzine edition was really good, and that the inclusion of Asimov's laws was a great way to connect to scifi literature and questions facing a future with autonomous robots. The descriptions of robots in use in both spectacular, like rovers, and mundane uses like baristas or hotel staff, gave kids a lot to grab on to when thinking about robotics. Our 11 year old son was vey happy building the robot itself.

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    Sam C., Apr 14, 2018

    Challenging by rewarding crate.

    What I like about it, and all of your crates, is that they are challenging, but my eleven year old can still do them on her own. They are building her confidence, helping her focus on attention to detail, and giving her a sense of accomplishment. Thank you for what you do.

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    Cynthia W., Sep 30, 2017

    Daughter and husband loved building the robot together!

    My daughter (and husband) built this and she was so proud of it. She took it to school to show everyone what she built. I love how confident she is becoming because of these crates!

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