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Ages 14+

Light-Chasing Robot


Light up a love of electronics with this light-chasing robot! Wire up the motors, add the switch, and assemble your robot — all while exploring the science behind circuits and sensors. Customize your robot with one of two skins (a turtle or a beetle), then use the included flashlight to make it get a move on. Learn to steer your robot left, right, and head-on... then rewire and reconfigure it so that it runs backwards! Read more

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

Many insects are attracted to light, and this bot is too! Instead of using a standard remote control function, we added a special sensor to create a light-chasing feature for this unique little bot.

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Parts prototyped with a 3D printer


Wire connection methods tested


Turtle shell shapes prototyped



19 reviews



    This is a gift. I am sure my Grandson will love it. He loves your products.



    This was an excellent way to spend time with my grandson. We both enjoyed everything about the process and were very pleased with the product.



    Favorite. So interesting.



    My 7 year old (and I) built this during lunchtime today. It took only about 1 hr. and 20 minutes. He LOVED it. He was so excited when we tested it and the motors turned on! I loved that the instruction booklet explained how it worked as we went along. He can't wait to start on the next kit!



    I liked it a lot but the light detectors were not picking up that much light and it was jerking around it defensively works though.



    Since it cost way more than the average crate, I expected better. The sensors didn’t work unless the flashlight was almost touching them, so using both sensors at once to go straight isn’t an option. My son, being engineering inclined, moved the sensors, took off the turtle shell, and was able to run it better that way. He was going to try a new battery, but when he tried taking it off, a wire came loose from the motherboard. He still learned a lot and it helped him think about robotics and troubleshooting, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

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