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The bird features a suction cup that allows it to be secured in direct sunlight and function as a weather indicator. Twelve plastic parts come ready for assembly and no batteries are required. The set teaches students to follow precise visual diagrams and challenges young people to be technically precise with miniature parts.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16877      (added 1/2/2008)



The car’s power grid system “powers on” when the sun is bright. The set comes with a transport cable, automatic round trip return stoppers, a solar panel and 30 plastic parts to assemble. No batteries are required, making the unit environmentally safe. It challenges young people to be technically precise with miniature parts, follow precise visual diagrams and learn about solar energy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16876      (added 1/2/2008)

MSRP: $9.95
Launch Date: February 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Robotics
Electronics



Eyes jiggle, legs wiggle and antennae sway to-and-fro in the combo tango-jitterbug-Frightened Grasshopper dance. This little kit is an attention-grabber. Pint-sized and powered to pack a punch, this enticing amusing solar bug will capture kids’ hearts while demonstrating an alternative energy principle. No batteries or tools are required, and there are fewer than 10 parts to assemble. This product received a 2007 Seal of Excellence from Creative Child Magazine. Launch date: February 2007.
— For promoting the use of solar energy in a hoppin’ way, this cute, little grasshopper received a TDmonthly Innovations 2007 award. It is simple to assemble and reacts immediately when placed under sunlight, clicking its legs across the ground as it rattles around, shivering with fear.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11694      (added 2/27/2007)


Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature



Let's meet OWI's new Mini Solar Robot and science kits. These frolicking fancies are easy to assemble and demonstrate alternative energy principles. They are simple and friendly, and will put a smile on any child 8 years and up. Happy Hopping Frog, Super Solar Racing Car, Frightened Grasshopper, Walking King Crab, and Attacking Inch Worm fit nicely into OWI's JR Science Series. Besides having jovial names, they have become our premiere entry level product. Because of their entry-level price points, retailers will grow fond of their movements; both off the shelf and after assembly. If a make-it-and-take-it type product is what you are looking for, these hands-on terrestrial tantalizers will make you the local hero. Our research team has found this product to be a distinct liking in educational programs such as after-school, summer and vacation programs. How about science workshops? You betcha! How about one-hour projects? Perfect! Let's show the kids how truly engaging science can be with OWI's new Mini Solar Robot and science kits. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11247      (added 1/25/2007)


MSRP: $19.95
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature



Roly Poly Robot will tumble, fumble, stumble but will find a way to right itself up. The moment you turn it on, Roly Poly will speed away on its two cyclonic wheels. The engineering genius behind this well thought-out machine enables it to get on its ‘feet’ whenever it tumbles and then will continue on its new path of exploration. After assembling one worm gear and less than 20 parts, your mechanical marvel is ready to amuse any household pet. Sounds fun eh? Well, can’t let the fun stop here. Let’s personalize our robot friend. You can add your original work of art (drawing), or picture of your favorite person or pet and put it inside the dome. Wow, that’s a great idea!

Discovery and cranial developmental products has enabled OWI to be a premier science kit provider. The kit engages learning about gear structure, battery wiring, switch, and motor principles.

Very easy to assemble, this OWIKIT “JR Science Series” robot is ideal for robotic workshops, after-school programs, special events, gifts, science enrichment camps, classroom activities and promotional products market.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10427      (added 12/5/2006)


MSRP: $84.95
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature



The Robotic Arm Trainer teaches the basic robotic sensing and locomotion principles while testing your motor skill as you build and control the arm. You can command this unit with its five switch wired controller with lights to grab, release, lift, lower, rotate wrist, and pivot sideways 350 degrees. After assembly, observe the dynamics of gear mechanisms through the transparent arm. Five motors and five joints allow for flexibility and fun! For educators and home schoolers, you’ll find the robotics technology curriculum and personal computer interface useful tools.

It is honored by being selected by The Institute For Childhood Resources as “100 BEST CHILDREN’S PRODUCT”, and “10 BEST EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS”. Also, Robotic Arm Trainer has received the prestigious International award for “Good Design”.

Five axes of motion
Base to rotate left and right: 350 degrees
Shoulder moving range: 120 degrees
Elbow moving range: 135 degrees
Wrist rotate CW & CCW: 340 degrees
Grimmer open & close: 50 mm (2.2 inches)

Product Dimensions
Maximum length outwards - 360 mm (14.2 inches)
Maximum heights upwards - 510 mm (20.1 inches)
Maximum Lifting Capacity - 130 g (4.6 oz.)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10426      (added 12/5/2006)

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MSRP: $65.00
Age Range: 10 and up
SKU or Item #: OWI-9727
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature



This non-solder robot features a radical walking style, a light sensor beam, and the ability to avoid interference. The SPIDER III judges by the reflection of its light sensor rays whether there are obstacles, and then gives signals in the form of electric pulses to alter the rotating direction of the left side motor. It requires 2 AA batteries and 1 9V battery (not included). OWI “kits incorporate the basic principles of robotic sensing and locomotion, and guarantee an adventure that’s exciting, challenging, educational and fun,” President Craig Morioka of OWI Inc. told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9958      (added 11/8/2006)

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MSRP: $35.00
Age Range: 10 and up
SKU or Item #: OWI-7769
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature



This non-solder robot in the OWI Beginner Series has a futuristic style and features a touch/sound sensor that prompts it to change direction when it hears a loud noise or comes in contact with an object. It comes with a condenser microphone, a pre-assembled printed circuit board, and an easy-to-assemble mechanical drive, and requires only basic hand tools and two AA batteries (not included). The product was selected by the Children's Institute for Childhood Resources as one of the "100 Best Children's Products" and "10 Best Software/High Tech Products" for 2001.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9957      (added 11/8/2006)

MSRP: $44.95
Age Range: 14 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature



Air Zinger inhales and then blasts out an included ball through its cannon-like loader. Zigging and zagging is no problem with its wired controller. A child can easily make it move forward, backward, left and right. When the propeller is activated to retrieve the ball, it is like watching a largemouth bass inhale its lunch. On command, its special compartment stores the ball and launches it. Quick and easy to assemble, this kit challenges cognitive skills and helps to develop a growing interest in science and robotic creation.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8751      (added 7/26/2006)


MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature
Electronics



Knight Invader III is a super racecar that includes mini-construction projects, teaches the basic principles of electricity, gear mechanisms, and demonstrates three different modes of propulsion. This sleek super racer has it all and a little bit more. Knight Invader III can blow a fierce force of air to propel it off the starting line and challenges any contender to try to stay up when it is changed into direct motor drive. When on a mission, it can secretly change its transportation mode to solar power (sold separately). Plus, for the educationally minded guardians, this fireplug kit includes mini construction projects that teach the basic principles of electricity including experiments involving series and parallel circuits and solar energy (sold separately). No tools required for assembly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5974      (added 12/14/2005)


MSRP: $57.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature



Kabuto Mushi (Rhinoceros Beetle) Robot is an infrared remote controlled robot with caterpillar traction. The infrared remote control handset has 8 channels, each channel controls 4 motors: 2 motors control directional movement: forward, backward, left and right; one motor regulates the elevating position of the claw; lastly, the 4th motor operates the open and close dimension of the claw. Incumbent of its Japanese name "Kabuto Mushi", the Rhinoceros Beetle is tough, durable, powerful, and has the no fear attitude. This easy-to-build kit will provide students, teachers, and hobbyist (with little to no experience), a fun and informative building session.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5954      (added 12/14/2005)

MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature



This robot will tumble, fumble and stumble, but it always finds a way to right itself. The moment kids turn it on, Roly Poly speeds away on its two cyclonic wheels. The engineering genius behind this well-thought-out machine enables it to get on its “feet” whenever it tumbles and then continue on its new path of exploration. After assembling one worm gear and fewer than 20 parts, this mechanical marvel is ready to amuse. Kids can place original artwork or pictures that Roly Poly comes with inside its dome.
— Jude LaRene, owner of Seattle’s Izilla Toys, said, “though they are challenging [to put together], they are super fun and educational.
“These are still selling strong, and for a last-minute gift, nothing can beat it,” touted Maxine Golden, assistant manager of Fun, Fun, Fun in Washington, D.C.
— Dotty Holden of Toy Rapture in Chicago had been waiting all year to sell these at Christmas. “They’ve done well so far, but I know they’re going to fly off the counter at Christmas. They’re perfect for science-minded kids."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2651      (added 1/12/2005)




OWI’s research and development team has been stimulating brain cells to create a new category and diversifying its line in a new direction. Their commitment to provide hands-on robotics and science kits remains steadfast. But the demand to design “entry level product” that precedes its “Beginner Experience” kits has been overwhelming. The cocoon has opened and the birth of OWI’s “JR Science Series” has evolved. These easy-to-build kits will provide students, teachers, and hobbyist (with little to no experience), a fun and informative building session. 2005 Top Creative Toy Awards panel has awarded Turbo 3000 with the “2005 Preferred Choice Award”!

TURBO 3000 will amaze children nine years and older. This monster vehicle with oversized tires and independent suspension is “tricked-out”. It features three modes of propulsion: direct motor drive, air propulsion, and solar power (optional). The kit includes electricity experiments involving series and parallel circuits and a high powered miniature light bulb. The special air-blowing compartment allows the styrofoam ball (included) to magically float into the air while the car is running. No tools are required for this easy to assemble and disassemble magical beastly beauty. If that’s not enough, some of its transparent parts allow you to view and study the inner mechanics of the product.

Discovery and cranial developmental products has enabled OWI to be a premier science kit provider. The kit engages learning about electricity, circuits, air power, solar power (optional), friction, motion, simple machines, and physics. Now, that’s our commitment to learning! Our philosophy is, “building future minds…creating future leaders”.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2650      (added 1/12/2005)


MSRP: $34.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature



A two-wheeled mini-robot, the Binary Player Robot has its internal program stored on a black-and-white disk that´s user programmed, so it can do tricks and patterns. It's easily assembled with basic hand tools and is both fun and educational.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2014      (added 12/22/2004)

Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Robotics



OWI introduces a self-contained arena for its highly acclaimed OWIKITS. The Robot Rink is an exciting way to “celebrate” and demonstrate students’ robot construction. The individual or multiple robotics interaction arena is lightweight, tough, and classroom tested.

Made of a durable, high-density styrene plastic construction. OWI’s Robot Rink is 44 inches in diameter, 3 inches high and will collapse into a compact 8-inch diameter coil for easy storage. The smart-lock joint resists separation, but also allows for multiple rinks to be attached for a mondo robot plaza. It’s perfect for robot experimentation at home, school, museums, and summer camp environments. The mini instructions will provide suggestions for robot applications, such as: single or multiple crash-action robots, tracks inside or outside the Robot Rink , great for avoiding type robots, containment of projectiles, and how about a robot soccer game?

Easy to assemble; it’s as simple as uncoiling and connecting the open ends. Voila… Let’s get ready to R O B O T! Suggested Selling Price: $24.95

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1606      (added 12/7/2004)

MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Category: Electronics
Robotics



OWI´s Weasel Kit ($24.95, ages 10 and up) gives tomorrow´s robotic engineers a jump on the future. With "see" and "feel" sensors guided by two motors, this duo-sensational vehicle can navigate mazes and follow a black line. The mechanical-minded builder will marvel at the photo-transistors and sonic tracking system. With kits for beginners all the way up to advanced soldering kits, U.S.-based OWI has created a niche all their own.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 324      (added 9/1/2004)

MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Category: Electronics
Robotics



Amaze and surprise your friends with the animal-like animation. There is an condenser microphone, and printed circuit board to control it?s multi-function while walking or climbing. When you think it?s asleep, just cry ?Wake Up!? and your robot will immediately start climbing or walking for a pre-set time and reset itself waiting for another command. It?s listening to verbal commands and reacting to a high-pitched sound or vibration. There is a switch to reverse the directional movement. It requires basic hand tools and comes with step-by-step directions and will totally fascinate your child as they learn about sensors, gears, electronics and reasoning. This robot will help build your child?s confidence and is a great product for children ages 10 and up
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 323      (added 9/1/2004)


MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: 10 and up
Category: Robotics
Science & Nature



OWI introduces the second generation of its award winning Jungle Robot and is it Quadra-spectacular! As its name indicates, 4 in 1 Robot Kit features 4 different methods of movement: Traversing – hand over hand (Orangutan mode), 2 legged walking (Gorilla mode), 4 legged walking (Centaur mode) and 6 legged walking (Spider mode). Discover the dynamics of animal locomotion. What are the benefits or disadvantages of two or four or six-legged propulsion? Make a connection and differentiate the physical characteristics of stability verses mobility. Simple engineering and basic industrial design are accomplished in its self-stabilizing computations. Enough technical jargon, 4 in 1 Robot will be your friend the moment it arrives. Selected by Creative Child Magazine as "Preffered Choice Award".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 322      (added 9/1/2004)

MSRP: $26.97
Age Range: 10 and up
Category: Robotics



The two-wheeled mechanical marvel can be controlled in its sequential mode. Clap your hands or make any other loud sound to control it. For each sound COMET will begin a new action. The sequences of commands are forward, stop, clockwise spin, and stop. Random control allows COMET to make it own movement decisions. Drop in a marking pen in COMET?s pen- holder, and command it to draw. Building, controlling, and drawing make COMET a great hands-on learning experience! MSRP $53.95, Holiday Gift Guide Special Pricing:
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 321      (added 9/1/2004)
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