Ages 9+
Ages 9+

Walking Robot


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What you get

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!

As seen on: Red Tricycle

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From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

“Our design was inspired by old-fashioned, wind-up table toys. But this retro robot has a bunch more stamina, thanks to its motor and cams! ”
- The KiwiCo Product Design team

By the numbers

Designs tested before the final design: 15

Contestants in the secret competition for the magazine DIY alternate configuration: 13

Robots that escaped during testing: 1

Additional details



30 reviews

Oct 9 2020

I'm so glad I purchased this. My preschooler and I put it together quickly, and she was able to do at least half of the work after seeing me do it. She has had a blast playing with the robot and it demonstrably built her confidence. I'm so grateful for this resource, especially right now. Thank you KiwiCo for creating affordable, accessible projects introducing kids to so many wonderful aspects of our world!

Oct 5 2020

My 7 year old loves robots and had a dream of making her own when I saw this crate I had to get it. She absolutely loved building it and had a great time playing with it. The only negative I have to say is that one of the legs keep popping off ours we followed the directions so I’m not sure why it keeps happening but it’s easy to pop it right back on.

Sep 3 2020

This was such a fun activity to do on the weekend. Plus, he loves robots!!