Meccano Robot Toy Review: M.A.X. and MeccaSpider
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math has infiltrated our homes, becoming a huge part of our public school curriculum and introducing many of our children to concepts and practices that they never would have experienced at such an early age. These days, the majority of our children’s toys are well-advanced beyond anything we ever had to play with and our kids are excelling rapidly with many of the these new technologies.
Meccano is a company that has embraced the rapid growth of our children’s minds and developed educational toys that are fun, engaging and interactive. Rather than purchasing something your child will play with once and then discard, Meccano inspires children to enjoy building, programming, coding and even gaming with their creations. From interactive robots to automobile assembly, introduce children of any age to the “toys” of the future…lessons in engineering and robotics are no longer for those in a lab, but for your kids right in your living room.
Ideal for older children who love to build and code, M.A.X., Meccano Erector’s Robotic Interactive Toy with Artificial Intelligence, is an incredible invention making your child’s dreams come true! Engineers, innovators and creators alike will love M.A.X.’s personalized capabilities! Once built, this interactive robot stands over 12″ tall and becomes a source of entertainment in your home. With the ability to control and program the robot using voice commands, the buttons on the meccabrain or an app on a tablet or iPad, your children will literally spend hours “playing” with M.A.X. while developing impressive engineering skills well beyond their years.
M.A.X. is able to dance, tell jokes, pick up/put down various objects. Complete with infrared sensors which allow him to maneuver around obstacles and gaming capabilities, M.A.X. engages your child’s critical thinking skills as they build, customize and play with their new friend.
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For any child who loves creatures of the creepy, crawly variety, the Meccano Erector MeccaSpider Robotic Programmable Toy with Built in Games is perfect! Bringing together educational play with building and programming, your little engineer can create their own futuristic “pet” with a personality. This interactive robotic toy is hours of entertainment. The MeccaSpider can be controlled through its built-in buttons or its app using bluetooth technology.
Complete with built-in games the whole family can enjoy, the MeccaSpider has various modes to creep, crawl, prowl and attack including the ability to shoot venom if threatened.
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With the idea of making dreams a reality, enter a world of robots and artificial intelligence well beyond our wildest imaginations, but directly within our children’s grasp – Welcome to Meccano!
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Photo & Video Credits: Kristin dePaula
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Kristin is a native Floridian who loves warm weather and sunshine but owns too many scarves and boots. She lives at the World’s Most Famous Beach with her husband, 3 boys and enough animals both warm and cold blooded to make up a zoo. She is a practicing attorney who spends her days working with at-risk and delinquent youth and her nights being a Montessori Mama to her independent, strong willed little humans. On the weekends you can find her at soccer games, chasing her boys at the Beach or cooking for her husband who suffers from Crohn’s disease but is healing with a healthy diet. In her free time, Kristin loves reading and laying by the pool.