Educational Focus: Computer skills, creative thinking, letters, science, shapes and colors, circuits and robots, coding, memory skills, technology
Battery: 1 Non-universal Lithium ion, Required, included
Item Number (DPCI): 207-06-0022
Rumble, crush and plow into the new UBTECH BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit. With this kit you can create buildable, codable robots like DozerBot and DirtBot or design your own JIMU Robot creation. Download the FREE JIMU app that has step by step, 3D, 360° building instructions. The fun is extended with the Blockly coding platform, allowing kids to build and code these robots to perform countless programs and tricks.
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: science.
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: Technology.
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: Engineering.
I got this for my 13 year old son. He enjoyed building it. It' a very substantial and solid item. All of the instructions are online-- and while he said he still prefers an instruction book, he did like that he could rotate the instructions to see the different angles. After it was built-- there are several ways to play with it-- controlling it directly through the app and 2 other ways to code it. Once you figure out how to get signed into the app and create an account, there are tutorials to follow. He and a friend both sat and worked with it for a few hours after building and there is plenty more to do and learn. This is an awesome item. Looking forward to seeing what he does next. It comes with directions (on the app) to build two different models-- and of course he can also build whatever he wants. Defiitely not something you just put together and leave on the shelf! I expect this will get some serious use! I received this item in exchange for an objective review.
This is an awesome way to involve your kids in building and coding. Here are some things to know, first, though. The instructions are digital, the parts need to be charged, and it is not a quick put-together. If you're looking for a mini-project or if your child is very into building and all things digital, this will be right up their alley! I think this would be a GREAT gift for science-minded kids or a great family project.
My kids were so excited when the Jimu Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit was delivered. Two of out of my three kids really wanted to put it together right away and the older two did, while the little one was watching them. It took them between 2-3 hours to finish assembling it. They felt so accomplished for doing it and started controlling it from one of their ipads and were so amazed that it was moving around! So that was the first couple days. Ever since then they haven't touched it! Which is so disappointing because of the price of the Jimu! Honestly, I would not recommend it from my experience with it. I really thought my kids would use it for longer than 2 days--plus it's super pricey.
1 reply from Ubtech Team team - 9 months ago
Hello Edjona, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your honesty. Children often lose interest if they are not engaged in products they have purchased and we try our best to keep them engaged. If you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we can show you the different functions of our interactive app and how to keep your children interested in their Jimu. These products have endless possibilities. We look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you, UBTECH Support Team
This is an amazing set! It took my 8 year old son a little over 3 hours to put the digger together. Most of the pieces were similar in quality to the block company from Denmark. The only pieces that were different were the yellow connectors. They were a bit more difficult to insert but this works in favor of the product because the bricks hold together better. I’d recommend charging the battery as the very first step. My son didn’t and he had to try to build it while it was plugged in. The fact that it has a rechargeable battery pack is great. I don’t have to go through a ton of batteries. The instructions are fabulous. They’re all contained in the app and each step shows you the piece you need and then has a animation showing you where the piece goes. The step also lists the number of holes in the piece you need. It saves a lot of time when you’re sifting though similarly sized pieces. The programming is easy to use. It has some actions (waving, digging, taking a nap!) already programmed and allows you to create your own programs. The way that everything is clearly labeled made it so easy to put together. I completely expected him to need to rebuild some parts when he went to turn it on, but everything worked flawlessly. This kit will provide hours of fun!
Prepare to have some time on your hands. This will take a while to put together, but it's worth it. My son and husband always put Lego sets together when he was younger so I thought this would be a fun thing for them to do, but actually my daughter was the one who wanted to put it together with her dad. This is such a great project to do with parents and younger kids. This is something my kids will enjoy playing for a good period of time since its interactive.
Jimu Robot by Ubtech provides hours of fun and is a toy that my child never gets bored playing. It took a couple of hours to build and using creativity brought this robot to life. As a mom, I like that this is the ideal combination of education and enjoyment for my child.