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OWI8800 - Kabuto-Mushi
(Rhinoceros Beetle) Robot Kit
What is a Kabuto Mushi Robot? 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.
Similar robots are currently being utilized in several rescue operations. Robots
have become a useful tool to the human rescuer. Having provided valuable
information such as video images at earthquake and disaster sites and data
acquisition for the mobile tactical bomb squad, robots have proven themselves as
a valuable asset in today’s society.
With OWIKITs, you’ll find full attention to detail, and Kabuto Mushi is no
exception. The body and remote controlled handset is comprised of an elaborate
set of plastic parts, hardware, motors, and circuit boards. No soldering is
required for this Intermediate Experience (Ages 10+) level kit. The instruction
manual is written to please educational instructors and the most discriminating
parents. Discovery and cranial developmental products has enabled OWI to be a
premier robotics kit provider. The user can learn about gear structure, battery
wiring, motor principles, electronic circuits and circuit block diagrams, and
mechanism of Kabuto Mushi. Easy to follow instructions and step by step
illustrations ensure enjoyable and successful kit building. It’s ideal for
robotic workshops, after-school programs, special events, gifts, science
enrichment camps, classroom activities, and fun plain FUN anywhere
Movement: 2 motors for
caterpillars traction, 1 motor for claw elevation, 1 motor for open/close of
Control: infrared remote
control (distance approx. 3 meters).
Power Source: Main unit “AA”
x 4, Controller “AAA” x 3, batteries not included.
Remote Control: 8 channels,
each channel controls 4 motors forward and backward.
Main unit size: 1.23 x 6.69 x
3.22 inches, Controller size: 5.3 x 1.89 x 3.86 inches. Weight on main unit: 21
oz, controller = 4.6 oz.
- Battery Life: approx. 30 min (continuous operation)
- Gripper Maximum Lift Weight: 65g.