By Andrew Liszewski
Whether you’re into building things or destroying them there’s a version of these ‘inductive’ toys for you. Now there seems to be a bit of a mystery as to why they’re referred to as ‘inductive’ but the basic idea here is that you draw a line on any flat surface with a black felt tip marker and the vehicle will follow it.
The secret behind the amazing following action is a couple of photoreceptors underneath each vehicle which are able to tell the difference between the light and dark areas. So for optimal performance you’re better off to draw your lines on a nice white countertop or tile floor. Seems like the perfect gift for any child.
The Inductive Tank is available from Hobbytron.com for $11.97 while the Truck version is a bit harder to find but should be similarly priced.