Soda Can Robot Kit

Soda Can Robot Kit (Images courtesy ThinkGeek)
By Andrew Liszewski

There’s a bit of satisfaction that comes with recycling an empty pop can, since you know you’re doing your part to help the environment. But I imagine there’s even more satisfaction if you turned that empty can into a robot instead! So this Soda Can Robot Kit includes almost everything you’ll need to convert that can into a sort of insect-like robotic creature.

What’s even better is that the kit doesn’t require soldering or any prior knowledge of robots to put it together. So even if you still have “get advanced degree in robotic engineering” on your to-do list (I’ll get around to it some day!) you’ll be able to get it running in no time. Of course once it’s assembled don’t expect it to come to life like Johnny 5 or anything. From what I can tell it will just vibrate and jitter around your desk, but that’s still better than having the empty can just sitting there.

You can find it at ThinkGeek for $12.99, soda can not included.

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