Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12/10/13: Giveaway Remote Control Machines from Thames and Kosmos

CONTEST CLOSED:  CONGRATULATIONS KATHY P. FOR WINNING!
I love toys that make kids think and have fun so when I received the Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines Exclusive set from MindWare I was very excited.  I love so many of the Thames & Kosmos Sets and was lucky to also review their Science or Magic? Tricks with Physics Set.  Being an Aerospace and Mechanical Engineer myself I love robotics and I am beyond excited about this cool new set.  Now I am giving you the chance to win the Remote-Control Machines set!  A $69.99 value!
This set reminds me of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robots.  I am lucky enough to be involved with the program and I judge FIRST Robotics FTC competitions.  My son has seen these robots and absolutely loves them.  When he went to my company picnic he spent most of the time in front of one of the FIRST Robots.  Note this is a FIRST Robot below not the set above.
The FIRST Sets are very expensive and of course meant for teams to compete with.  Evan is still to young to join a team so I have spent some time looking for a set that would be similar and this one is perfect.  You can build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit! A unique six button infrared remote allows you to control three different motors simultaneously, moving each of them forward or in reverse, with easy-to-activate touch sensors.  
The three motors can be combined to make complex vehicles and machines in numerous configurations limited only by your imagination.  This exclusive set from MindWare assembles 22 models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a bulldozer, car, three-wheeler, crane, antique car, plow, folding car, formula one racer, three-blade dozer, and robotic arm.  

These models look awesome!

 Here is a little video of the Remote-Control Machines set:

I can't wait to make them with Evan!
Lauren enjoyed playing with the FIRST Robot too.
 I don't have a chance to get the review done now but I did want to get this giveaway posted so you can win one for the holidays.  The kit comes with three motors, remote control unit, battery holder, and building blocks.  The 76-page color instruction book included in this kit gives illustrated step-by-step instructions for the models to help children learn through play and develop their mechanical understanding, creative thinking skills, and hand-eye coordination. The 212 building pieces included in this set are compatible with those in all Thames & Kosmos Construction Series kits, Physics Series kits, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits. 
 This exclusive set is sold at MindWare.  This is the perfect gift for your budding engineer!  Enter below to win!
Disclosure: I received the Remote-Control Machines from MindWare.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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25 comments:

LainyT~MTS said...

I think Jack and his big brother would make the crane first. This looks like a very fun set that they both could enjoy. It is nice to find things like this that the boys could build together.

Dave said...

car!

Seth said...

With the weather we're having here... the plow!

peg42 said...

I thing a crane

angel d said...

probably a crane

Debbie Jackson said...

I am sure a bulldozer

Marianna said...

Probably the crane

sweetsue said...

I think my grandson would make the antique care first.

jazzy wynter said...

my son would creat a three wheeler he loves them!

nickieisis3 said...

The crane

Heather said...

I bet my little man would build the bulldozer first

JohnZ said...

formula one racer

Karen O said...

I imagine they would create a car.

mkjmc said...

Mine would do the plow

NetWorkingWitches said...

My boys would create the bulldozer first. However, I know they would love all of them, they are after all boys lol.

Julia said...

My son would be all about the bulldozer

Daniel M said...

the bulldozer

harolde said...

Robotic arm for sure!!

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tatertot374 said...

My son would probably start with a crane.

ellie said...

My grandson would build a formula one racer.

jewel33 said...

My Grandbebe Boy JoJo would probably make the racer first! I REALLY like these; they combine a boy's love of building with the never-to-be-outgrown love of machines! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ann Fantom said...

My husband and daughter would build the formula one racer.

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Pam OLeary said...

My son would build the antique car first.

brich2222 said...

He would try to build the crane

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Tamar said...

I bet he'd go with the three wheeler.