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OLLO Inventor Kit
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OLLO Inventor Kit combines the popular OLLO Explorer Robot Kit with the Inventor Expansion Set to double your educational value and your childís enjoyment, bringing you a total of 24 weeks curriculum in robotics. The Inventor Kit also gives your student additional components to explore and build with, providing additional motors, sensors, and other components.

If you already own the OLLO Explorer, you can simply add the Expansion Set to what you already have to delve into more advanced topics. But if you havenít yet discovered the Explorer, and want to give your student a solid grounding in many aspects of robotics, the OLLO Inventor Kit will provide a fascinating and wide-ranging hands-on course.

The complete OLLO Inventor Kit includes a total of four motors, four sensors, an IR receiver, wireless remote, and more than 650 other robot-building components. Also included are detailed curriculum workbooks covering topics such as learning programming, use of sensors, wireless control communications, and writing robot programs.

Raising Future Robotic Engineers
The OLLO system was developed with robotic education in mind. Although a robot is simply a multifunctional programmable machine, raising future robotic engineers is not so simple. Not only will these children require knowledge in computers and electronic systems but also an understanding of sensors and how they work. Research has found that the teaching of robotics in conjunction with the building of working models will boost an understanding of algebra, biology and physics plus challenge a whole spectrum of thinking skills that may otherwise be overlooked.

Quickly and Easily Customize Rugged Models
With innovative two-part rivets OLLO Explorer robots are easy to make and take apart. The modular building system allows you to build custom robots very quickly and the rugged pieces will not break with repeated use. As children design and redesign their models, they need to be able to quickly reconfigure their robot and OLLO Robotics allows for that. And unlike brick robotic sets OLLO Explorer Educational Robot Kit's robust models will not fall apart.

Detailed Manuals with Intriguing Projects
OLLO Inventor's week-by-week lessons and intriguing projects with well thought-out goals is the best we have seen for younger children. The included OLLO manuals are detailed and well illustrated, and with the exception of a couple translation or editing faux pas the instructions are abundantly clear. The simple weekly quizzes to reinforce main concepts are the only consumable part of this kit, unless you count the batteries. If you wish to reuse this curriculum indefinitely, just have your child answer the question on a separate piece of paper.

Learning Robotics Has Never Been Easier
There is a fast moving trend to get robots in schools (there are around 10,000 robotics teams in schools around the USA), and you may have felt teaching robotics at home was too difficult and too expensive. But with the advent of the OLLO curriculum, learning robotics has never been easier, more affordable or more fun. OLLO Inventor Educational Robot Kit requires two AA batteries (not included). Suitable for children 10 and older, but if you have an eager eight-year-old with fine motor skills I would not hesitate to turn him loose with this course.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Very educational and my boys September 23, 2015
Reviewer: Samuel G.  
Very educational and my boys love it!

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Ollo Inventor Kit August 12, 2015
Reviewer: Susan M.  
Great curriculum, definitely need fine motor skills. I bought this kit for my 11 year old, 5th grade daughter when she specifically asked for a class in Robotics for homeschool. We are only two weeks into using it, so have only completed the first two projects, but so far she absolutely LOVES it! I agree with the previous poster that there are no spare parts, so I do have some concern about what we would do if a piece did break while building--after building each project you need to take it apart before you can build the project for the next week. Considering the price of the kit, it would be really nice if a few extra parts were included--or even if you simply could purchase more. My daughter would love to be able to purchase a separate controller so she could build more than one robot at a time. The rivets are tiny--I could not recommend this to any younger than an 11 year old, even if they did understand the concepts. Overall, we love it--just hope none of the pieces break while taking them apart to build the next one!

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Really great, but replacement pieces? October 12, 2013
Reviewer: brenda.elving  
This is awesome!! My 14 y/o son said this is the best part of school, by far, ever. Everything works as described, and the projects are interesting with just the right level of challenge. Only one problem, which would've given it 5 stars: while demonstrating his project for the day, the little Robot ran off the end of the table and broke a piece. There aren't enough spares of anything to continue with the curriculum properly. :(

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