Build your own palm-sized robot dog with this construction kit

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With summer just around the corner, your kids are about to have a lot of extra time on their hands. And if they're around 14 or 15 years old, getting them to do anything but scroll through social media or play video games is like pulling teeth. But how can you respect their summertime fun while still giving their brains a little exercise?

Engaging in problem-solving is a great way to keep your brain sharp, especially with developing minds. That's why building this Petoi Bittle, a palm-sized robot dog is a great way to pass time with your older kids. A 3D puzzle of sorts, this little robot kit comes with everything you need to build its frame, code and program its movements, and so much more. And right now it's 9% off its regular price.

Even if you've never built a robot before, learning to put this little doggo together, whether it be with your eager-to-learn teens or on your own, is perfectly challenging and even more rewarding. The robot dog comes with a base kit that lets you put together the puzzle-like frame and download demo codes on GitHub, along with its STEM & robotics kit, allowing you to bring your dog to life through code. With your own hands, you'll develop the dog's walking gait, locomotion, and kinematics behaviors.

A success on Kickstarter, earning over $567,218 in funding from 2,052 backers, the Petoi Bittle is proving to be a fantastic learning tool, helping ignite an interest in coding and engineering. That's because it's full of advanced functions, including a customized Arduino board that lets you control complex movements, allowing the dog to do tricks, and more. It also comes with a Li-ion battery pack that gives the robot dog a whole hour of walking time, allowing you to play without worrying about running out of juice.

Get the Petoi Bittle: Palm-Sized Robot Dog for STEM & Fun! for 9% off, making it just $299, or opt for the preassembled version for $309.

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