Friday, April 21, 2017

Meet Infra the Robot from The Young Scientists Club #review

Thank you to The Young Scientists Club for providing me with product in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own.

Aiden is very excited to share his experience with Infra the Robot. This was a fun project that Aiden and his Daddy worked on together.  Infra is a build your own robot from the Funtastic Robot series.  We thought Infra would be fun because you use any remote control in your home to control her.  Infra uses the infrared signal to move.  Aiden worked with his Daddy to put her together and the instructions that were included were very easy to read and understand.  Once she was together, it was fun watching Aiden use our TV remote and Infra would scoot across the floor.  Bolt, our little dog, also enjoyed her.

  The game now is that when Infra moves across the floor, Bolt chases her.  This has been fun to watch.  So here is Aiden's personal opinion of Infra. "She is really cool and I like that she can move just by the TV remote.  It was fun to put it together and it actually worked when we were finished.  I also like the name Infra." And I am not sure why we are all calling Infra a her...must be because she is a pretty shade of purple.  So, make sure to head over and check Infra and her friends that are available.  Your children will be glad that you did. 


INFRA the robot moves when receiving an IR (Infrared) signal from any home remote control. This build-your-own-robot kit is a member of the Funtastic Robotics series which introduces budding young scientists to the exciting world of robotics. Included are a double-sided 24 in. x 24 in. colorful instruction and activity poster as well as components such a computer module, motor, chassis, gears, and colorful unique shaped cover. Detailed illustrated instructions for building the robot followed by stimulating learning activities provides hours of robotics fun. (Ages: 8 and up) 

Here are the pictures of Infra and Aiden.

Excited to put this together.

Lots of info on the back of the box.

We even got batteries and a little screwdriver kit that Aiden loves.

He has picked lots of things from this catalog that he wants to try out.

Everything is nicely in the box.

I love instructions with pictures.

Figuring it all out.

Daddy helping with some of the details.

There she goes.

If robots had thumbs, they would point two in the “up” direction to welcome Infra, Metali, Hurdle and Sunny, the 2017 Funtastic Robots ($29.99) from The Young Scientists Club. The Young Scientists Club is known (and beloved) for introducing kids to the fascinating world of science. New this spring is a pivot to engineering and robotics with four build-your-own kits that are not just fun but funtastic!

While third graders are learning the basics of Science and Math in the classroom, they may not be exposed to the middle letters of STEM subjects – Technology and Engineering. The Young Scientists Club has designed four different kits for kids ages 8 and up. Building then operating robots Hurdle, Sunny, Infra or Metali introduces youngsters to robotic basics that will spark a curiosity to learn more, when ready.

“In the past, my own children had received robotics themed products as gifts,” explained Esther Novis, founder and president of The Young Scientists Club and mother of five. “They were always very excited to get started to build their robots, but it would not take long before they would get frustrated because of the lack of clear instructions and the overload of detailed information.”

“I wanted to create a series that introduces children to the basics of robotics in such a manner that they have fun, learn the basics, and create positive memories so that later in their learning career they will consider the fields of engineering and robotics.”

“We introduced the first Funtastic Robotics prototype in our annual summer camp,” offered Novis who has held a kids’ science camp at her Rhode Island town since 1998. “With the help of our campers we made revisions so that the instructions were very clear as to how to build the robots. We didn’t start production on the Funtastic Robotics series until all our campers gave the ultimate stamp of approval.

METALI the robot buzzes and lights up when metal objects are detected. This build-your-own robot kit is a member of the Funtastic Robotics series which introduces budding young scientists to the exciting world of robotics. Included are a double-sided 24 in. x 24 in. colorful instruction and activity poster as well as components such a computer module, motor, chassis, gears, and colorful unique shaped cover. Detailed illustrated instructions for building the robot followed by stimulating learning activities provides hours of robotics fun. (Ages: 8 and up) 



SUNNY moves upon receiving artificial and natural light signals. This build-your-own robot kit is a member of the Funtastic Robotics series which introduces budding young scientists to the exciting world of robotics. Included are a double-sided 24 in. x 24 in. colorful instruction and activity poster as well as components such a computer module, motor, chassis, gears, and colorful unique shaped cover. Detailed illustrated instructions for building the robot followed by stimulating learning activities provides hours of robotics fun. (Ages: 8 and up) 

HURDLE the robot will stop, back up, and change direction when sensing an obstacle. This build-your-own robot kit is a member of the Funtastic Robotics series which introduces budding young scientists to the exciting world of robotics. Included are a double-sided 24 in. x 24 in. colorful instruction and activity poster as well as components such a computer module, motor, chassis, gears, and colorful unique shaped cover. Detailed illustrated instructions for building the robot followed by stimulating learning activities provides hours of robotics fun. (Ages: 8 and up) 

Want it? Buy it!
Head on over to The Young Scientists Club webpage to learn more about Infra and the other Funtastic Robot friends.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Special thanks to my friends from The Young Scientists Club for allowing Aiden to share about his new friend, Infra.  He will enjoy lots of fun with Infra.



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