Meccano-Erectoroid XL 2.0 Review
Has your child ever desired to own a robot? Well, he or she can now become the master and have a new personal mechanized companion in the Meccano-Erectoroid XL 2.0. When you were a kid, you probably were fascinated by Transformers. I am talking about the old animations that featured on TV during the 80s and 90s.Just watching how the robots converted into cars and trucks was totally exciting. Back then, we had the 3 ½ inch floppy disks with a capacity of 1.44 MB.
That is not all. Connecting to the internet was possible via the home telephone. If someone picked a call while you were browsing, the connection would be disrupted.Today, technology has advanced in so many ways that now your child can finally own a personal robot which you can both assemble together – as parent and child. The Meccano-Erectoroid XL 2.0 is a 4 ft tall robot with 10 motors that allows movement, has LED lights that act as eyes and voice recognition to ensure interactivity with the user is possible.Are you excited to learn more about the Meccano-Erector – Meccano-Erectoroid XL 2.0 and its amazing features? Well, read on!
Easy to build
Meccano/Erector has been around for more than a century. During this time, the company has improved its solutions finally offering its customers the best. The Meccano-Erector robot is no exception. For starters, it is shipped as high-quality pieces which are durable. The pieces total 1014. Real tools are included with the package and are used to assemble the personal robot. Assembling the robot will give you a thrilling experience just like when you enjoyed constructing large Lego projects like the Star Wars Death Star with your child.
As said earlier, Meccano/Erector provides two hand tools. Using the instruction manual, you can assemble the personal robot with ease. Other components available with the package include an AC/DC wall mount charger, rechargeable battery, 1 Meccabrain, an LED module, 8 servos, two rear wheel assembly, 2 motor gearbox assembly, a single Ni-MH 1800mAH battery, and USB cable. Once you build the robot with all the parts, your child will have a personal robot that stands 4 ft tall, has 10 motors for movement, arms, head, and motorized feet.
Easy to program
What Meccano/Erector had in mind when constructing the robot was to provide the user with a personal robot companion as well as the experience of interacting with it. Basically, it’s like having a glimpse of the future when robots will feature prominently not only in our homes but at work, in hospitals, hotels, airlines, military, and schools among other places. Think how cool it will be having a robot performing all the tasks for you.
Want to see your robot moving its arms and even speaking back to you? Learn more!
The company has engineered the robot with three easy to use and easy to understand program modes. Learned intelligent movement is the first mode and helps the robot to move its arms, the head, record what the master is doing and repeating it again. The Ragdoll mode allows your robot to twist, turn and even move in any direction you desire (except flying…of course.) Finally, the Drag and drop mode can be controlled using the free Meccanoid official app. As a result, users can interact with the Meccanoid XL 2.0 and learn 3,000 pre-programmed phrases as well as robot trivia.
Enhances your excitement
By now you already know that your new robot friend is able to mimic your actions. By changing between the three available modes, you can enhance the fun and your child will get to interact with the robot better. For starters, did you know that your child’s robot buddy is programmed with 3,000 phrases? That is not all. It has the ability to reply using witty comebacks as well as playing games like robot trivia. With this robot by your child’s side, he or she will never be bored.
You can even program the robot to twist, turn and even move in different directions. The only act it cannot perform is to convert into something awesome like a muscle car or even fly.
Easy to control
Thanks to rapid changes in technology, people are able to control consumer electronics via their smart devices.
This is the same with your child’s new personal robot buddy. The company has developed a free Meccanoid 2.0 XL app.
All you have to do is download the app from the official store compatible with your smart device and you are ready to have some fun.
From now on, your child can command the robot to move its head, arms and even record what he or she speaks. If you want more interactive fun, use Motion capture. This will allow the robot to mimic your actions. You can swipe to access the Ragdoll mode which commands the robot to turn, twist and move. Looking for more fun? Why not listen to some of the 3,000 pre-programmed phrases or learn about robots through robot trivia.
a. Easy to build
b. Easy to control
c. Well designed
a. Comes in 1014 pieces which may take hours to assemble
b. Its fragile and may damage easily
Customer opinion of the Meccano-Erectoroid XL 2.0
One customer who bought and used the Meccano-Erector – Meccano-Erectoroid XL 2.0 had this to say “This is an awesome product available at an affordable price. My kids have had fun with their new personal robot friend since I assembled it.”
Another customer commented the following “The Meccano-Erector – Meccano-Erectoroid XL 2.0 comes with easy to use handy tools. The package is accompanied by an easy to understand instruction guide that makes it easy to build.”
Another shopper said the following about the Meccano-Erector robot “Greatest BDay gift for my son. He loves it so much.”
Three customers felt that the product did not meet their expectations and they had this to say.
“The robot feels cheaply made and it’s difficult to assemble.”
“Although it’s a great concept, my package was shipped with missing parts.
“The 1014 parts take over 5 hours to complete. Quite frustrating and not worth the money or time.”
If you are in search of a robot friend for your kid that features voice recognition, LED modules for eyes and can be controlled by smart devices, then I highly recommend the Meccano-Erector robot. It is suitable for kids aged 10 years and above, easy to assemble, comes with easy to use hand tools, easy to control using smart devices and enhances your child’s fun.