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The Hexbug Strandbeast is an eight-legged walking robotic mechanism that gives this complex robot its graceful, smooth-walking stride.
The Hexbug strandbeast is available in five translucent colours, exposing the electronics and mechanisms to the naked eye. This "guts out" approach is a design element intended to get kids thinking about the science inside the robot.
The control and extension of this mystifying micro robotic creature's intricate legs makes it look more organic than robotic. The Hexbug strandbeast features a two-channel infrared remote control that allows the user to independently operate each side of the strandbeast's legs, resulting in full-control of forward, backward and turning motions. The two-channel remote also enables two strandbeasts to be controlled independently or multiple strandbeasts in unison.
This particular Hexbug was inspired by Dutch physicist-turned-artist Theo Jansen.
The Hexbug strandbeast is available in five translucent colours, yellow, green, orange, blue and teal.