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ReCon Rover with FREE Obstacle Course

Robotics and computer programming come to life with the Recon Rover. This exciting learning tool can be programmed to move, turn, talk and even more

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Product Details

Robotics and computer programming come to life with the Recon Rover. This exciting learning tool can be programmed to move, turn, talk and even deliver a treat to your dog! Program the details into the LCD keypad screen (such as "Move forward 2 feet, turn 90 degrees to the right and play sound 1"). Then watch as the Rover carries out your instructions! The 48-page, spiral bound user's manual gives you objectives, helpful background information, mission maps and step-by step instructions in programming 50 commands. This cleverly crafted guide also concludes with room for taking notes and charting one's own adventures. Watch this 3 pound, 11-inch tall robot move throughout the house on carpet or hardwood, navigate through obstacle courses, tell knock-knock jokes and even smash through building blocks. The sophisticated Recon Rover is a different and thoroughly enjoyable way to learn. Master your robot's every move through trial-and-error and impress your friends and family! Made exclusively for MindWare by SmartLab Toys.

• Learn digital programming skills, mapping, math and problem-solving
• No computer or remote required
• Pre-assembled and self-contained for easy play and storage
• Features: 10 button keypad, microphone, speaker, headlights and cargo hold
• Includes detailed instruction manual and tape measure
• Requires three C batteries (not included)

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Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and up

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Product Specs

  • Brand: SmartLab
  • Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and up

Award Winner

  • Parents' Choice Silver Award

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as shown in catalog I wasn’t able to spend Christmas with either of my two 8 year old grandsons for whom I ordered this product so I don’t know what the response was. I was disappointed though to see from pictures that both received a yellow and white robot instead of the blue and white shown in Mindware’s catalog. I had seen the yellow/white on other websites but I specifically ordered from Mindware because I thought the blue/white was more eye catching and thus more apt to be played with. I can’t speak for the quality or the appeal as I have not seen them. So I will give it a 3 star rating.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broken Straight Out of the Box Terribly disappointing Christmas present for my daughter. Broken out of the box. Then read reviews of this product on another website and see that this is a frequent problem. Absolutely do not recommend.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I gave the robot as a gift to my nephew, he's 10, and he is enjoying programming the robot. He is having lots of fun with it.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of fun My 7 year old grandson loves robots. This is a lot of fun for him. He can use the programs provided and code them or make up his own. He loves it!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational AND Fun! Bought this for my nine-year-old son for Christmas. He absolutely loved this! Took him a little bit understand the coding part but not very long. Once we were able to enter two or three different “missions” he picked right up on it. I recently found out the coding is something they are doing now in schools. Makes me happy to know that he has something at home to practice on and can use in school. Would definitely recommend .
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My granddaughter loves it! The Recon Rover was the first toy my granddaughter wanted to play with. I was very impressed with the fact that she could read the directions, programs the Rover, and then it performed exactly as it was programmed to. My only complaint is that we had to replace the three original “C” batteries the same day.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The product never worked. Why would you send a product that did not work ???
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent beginner robot This was ALL my 7-year-old daughter wanted for Christmas, and it did not disappoint. After running the first three included missions (about 30 min) with parental help, she was able to code the 4th on her own, and then was off and running, making up her own. The instructions are perfect for someone who has never coded before, and the rover does everything promised. The only negative thing I can say about the rover is that it is quite loud when it is driving. For the price though, it is really great.
Date published: 2016-12-26
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