Grace Hodgin over at blessedelements.com has some great things to say about our Salt Water Fuel Cell Monster Truck...
My oldest grandson will be 13 years old this year! The one thing I notice about each birthday is how much harder it is becoming to get him a present that is really cool and age appropriate. I don't always buy the video games that he likes because I prefer to get him something that will use the other parts of his brain. It is difficult to find a really neat toy that isn't super expensive too.
I like the things I buy to teach him something or let him explore an avenue in life he has not been ontroduced to so he can expand his knowledge. I know several of you are shaking your heads in agreement right now but what toy is out there that can do all that but still be affordable?
Owirobot is definitely going to be a site you want to go browse and shop. They have some really neat things that will intrigue anyone that likes to put things together and see them go.
The Salt Water Fuel Cell Monster Truck Kit has so much to offer. When we got our kit my first reaction was, "Wow, thats a lot of parts?"
I use to put model cars together when I was a kid so I was naturally drawn to it. What a great bonding experience between a kid and an adult that could help them in creating this truck.
My father and I put together a model V-8 engine once that really worked. I had a curiosity about how cars ran and fixing them so my dad used this to help me understand the basics. These kits have the same educational experience for any child that would like to learn how engines work. This one works as a flat or V-8 engine. The pistons move and you can see the parts moving as it travels on its salt water fuel.
That takes us to the next brilliant design feature of this truck. Green living. With our energy crisis being what it is today we really need to train our youths to think out of the box or 'out of the oil tank' if you get my drift and into green fuel option.
What a wonderful way to get into the spirit of alternative fuel options by letting them experience something they can make, add salt water to the fuel cell and watch it run. These are fascinating and they run for about 15 minutes on salt water drops. Extra magnesium strips come with the kit so you have lots of play time!
There is even a dropper included to use to drop your salt water on the fuel cell. It is a complete kit with lots of hours of fun included. I think this could easily be used as a science project as well! The manual is concise and informative. They even have trouble shooting Youtube videos if you have trouble getting yours to run. We weren't using enough salt in our water so we went to the video's and they solves our problems.
Trucks aren't the only thing on sale at Owikit. Robots, tiny cars, bugs, you name it you can find something over there and have a great time while learning. I'm not the only one who thinks this is a great company. The Institute for Childhood Resources has selected Hyper Peppy robot kit as Dr. Toy's "Top Ten Creative Products" winner and "100 Best Children's Products" winner. Dr. Toy says,
"A sure fire winner for a new adventure for a parent and child to do together." Also, it has been selected by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association as "Top Toys to Rival Computers".Summer is coming and what is in your toy box that will nurture those kids' creativity? You can use their logo on my side bar to get to their site! I was just over on their facebook page and saw this:
"For a limited time get 10% off all of our new 2012 kits! Simply type "tenoff" in the coupon code box at checkout. www.owirobot.com/2012-new-kits/"Why wait?
Don't you think Owirobot should be in your toy box this year? I do!
Owirobot is also offering the same kit for one of my readers so enter for your chance to win.