15 great gifts for the robot fan in your life

Know a kid, or kid at heart, who loves robots?

Everyone loves robots. Some of us, though, love them the most, and whether you’ve got a young BB8 enthusiast or a crafty kid-at-heart, we’ve got the robot and STEM gifts you need. Whether they love drones and droids, or want to dig deeper into the world of engineering, these 15 gifts will be perfect.

SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit ($46.95, 21 Percent Off)

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Build this dancing, kicking bot from parts, complete with an easy-to-use visual programming language. He can even be gesture-controlled!

Circuit Scribe: DIY Ultra Kit ($68.99, 31 Percent Off)

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Mix art and STEM with this kit. It makes electrical engineering as simple as drawing with conductive ink, magnetic modules and a steel sheet.

BONDIC® Pro Kit with + Extra Refills ($21.99, 45 Percent Off)

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Weld anything to anything else with this handy liquid plastic. It cures under UV light, making it a safer way to weld for kids!

DIY Robotic Curiosity Kit for Ages 7 to 10 ($69.97, 41 Percent Off)

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This introductory STEM kit includes everything you need to learn the basics of robotics. It’s designed to make it easy to use right out of the box, making it a fun gift for kids.

DIY Robotic Art Kit for Ages 5 to 8 ($29.97, 56 Percent Off)

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Combine art and science with this kit that has you build your own Van Goghbot. The simple design gets kids thinking while making it easy to get started.

MAKERbuino Educational DIY Game Console Standard Kit ($69)

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Build an old school gaming console with this kit. Even better, you’ve got a fully functional toy once you’re done!

Ringo DIY Mobile Phone Kit + Tools ($179.95, 7 Percent Off)

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If the kids are bugging you for their own phone, now you can give them one. Hey, they didn’t ask for a pre-built one.

SunFounder PiCar-V Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi 4 ($104.95, 8 Percent Off)

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This kit combines a ton of skills into one place. Kids will learn about the Raspberry Pi, robotics, programming, and electronics, all in one project that gives you an awesome remote control car.

DIY 3D Wood Craft Jigsaw Puzzle Kit ($15.95, 36 Percent Off)

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Gears may seem old-fashioned, but mechanics are a foundation of modern robotics. This puzzle will teach budding roboticists these skills in a fun way.

Heavenly Hercules Metal DIY Model Kit ($119.95)

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Want to delve deeper into mechanics? Build this functional model of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

Hot Tractor Metal DIY Model Kit ($24.95)

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Build a completely functional, stainless steel prototype of a heavy tractor with this kit. It’s perfect for studying mechanics or just relaxing with something you can build.

Mysterious Timer Metal DIY Model Kit ($54.95)

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Delve deeper into mechanics with your own steel clock. Build it from the ground up to learn how gears work and use energy.

Royal Voyager Metal DIY Model Kit ($79.95)

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Roar back to the 70s with this stainless steel sedan! This model is ideal for both car lovers and anybody who wants to better understand mechanics.

DIY Building Block STEM Drone ($9.99, 61 Percent Off)

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If you’ve got somebody who loves flying objects, be they aliens or planes, this drone will teach them aerodynamics from the ground up. It even comes with handy step-by-step instructions.

3D DIY World Globe Scratch Map ($24.99, 31 Percent Off)

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A STEM career can take you around the world, and you can scratch off the countries you’ve been to. It’s also a good way to begin thinking about design, as building the globe is designed to get kids thinking in three dimensions.