OWI Robot Kits


Rockit Robot

Model: OWI-7769
(Sound/Touch Sensor)

OWI introduces their award winning Beginner Series of educational electronic robot and science kits. RocKit Robot! The RocKit Robot evolves as a spunky little robot that you can build. Explore the fundamentals of robotics with this informative and entertaining robot kit. Appropriate for ages 10 and up, RocKit Robot is an intelligent robot with a touch/sound sensor. If it comes in contact with an object or hears a loud noise (such as hands clapping), RocKit Robot automatically reverses, then turns left before embarking on a new course. RocKit Robot is lots of fun from the moment it arrives. Requiring only basic hand tools, it contains step-by-step instructions, pre-assembled printed circuit board, condenser microphone, and an easy-to-assemble mechanical drive system. It's an ideal gift for the educator, hobbyist or budding scientist.

Soccer Pro

Model: OWI-9850
(Wired Control)

There will be many hours scoring goals on the living room coffee table with SOCCER ROBOT. SOCCER ROBOT has six operational kicking mechanisms and includes a control box and ball. It runs forward, backward, turns left or right, and executes 360 degree turns. It will even help develop your hand/eye coordination skills.

Assembled Electronic Printed Circuit Board. Movement: 6 legs drive by 2 DC motors in a crank motion. Control: wire remote "AA" x 4 each (not included)


OWI-9820: Soccer Jr.             

Sumo Robot

Model: OWI-9647
(Infrared Sensor)

Now OWIKIT brings the Sumo tradition to your home. The super warrior, SUMO ROBOT, can be controlled to assail and overpower its opponent or retreat to prepare for battle. An infrared sensor beam is emitted when detecting an opponent. Upon detection, it instructs the brain of SUMO to "charge," thereby creating a bona fide wrestling match!

Movement: 2 tractor style wheels powered by 1 DC motor. Control: Infrared sensor/detectable range: approx. 350mm (max.). "AA" x 2 each (electronic circuit), "AA" x 2 each (mechanical) (not included)

Moon Walker II

Model: MV-979
(LIght & Sound Sensor)

Moon Walker II begins to walk when it detects a change in light intensity or sound commands, and continues its four-legged voyage until instructed by an internal timer to stop.
This kit presents an engaging opportunity to learn about some of the mechanics, operation and history of robots. When assembled, this robot uses a phototransistor to sense changes in light (such as turning on a lamp) and a condenser microphone to sense changes in sound (such as clapping). It converts those stimuli into electrical signals to power a motor, and the robot walks forward for a preset time. When it stops, affecting another change in area light or sound may activate it again. The sensors may be adjusted for different sensitivity levels. Printed circuit board pre-assembled. "AA" x 1 (not included).

OWI-979K: (PCB Unassembled) - Soldering Required

Spider III

Model: OWI-9727
(Infrared Beam)

With its radical walking style, this intelligent robot avoids interference by emitting an infrared beam which detects obstacles in its path. It then sends command signals in the form of electronic pulses to alter the rotating direction of its motor to evade these obstacles. Printed circuit board pre-assembled.

2 each "AA" batteries, 1 9V battery (not included).

OWI-972K (PCB Unassembled). Soldering Required

Hyper Line Tracker

Model: OWI-9737
(Infrared Sensor)

This cyber bug possesses a sonic tracking system, and is fortified with a multitude of sensors: photo transistors to detect a black line, tracking memory to memorize its last track of the black line, and two red LEDs that to tell you which side of the light sensor is activated.

Hyper Line Tracker follows a designed course. By using an infrared emitter, light sensor circuitry, and tracking memory, it demonstrates how robots "see" a pathaway. Make a path with a black felt tip or black tape and watch how infrared sensors enable the robot's motors to make course corrections. Printed circuit board pre-assembled. "AA" x 4 each (not included).

OWI-973K: (PCB Unassembled) - Soldering Required

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Turbo 2000

Model: OWI-6567
(Optional Solar Power)

This OWIKIT explores propulsion principles and includes mini-construction projects that teach the basic principles of electricity and solar energy (optional).

Put the pedal to the metal and be amazed with this lightning fast speedster. You'll be blown away by its serious air propeller and its direct motor drive for "speed" - or by its "power/torque" when down shifting. The solar panel (sold separately) is juiced with a 1.4V, 350mA source of pure power. For the educationally-minded guardians, this fire plug kit includes mini-construction projects that teach basic principles of electricity and solar energy (optional). "AA" x 2 each (not included).

Knight Invader

Model: OWI-6577
(Solar Power)

Knight Invader is a super race car that includes mini-construction projects, teaches the basic principles of electricity, and demonstrates three different modes of propulsion.

This sleek super racer has it all and a little more. KNIGHT INVADER can blow a fierce force of air to propel it off the starting line and challenges any contender to try and keep up with it when changed into direct motor drive. When on a mission, KNIGHT INVADER can secretly change its transportation mode to solar power (sold separately). "AA" x 2 each (not included)

Solar Car

Model: OWI-685
(Triple Action)

Sleek, powerful, unearthly, and vry cool...this futuristic solar car is an exciting way to demonstrate the use of alternative energy. It features an aerodynamic sports car shell design, a 4-wheel chassis, a powerful 1.4V, 350mA solar cell (included) and a transparent plastic body that can be painted or left clear to display the car's inner mechanical construction. The steerable front axle, rear wheel and adjustable (directional/angle) solar panel mount are all independent parts, allowing for separate solar projects. The Triple Action Solar Car Kit is also available: (1) The two-way battery source allows for battery or solar power; (2) the kit design is an aerodynamic racer or tractor; and (3) it features a multi-speed transmission. "AA" x 1 pc. (not included).

Computer Interfaces

(PC Interface & Software for WAO II or WAO G)

Connects to an IBM compatible computer's parallel port; download routines from BASIC programs. Eliminates repetitive code entry.

WIIAP - Apple II Kit also available

(Interface & Software for Robotic Arm Trainer)

Features programming, saving, editing, and downloading capabilities. Computer or manual control. System Requirements DOS: PC 386 (or better), parallel port, DOS 4.2 (or higher), 2MB RAM min., and 300k hard disk free space. System Requirements for Windows: Windows compatible mouse, Windows 95 or 98, 4MB RAM min., 4MB hard disk free space.

WIIAP - Apple II Kit also available

Elementary Technology Curriculum

Model: MV-ELEM
(Beginner Experience Series Only)

A "teacher-friendly" learning guide about robotics and/or electrical technology that provides activities, concepts, and research assignments. Over 30-page curriculum.


Model: MV-RETC

A complete teacher resource written by teachers for student experimentation with all OWIKIT robots (except 007 Arm)! Capture students interest in simple and advanced robotics. Over 110 pages long, complete with answer keys, appendix and teacher guides.

Robotics Technology Curriculum for Robotic Arm Trainer

Model: RTC-007

This curriculum combines reproducible, printed student activities for OWI's Robotic Arm Trainer with PC/Mac computer Concepts of Robotics in Worldwide Web format. Includes software and over 25 pages.

Societal Impacts of Computerization TechKit

Model: OWI-SIC

A must for grades 6-12 computer teachers who try to help their computer students understand value conflicts and ethical choices associated with electronics communicaton. Over 40 pages and 1 diskette that is PC/PowerMac compatible.

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Amphibious Solar Vehicle

Model: OWI-688
(Solar Power)

This kit introduces the fundamentals of solar power through hands-on experiments. The sun or any intense mobile light can power the solar battery (included). A multiple function switch (solar [1.4V, 350mA] or battery) allows this kit to be energized day or night, indoors or outdoors. The user can explore different types of energy and energy conversion with this land and water vehicle. Learn what materials solar batteries are made from and the characteristics of solar batteries, advantages, and disadvantages of solar power.

Solar Battery

Model: OWI-608
(Solar Power)

Have fun in the sun with our safe, encapsulated mini-solar panel. This sturdy panel will endure handling wihtout breakage or cell damage traditionally associated with solar cells. Create various experiments by exposing and positioning the panel at the energy source. Intended for use to familiarize students or hobbyists with fundamental silicon solar cell principles, and practical applications of solar cels. Mounting bracket not included

Current: 350 mA. Voltage: 1.4V. Compatible with: OWI-654, OWI-655, OWI-6567, OWI-6577.

Robotic Arm Trainer

Model: OWI-007
(Wired Control)

The Robotic Arm Trainer teaches the basic robotic sensing and locomotion principles while testing your motor skills as you build and control the arm. You can command this unit with its five switch wired controller with lights to grab, release, lift, lower, rotate wrist, and pivot sideways 350 degrees. After assembly, observe the dynamics of gear mechanisms through the transparent arm. Five motors and five joints allow for flexibility and fun! For educators and home schoolers, you'll find the robotics technology curriculum and personal computer interface useful tools. "D" batteries x 4 each (not included).

IBM PC Interface - (007-IBM) -- Curriculum - (007-RTC)


Model: OWI-9742
(Sound Sensor)

COMET is quick to respond and scurries speedily on command. A condenser microphone and a printed circuit board control this OWIKIT. Each time its sound sensor hears your command it reacts. COMET possesses three radical features: sequential commands, random control, and drawing capabilities. The two-wheeled mechanical marvel can be controlled in its sequential mode. Clap your hands or make any loud sound to control It. For each sound COMET will begin a new action. The sequence of commands are Forward, Stop, Spin Clockwise, and Stop. Random control allows COMET to make its own decisions. Drop a marking pen in COMET's pen holder, and commend it to draw. "AA" batteries x 2 each (not included)


Model: MV-961

WAO II is an intelligent robot with a four-bit micro-computer. Through its 26 keys, you can input a motion program. There are 8 movement command keys, 4 program keys, and 3 demonstration keys. WAO II also has a pen mechanism in the middle of its body which allows it to draw simple letters and designs. Assmebled Printed Circuit Board Movement: Programmable through keyboard or personal computer by utilizing an optional itnerface (sold separately). "AA" x 3 each, 9V x 1 each (not included).

IBM PC Interface - (WII-IBM) -- Apple II Interface - (WII-AP)
OWI-981 K (PCB Unassembled) - Soldering Required


Model: MV-968
(Limited Edition)

By building and programming WAO G, you can set up membership functions and team basic logic control principles. Also, WAO G can draw straight lines, circles, and even words by putting a pen into its penholder. The keyboard consists of 26 switches, which are used to input a series of commands. There are 8 movement command keys, 4 program keys, and 3 demonstration keys. "AA" x 3 each, 9V x 1 each (not included).

Limited Edition IBM PC Interface -
OWI-961K (PCB Unassembled) - Soldering Required

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Model: OWI-209K
(Beginner Soldering)

Beamster is a new Beginner Soldering Series kit requiring only a soldering iron and a few tools to create a multi-functional flashlight. BEAMSTER is ideal for emergency or everyday use aboard a boat, during camping, or while at a scout meeting. Activating the light is as easy as adjusting the four position slide switch: Beam or halogen light, fluorescent lamp (full power), fluorescent lamp (energy saving power), or off. It also features a 90-degree adjustable halogen light head, and a magnet on the back so you can mount it in a hands-free position.


Power: "AA" x 4 each (not included)

Fluorescent Tube: U tube 5W

Bulb: Halogen Bulb 5.2V - 0.5A

Dimensions: 180mm x 54mm x 36mm

AM Radio

Model: OWI-215K
(Beginner Soldering)

Make it, then listen to your favorite radio station and appreciate your accomplishment. Students and hobbyists place electronic components and learn basic principles of radio wave technology and soldering skills with this hands-on AM RADIO circuit board kit. Place your components/resistors, condensers, and integrated circuits together, then solder them on a functional circuit and voila!, an AM RADIO!


Control: 2 AM radio frequencies, 535kHz-1605kHz

Power Source; "AA" x 2 each batteries (not included)

Dimensions: 235mm x 80mm x 240mm

Jungle Robot

Model: OWI-9870
(Sound Sensor)

Jungle Robot traverses "hand over hand" like an orangutan or walks on the ground like a gorilla. Amaze and surprise your friends with its ape-like animation. A condenser microphone and printed circuit board controls your multi-function friend. When you think jungle robot is asleep, just cry "Wake UP!" Your robot will immediately start climbint or walking for a pre-set time and reset itself waiting for another command.

"AA" x 1 each battery (not included)

Selectable Gear Box

Model: OWI-GB25
(One Touch Selector)

A great Science Fair project item! If you need speed variations, then look no further. Drive pulleys, cars, wheels, or fans with high torque or speed. Adjustable mounting brackets allow for flexibility in project application. With one touch of the slide switch, three gear ratios are possible: 6.8:1, 45.97:1, 310.74:1 or 17.68:1, 119.52:1, 807.93:1.

Motor Performance at maximum efficienty

Voltage: 1.5 - 3.0;

Speed: 6,992 RPM.

Current: 0.663A.

Voltage: 6.02GCM 0.591MNM

Dimensions: 60mm x 25 mm x 35mm. Weight 143g.

"AA" x 1 each battery (not included)

Teacher Training Guide

Model: OWI-TTG

This Guide will provide information necessary for willing educators to gain working background knowledge in order to successfully and comfortably implement the integration of Robotics Technology into existing curriculum and content. Explore robot fundamentals including the history of robots, types of robots and their practical applications. Become familiar with the basic electronics and mechanical aspects of beginning robotics that will add to your knowledge base and help you to confidently deliver this information to your students. Indulge in the principle of basic programming applications necessary to manipulate specific OWIKITS. Use this as a stepping stone to move to other aspects of robotic technology. Use the sample lesson plans or develop your own to fit the needs of your program. This teacher-training guide may be used for professional development to:

Integrate Robotics into existing curriculums/content areas

Develop new robotics programs in local schools

Offer enhancement to existing science and technology camps

Develop new Robotics Technology summer camps


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