Japan has a long history of robotic automaton, such as the Karakuri Ningyo puppet. Now comes the Digi-Robo 01, a minimalist, build-it-yourself wooden robot for model and programming enthusiasts. You can spend a happy hour putting together this simple but satisfying robot set, and then use and customize the discs to make it move in different patterns.
Part of Gakken's "Otona no Kagaku" series of "adult science" models, by adding a pen you can even program the Digi Robot to draw and write things. If you are a fan of programming and back-to-basics engineering then you will love getting your hands on this fun and fulfilling kit.
The Otona no Kagaku Wooden Digi Robot 01 Kit features: