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Xtrem Smart Bot Robot from Trends UK
Hey and welcome! How’s your week going? I’ve actually been at work, doing some keep in touch days. Not long now until I’m back. Today though we’re having fun and reviewing the Xtrem Smart Bot Robot from Trends. In a word, it’s awesome! At first the controller made me feel bit scared, and worried it would frustrate B, but once you’ve had a quick read through the instructions, it’s easy peasy!
What is the Xtrem Smart Bot?
The Xtrem Smart Bot is an interactive robot that stands around 10 inches tall. It moves, it dances, it makes hand gestures and the LED eyes even make facial expressions. If you have a child who is into robots then this is the perfect gift for you!
Getting Set Up
To charge your robot, use the USB cable included. You may want to do this before wrapping if you’re planning on giving this as a gift! We found it has a little bit of charge in it to play with though. But there’s nothing worse than waiting for things to charge on Christmas morning! The controller takes 2 AA batteries so make sure you have those to hand as well!
How Does the Smart Bot Work?
This very cool robot is operated by an infra-red remote control, or by using hand gestures. Yes, it responds to YOUR hand gestures. How cool is that?! And it’s easy to do – simply hold your hand up to the robots face and wave your hand left to right or vice versa for it to move in either direction.
With the controller, control your smart bot to walk, slide, move from side to side, and forwards or backwards. You can even ask him to dance. He makes lots of different robotic noises, and his face contains 18 LEDs which light up to reveal different facial expressions. The buttons on the controller are pretty self explanatory – as in there is a “dance” button or one to switch to hand gesture mode.
It looks a little daunting at first but once you have the hang of the buttons, it’s pretty easy. By using the remote control, you can actually program up to 50 consecutive actions. Hit go and your smart bot will do as it’s told.
Here you can see all the different buttons to control your robot, get him to speak, dance and move about.
Opportunities to Learn
This robot is a fantastic toy for any child wanting to have fun while learning. And it’s a great introduction to basic coding! I absolutely love STEM toys because they encourage children to explore the world of science, technology, robotics, engineering and maths. These types of toys make learning these subjects fun. When I was growing up in the 80s, we certainly didn’t have so many fun opportunities to explore and learn. I literally hated all science subjects at school. It’s a shame because as I’ve grown up, I realise how interesting they really are.
There are so many options for programming your Smart Bot which makes this toy pretty long lasting when it comes to playability. And once you get to grips with the 20 function remote, your child will be asking their robot to do all sorts of maneuvers around the house!
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Disclaimer: We were sent this toy for the purpose of this review. It’s a lot of fun and really easy to use. All opinions are our own!