Know a child who loves technology? You’re in luck because the Wicked Uncle Elves have put together this list of the top tech gifts for kids! Whether you’re looking for a robot, an engineering kit or awesome machines, we’ve got all the best STEM gadgets. Can’t be there in person? We can gift wrap toys and send them direct!
Harness the power of the sun
Can you build a functioning robot without batteries, glue or screws for assembly? You can with this awesome kit! Just use the easy-to-connect pieces to create four different solar-powered robotic designs. Choose from a regular robot, a t-rex, a beetle or a drill vehicle. All four feature solar-powered moving parts: walking legs, moving wheels or opening jaws. A brilliant introduction to robotics!
More interested in water power than solar power? Try this mechanical masterpiece! Assemble the pieces to build a robotic arm and take a closer look at how hydraulic power works. Control the levers to manoeuvre the arm through six awesome axes of movement. Use the gripper to lift objects weighing up to 50 grams, or try to the sucker cup attachment to elevate items with smooth surfaces. Endless engineering possibilities!
An adorable little bot
With this colourful kit, kids can build an adorable little friend who can walk, follow and interact with people. Follow the easy instructions, and in just one to two hours, you’ll bring Tobbie to life. Tobbie walks on six legs, and he’ll follow anyone who closely approaches him or roam using his infrared sensors to avoid bumping into anything. With silly sounds and LED eyes, Tobbie is a totally lovable techie!
One kit, a dozen possibilities
This construction kit combines solar and hydraulic power for loads of fun. Use the pieces to build twelve different mechanical models of machines and animals, each featuring a unique move. Try making a snapping crocodile, a running ostrich or a digging excavator. Each model is powered entirely by sun and water, so there are no batteries required! Brilliant!
Fun with physics
For budding engineers, this kit provides a fantastic introduction to physics. Learn all about force, motion and energy by conducting five awesome experiments. The illustrated, 28-page manual will guide you through each construction process. Build a rubber band-powered race car, a catapult, a wind mobile and more!