Best Robo kit for 10 yr.old??

Just wanted to know what the best Robot kit would be for my 10 yr. old son. Can someone please direct me in the right direction? After seeing a Robot
compition at the Science Centre, my son has become fascinated with Robots.
Thanks,
Zantino
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zantino wrote:

People will have a lot of suggestions, but this question can't be answered unless you provide some idea of the price bracket you're looking at. Under $50, $50-100, $100-200, more? There are just too many kits, and too many levels -- even for a 10 year old -- to answer this question without refining the criteria.
-- Gordon Author: Constructing Robot Bases (Forthcoming) Robot Builder's Sourcebook, Robot Builder's Bonanza
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ide recommend the lego mindstorms range as it is something that many kids already have skills in (lego) with a range of wat can become complex robotics as well if u choose for it to be.

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If your son has never done any computer programming and is a newbie to simple mechanical machines (e.g. worm gears, gear ratios) then consider the introduction Lego Mindstorm series like the "Discovery" kit. Another way would be to send your son to a summer camps that teach robotics. Exposure to others with the same interest would probably be helpful.
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Thanks for the input....

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For a really cheap start - beam robots
For something that reusable multiple times, will allow him to redesign as many times as he wants Lego robots - lego mindstorms. If he already has lego he can use it with the mindstorm kits.
Probably worth your while finding out if there is a local robotics club near you.
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