Robo-Vehicle Builder Bot

The Capsela Robo-Vehicle Builder kit stems from 2003 when Capsela was working with Scholastic in branding and Toys-R-Us on distribution. It has 47 pieces, which is more limited than the Capsela 1000 kit. I find the fewer the pieces, the limited combination they can be put together. With this kit, adding Crickit is just as easy as with the larger system - they have essentially the same motor and gear system. And they do come in colors :-)

Construction

With only four capsules, the configurations cannot be too big. I really wanted to use the chain drive though. I have built a handheld unit which gears down the motor and then has the torque to drive the chain and to spin a propeller type piece. 

Code

You can use the same MakeCode used in the CapselaBot 1000 build with this project. This allows you fine motor control, changes of direction, and rainbow colors.

This guide was first published on Jun 20, 2018. It was last updated on Jun 20, 2018. This page (Robo-Vehicle Builder Bot) was last updated on Aug 06, 2019.