OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot Kit Review

OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot

  • Can be transformed into 14 different robot modes
  • Provides unique accessories and parts that make a robot move on land or water or both
  • All of the 14 robots are powered by the sun and move in direct sunlight, so no batteries are required
  • Teach green technology and renewable energy sources besides robotics
  • Two levels of building skills required so the beginner and experienced robot builder will be equally engaged


Recommended age: 8+.




OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot Kit can be transformed into 14 different robot modes that include a multitude of comical and functional movements. Easily change from a wagging-tail dog to a running beetle to a walking crab to a zombie chaser and more. This robot kit for beginners is fun to build and provide enough challenge to keep kids interests. The kit provides unique accessories and parts that make a robot move on land or water or both. All the 14-in-1 robots are powered by the sun and move in direct sunlight, so no batteries required. It is a great product to teach kids green technologies and renewable energy sources besides robotics. If it’s cloudy, you can get a table lamp or a powerful flashlight and direct the light from it right at the battery instead of direct sunlight. Only one robot can be built at a time though. The head and the body are the centerpieces for each robot and there is only one head and one body supplied. The robot kit has lots of small pieces. But OWI Robotics has a uncommon awesome feature. They come with baggies labeled with pictures to ensure you what piece is which.

There are two levels in building robot version in OWI solar robot kit. Level One includes: Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, Boat-bot, Walker-bot, Dog-bot and Wheel-bot. After children explore entry level designs, they can challenge their manipulative skills with Level Two projects: Roly Poly-bot, Auto-bot, Slither-bot, Surf-bot, Zombie-bot, Crab-bot and Row-bot. Additional features include: adjustable polarity on the solar panel to change direction of motor rotation, retractable robot head which can be quickly stored in the upper body, the robot head can be installed in the front, top or rear of the gearbox and transparent housing to see the movements of the gears.