Meccano MeccaNoid G15
The Meccano Meccanoid G15 is a creatively built personal robot that uses highly advanced technology to capture and mimic your motions.
The robot comes with 6 motors and over 600 pieces that allow you to construct a real working, talking and moving 2 feet robot with sense of humor and full of personality that is capable of reacting to your instructions and even repeating the movements.
Four of the six motors are smart servos that remember your moves and localized in the arms while the other two motors are to drive the feet. The G15 robot by Meccano has LED eyes that support over 500 colors and 8-channel micro controller with 64MB flash memory. You can also update the firmware through USB.
The MeccaNoid G15 also comes with over 1000 pre-programmed phrases that range from jokes to fun facts and questions. The robot also comes with pre-programmed highly interactive features that include exercise, Kung Fu, Dance and High-Five modes.
The robot is built with high-impact polycarbonate plates and can interact with iOS and Android compatible devices through Bluetooth. It also offers up to 12 different autonomous personalities and interactivity modes. The robot is powered by 4 C-cell alkaline batteries.
What are the main features of MeccaNoid G15?
- Voice recognition
- Learned Intelligent Movement (LIM) and Motion Capture
- Multiple Builds
- Ragdoll Avatar
Let’s take a closer look
Voice recognition feature enables the G15 MeccaNoid to respond to the various pre-programmed voice commands and user-recorded voice commands. You can record unlimited voice commands and the robot will recognize them. The robot recognizes thousands of phrases, know fun facts, can tell jokes, start conversations, remember names, birthdays and even play games.
Learned Intelligent Movement (LIM) and Motion Capture
This feature allows the robot to capture movements and sounds and then play them with only a push of a button. For example, you can turn the robot head side to side, move its arms up and down and then set it to replay the same motions and the robot will do the same. The robot also has a functional smartphone camera mounted on its chest that enables it to capture your motions and then mimic the movements.
The system lets you build in multiple ways. You can choose to rebuild the robot as a dog, dinosaur or anything else that you may think of. The unit contains 1 Meccabrain, 2-rear wheel assembly, 4 Servos, 1 LED Module, 2 motor gearboxes and 600 parts that you can use to build your imagination.
The Ragdoll Avatar feature enables the robot to interact with your Android or iOS smartphone through Bluetooth. You can download the free Meccano G15 app from Appstore or Google Play. Once you download the app, you can swipe the on-screen Rag Doll avatar with your finger to make the robot turn, twist or move away.
Is Meccano MeccaNoid G15 a good choice for my child?
Programming the G15 is easy and intuitive. Your child does not need any special skills to program the system. It is also easy to assemble any character as the unit will guide your child through the process once the batteries are connected. However, it is important to note that there is a risk of choking. It is not suitable to children under the age of 3 years.
What others think about G15 MeccaNoid
A verified Amazon buyer Andre Theberge describes the unit as beyond the expectations and real play value.
The Meccano G15 is a good buy for your child that is worth its price as it can help enhance the child’s creativity mainly because of the endless things that the child can construct from the system. Furthermore, the ability to record motions and play them makes it suitable to all children even those that are not technical.