Win a collection of Hexbug Nano goodies
BY MARK, MENSWEAR, HOME & ELECTRICALS EDITOR ON 23 SEP 2013 09:32 COMPETITIONSCOMMENTS
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
The next generation of incredible Hexbug Nano V2 has arrived!
They climb up and back down and even run on their backs, defying gravity at every turn. You can connect the habitats your way, so the higher you build the higher they climb.
The HEXBUG Nano is a tiny, collectible, micro robotic creature that uses the physics of vibration to propel forward and explore its environment. Powered by a tiny motor, and 12 fixed, angular legs, the industrious critter traverses the ground beneath it and quickly navigates through the most complex mazes.
These stunning toys can be yours. All you have to do is enter your details into the box below and cross your fingers.
If you’re our lucky winner, you will receive (deep breath): Nano V2, Nano Orbit, Nano V2 Infinity Loop, Nano V2 Helix 180, Nano V2 Watchtower and the Nano V2 Hurricane.
This brilliant competition is scheduled to begin on Monday, 23 September, 2013 and end on Monday, 7 October.
How it works. The motor inside the Nano rotates a counterweight that causes forces up and down. The down force causes the legs to bend and the Nano moves forward. The up force causes the creature to hop lifting the front legs off the ground and allowing the legs to unbend. This up and down movement repeats several hundred times per second causing the Nano to move forward. The Nano creature’s ability to flip over by itself is due to the rotating forces caused by the motor and the unique internal and external chassis design (and a little magic).