You can see how LARGE the VEX Robotics Spider is just by how I have to hold it in my hand! It walks and acts just like a regular Hexbug Spider, perhaps a touch slower but definitely cooler since you can build it yourself! The VEX Robotics products range in price from $49.99+ to $149.99 for the whole kit to make all 4 of them (biggest bang for your buck but you can only build one at a time)! Although this is a short low light Instagram video here’s a quick clip of our first use of the Spider in action:
I recently bought a Hexbug Spider after . The thing which impressed me was the unique directional control. The spider changes direction without turning by changing the leg sequencing and uses just 2 motors. It's based on work done by , (although he is not credited by Hexbug) and comes with IR control - rotate left / right, move forward / backwards. Build quality is really good and it comes apart with a single screw for the 'carapace' and three more to get to the circuit board. The next set of screws gets to the heart of the mechanics, but I didn't want to risk disconnecting something so haven't gone further.
The HEXBUG Battle Spider Battle Ground retails for $69.99, but is . You can also just buy the Battle Spiders without the fortress and walls. They are from $54.99.
Now they have the HEXBUG Spider XL. It’s a larger version of a HEXBUG. In fact it’s about the size of a Honeydew or Cantaloupe. It’s about 65% larger than the Original HEXBUG Spider