Win a Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS, worth R5 000!

Date:17 December 2015 Tags:, , ,

Meccanoid, designed by Meccano, is specifically developed for children aged 10 and up who are motivated by the challenge of making, creating and discovery. It’s what you’d expect from Meccano, which is all about developing gadgets that showcase real-life engineering, technology, tools, and materials to build, create, and stretch kids’ imaginations while allowing them to learn while having fun. Highly educational, Meccano models toys instil creativity and durable skill.

Meccanoid G15 is your personal robot friend, which you get to build using the latest Meccano parts. Meccanoid comes with user-friendly instructions showing clear constructional and tool tips. It’s made using ergonomic and modular tools, hi-tech fabrics and electric motors.

Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS: the details

  • Stands 1,2 metres tall.
  • Pre-programmed with 1 000 phrases and voice recognition to make your personal robot more like your best friend!
  • Download the free app from Google Play or AppStore. (Works with iOS and Android.)
  • The Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot is for ages 10 and up.
  • Lifelike articulated limbs powered by 10 motors for realistic movement.
  • Includes 1 223 parts, 1 AC/DC wall mount charger, 1 rechargeable 1800 mAh NiMH battery, 1 Meccabrain, 1 LED module, 2 hand tools, 8 servos, 2 rear wheel assemblies, 2 motors.


Meccanoid is available at select toy stores and retailers nationwide.

To find out more, click on the Prima Toys Facebook link:

To enter, answer the following question: How many motors are used to power the lifelike articulated limbs?

Competition closing date: 31 January 2016. We will draw the winner(s) by 08 February 2016.

Competition rules: 1. Entry is open to anyone except employees (and their immediate families) of RamsayMedia and associated agencies. 2. Only one online entry per person. 3. Competition runs until 31 January 2016. 4. We will draw the winner(s) by 08 February 2016. 5. The prize is not redeemable for cash. 6. Prizes not claimed within 3 months will be forfeited. 7. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 8. Regrettably, only South African residents are eligible for prizes. 9. By entering this competition, you agree to receive future correspondence from Popular Mechanics. You can opt out at any stage by: Sending an e-mail containing the relevant details with the subject line “opt out” to; or using the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of e-mail corrospondence. 10. For the complete set of competition rules, click here.

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