The kit is amazing and has all the parts for a Bionics enthusiast and is easy enough to understand for any beginner. The fish assembly with the perfectly engineered flexible tail and fins makes it one of the best products in the market to learn the wavelike movement for aquatic robots. Every part, like the custom board with Wifi capabilities and battery slots, the motors, zip-ties, etc., have their own particular designed slot so it makes it really easy for mounting them. The larger zip-ties are pretty standard, so if you ever run out it'll be pretty easy to source them at the nearest hardware shop. Out of the 4 servos in the kit, the smallest one is designed specially for the water based application and that was pretty easy to figure out.
From an experienced maker's point of view, this is pretty easy to work with, but for teachers and students, it would be beneficial to have an assembly manual or some basic instructions included with the kit or text inside the bod mentioning that instructions can be found on the Bionic Robots page of https://www.bionics4education.com The cardboard casing is pretty solid and should survive shipping to most places with a good courier service like DHL or Fedex.
The instructions on the website are pretty thorough and easy to follow. The file downloads are grouped together on a separate pop-up of the website which is good.
The assembly is pretty straight forward on the website, but could include more details of the products not included in the kit, like the type of foam required or the type of sheet needed for the elephant trunk distance plates or the aesthetics of fish/chameleon. The fish design doesn't need any major external product besides what is in the kit, apart from a big water tank to let your fish roam free!
The design assembly is pretty easy to use, and with Arduino support, its also pretty easy to customize by following the instructions on https://www.bionics4education.com/repo/pdfs/microcontrollerreflash.pdf and writing your own code in the
If the 3D designs of the parts of the elephant trunk or fish/chameleon aesthetics were available in 3D format as well, they could be 3D printed and used over and over again without much wear-and-tear. For those who don't have access to 3D printers, the instructions on the website are more than sufficient.
This kit can definitely be a stepping stone towards learning bionics in schools and even colleges. Makers will definitely be excited to tinker with the code and come up with new designs of what else can be achieved with adding different hardware. It would also be beneficial to sell some of the parts individually when replacements are needed in the future for the servo horn, and other parts which may be constantly used.