We have put considerable effort into identifying and testing the best technology available for building computer-controlled models with K'NEX.
As a result, we offer two exciting devices:
♦ Learn & Go providing simple control of K'NEX models, via its own internal computer
♦ Flowgo providing sophisticated control of K'NEX models, via Go software running on a standard Desktop or Laptop computer
We also offer a range of accessories for use with Learn & Go and/or FlowGo, as shown below. Please click on any image to view more details.
Learn & Go is a neat, cost-effective device that allows you to control up to 2 K'NEX control motors.
Children as young as 6 can use Learn & Go to record and then play back a simple sequence of motor commands, such as "motor 1 clockwise" and "motor 2 anticlockwise", in a K'NEX model such as a Theme Park ride.
From age 8, children can then build and program more sophisticated K'NEX models, such as the Dancing Robot.
If you buy your Learn & Go from us, it is supplied with a battery holder, which requires 4 x C batteries (not supplied). The battery holder is strongly recommended if you plan to use your Learn & Go with K'NEX control motors. View more info...
This is a useful "control motor" version of the 92875 Tethered battery motor.
The motor can be programmed to go forwards or backwards via computer control devices such as Learn & Go or FlowGo.
The unit comprises a 6v motor in a clear case linked to a tethered lead, which terminates in 2 x 4mm plugs to connect the motor to the computer control device. View more info...
FlowGo is an exciting computer control interface, which can be used to control motors, lights and sensors in K'NEX models, giving learners an insight into systems and how they are created and controlled. Download Flowgo manual
The following 4mm Input/Output sockets are included:
♦ 6 Output sockets for 6v bulbs, buzzers, LEDs etc. ♦ 2 Motor Outputs to run K'NEX control motors forwards and backwards and at varying speeds ♦ 4 Inputs for switches
Two Analogue Inputs are also provided via 3.5mm jack sockets, for temperature and light sensors, if required.
Flowgo requires software for operation, such as the Go Control software featured opposite. View more info...
Site Licence for Go (£65/78)
Go Control is an easy-to-use flowchart-style computer program that offers:
♦ real control using FlowGo to bring K'NEX models to life, and
♦ virtual control using ACEs (Animated Control Environments)
In addition, Go Control shows a text explanation of the flowchart program to help understanding.