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Crawling microbug

Velleman MK165: Crawling Microbug Electronic Kit

Velleman MK165

The Velleman MK165 Crawling Microbug (Electronic Project Kit –Soldering Required)

This bug-shaped robot is always searching for light. The LED eyes will tell you where it’s going next. The MK165 has adjustable speed and adjustable sensitivity settings for most light conditions. There are two different walk modes (Wig-Wag and Straight). Turn off the lights and it will power down. (Careful, don’t step on it!)


  • Power Requirements (2) AAA Batteries (Sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.5 x 2.0"


  • Two open chassis sub-miniature motors
  • Adjustable light-sensitivity suits almost any light condition and allows to control it's 'bug-like' behavior
  • Adjustable speed
  • Choose between two different walks
  • LED 'eyes' indicate driving direction
  • Stops in total darkness

Additional Information

Difficulty Level 2


Assembly manual

Info Sheets

Overview of Velleman modules that are equal to D.I.Y Kits
This sheet is useful when you want to know which modules you could find in the do-it-yourself range of Velleman Kits and minikits.

 Warning: this product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product