Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Gakken Mechamo Inchworm

Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Gakken Mechamo Inchworm

We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s giveaway is for a Gakken Mechamo Inchworm Kit (a $69.99 value.) Here is what Tyler Bennett of Cary, N.C. had to say about it in the issue:

“This kit was a lot of fun for me as well as my 11- and 12-year-old grandkids. The kids put the kit together (with me looking over their shoulders) in around two hours and then we all enjoyed running it around on the floor.”

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter). Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!

1,336 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Gakken Mechamo Inchworm

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love these Gakken kits!

  2. Blair R says:


  3. Blair R says:

    nope, darn.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Good effort though!!  ;-)

  4. Mr. Glass says:


  5. Anonymous says:

    Give me?

  6. Steven Dedloff says:


  7. Anonymous says:

    Let me just check to make sure I haven’t already won


    I’m due.

  8. Creators Pixels says:

    ooohh….my kids would love this!!  You guys are awesome!

  9. Anonymous says:

    only  fww days left and no wins yet….

  10. Abel Undercity says:

    Worming in a comment in the hope of winning. :)

  11. Robert Mohler says:

    What would I do with this?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Inchworm, inchworm 
    Measuring the marigold 
    You and your arithmatic 
    You’ll probably go far 

  13. Andrea says:

    Inch worm, Inch worm.

  14. Bill Kronholm says:

    Yes, please!

  15. Adam R. Hughes says:


  16. Sheila says:

    Is it terrible that I want to win this for my cat?

  17. J. Smith says:

    If it creeps, I want it.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to try making this…

  19. Jeff Hanson says:

    Will I ever win?

  20. Jon says:

    I love swimin’ with bow legged women

  21. Barclay Osborn says:

    this will drive my dog nuts.  must have!

  22. Karen Hart Moore says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  23. John Snyder says:

    Hey, what a great idea for a giveaway. Gakken 
    I’d have a great time shamelessly promoting Make Magazine.

    Oh, wait. I already do that for no remuneration at all. argh.

    Okay, pick me anyway!

    Happy Holidays.

  24. Gudrun 'Gudi' Thomassen says:

    Me please!

  25. Dan Smith says:

    I’d love to win this.  Just to be non-standard (a bit) I have a niece who would love building this with me.

  26. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Gakken Mechamo Inchworm Anonymous says:

    The itsy bitsy spider come crawlin’ towards me…

  27. Tom Pixley says:

    I’m in.

  28. Steven List says:

    Sweet Robot.

  29. Anonymous says:


  30. Jesse Moore says:

    I’m number 31, so  . . . pick me!

  31. adam thielsen says:

    creepy….i like it.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Sweet!  I want one!

  33. Austin Dixon says:


  34. Jon Robelia says:

    Cool Stuff, Batman.

  35. Irwin Bautista says:

    run forest run!

  36. yusviar luky tanzira says:

    make magazine make me become a maker that make something to persuade people to make up they make skill :D :D :D 

  37. Anonymous says:

    Pick me!

  38. Brian Gaut says:

    That thing just screams ‘industrial sexiness’

    Id love to win one

  39. John D Price III says:

    Looks interesting.

  40. Anonymous says:


  41. David Eckstein says:

    Sweet, I can imagine this crawling out from under the tree.

  42. David Carley says:


  43. Greg Araya says:

    I promise to use this to recover our downed drone.

  44. Clifford McGrew says:

    To cool

  45. Christian Carl Brink says:


  46. Anonymous says:


  47. Anonymous says:

    inchworms are cool.

  48. Rob Maxwell says:

    Running out of time….

  49. Chad Lovelace says:

    this looks cool!

  50. Guido Kudielka says:

    cool, thats missing under my xmas tree

  51. David Crowder says:

    Commented :)

  52. Michael Andrews says:

    yay robot

  53. AJ Lewis says:

    Reminds of of Erector sets

  54. yusviar luky tanzira says:

    make make make. make magazine make me to be a makerman that make something that help people to make up their make skill. :D :D :D
    ihope i get this one

  55. Kevin McHugh says:

    I could build it and my roommate could read the instructions!

  56. nibblet787 says:

    Go Go gadget, um, INCHWORM!

  57. Marc Schaefermeyer says:



  58. Anonymous says:

    gakken is so cool.

  59. Anonymous says:


  60. Sean Wager says:

    I couldn’t find dimensions, but this looks more like a 6-inch spider than a 1 inchworm.

  61. Jebadiah Moulton says:

    i want

  62. Jordan B says:

    will it make my coffee in the morning?

  63. Vrmithrax says:

    Ah, if I win this I can begin my robot army to take over the world!  Muahahahaha…  err, I mean “wow this would be cool to win, and I’d never do anything evil or megalomaniacal with it at all!”

  64. Chris Krueger says:


  65. Mr. Elemental says:

    oh yeah.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Yes please!

  67. Jordan Bridges says:


  68. Benjamin Bustard says:

    Yes please

  69. Anonymous says:

    It’s so cute!

  70. Eric Wegesin says:

    This thing just looks cool!

  71. Ktulu says:

    Very mechanical. I like it!

  72. Statler or Waldorf says:

    I could scare the crap out of my pets with this. Make it so.

  73. Anonymous says:

    looks neat

  74. David Cushing says:

     It’s me yet-again

  75. Kenneth Keen says:


  76. Sam Ewen says:


  77. Anonymous says:

    Keep on trying. My cats would love an inchworm.

  78. Bob Funk says:


  79. Anonymous says:

    Inchworm kit?  That’s new to me…lol.

  80. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chances for these great items.

  81. Anonymous says:


  82. mr_sparkle204 says:

    Looks like a fun project!

  83. Ryan Slaugh says:

    Id like to give that a try….

  84. The Doctor What says:

    Weird looking.

  85. John Kittelsrud says:

    Very nice, the Gakken stuff is great fun to build.

  86. Anonymous says:


  87. Joel Smith says:

    Robotic fun! Nice kit. 

  88. Martin Jameson says:

    This would be awesome to build with my daughter!

  89. Anonymous says:


  90. Anonymous says:

     Have to win this one for the kid.

  91. Sambit Acharya says:


  92. Stormy Gleason says:


  93. Jarrod Sears says:


  94. Andy Leach says:

    Oh boy more robots

  95. Richard Holmes says:

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  96. Valentin Ivanov says:

    Gakken kits are awesome. 

  97. Philip Lexow says:

    Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Gakken Mechamo Inchworm

  98. JD Wallace says:


  99. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a fun kit!

  100. Anonymous says:

    I’m running out of chances but not hope!

  101. Keith Nelson says:

    The thing is, the monkeys know what we’re doing. They act stupid, but they KNOW!

  102. Anonymous says:

    looks fun

  103. Radek Wierzbicki says:


  104. Joe Fontana says:

    if they don’t answer you, you should send it to me. =)

  105. James Jurack says:

    Looks fun.

  106. Ian Munger says:

    Wiggle wiggle wiggle dance

  107. Rory Santino says:

    looks like fun

  108. Wehaf Urchiken says:

    This looks more like a 12-inchworm. :)

  109. Anonymous says:


  110. Brian Blanton says:

    My kids just saw this and flipped. Keep us in mind.

  111. Gregory Aicklen says:

    Just what I need to corral the tarantulas!

  112. Brian Givens says:

    I’d love an inchworm!

  113. Anonymous says:

    This will creep out my kids.  Gotta get one!

  114. Keith says:

    Could be fun!

  115. Tod Stetson says:


  116. Luis Benavides says:

    For the kids! For JaxHax!

  117. Eric Wirick says:

    The kids would love it

  118. Thomas Harrell says:

    My 5 year old will love this… and he can put it together!

  119. Jacob Shepherd says:

    Moving erector set.

  120. Dale Hellwig says:

    Inching my way towards 2012.

  121. Dale Hellwig says:

    Inching my way towards 2012.

  122. Raymond Li says:

    Looks like a fun kit!

  123. Chip says:

    Let today be my day! 

  124. Duncan Domingue says:

    One step forward, two steps back.

  125. Gustavo Schweitzer says:

    Please, please I want the Gakken Mechamo Inchworm Kit!!!

  126. hawk535r says:


  127. James says:

    Hoping for this one as well.

  128. Anonymous says:

    this is aesthetically pleasing

  129. John T says:

    Very Nice

  130. Anonymous says:

    Yes, please!

  131. Anonymous says:

    Go inchworm go!

  132. Lance Pearson says:

    Awesome.  Hard to find decent kits these days

  133. Anonymous says:

    once again I try.

  134. Ann Monroe says:

    My daughter would so dig this.

  135. Anonymous says:

    Another way cool father-and-son project!

  136. Werther deGoethe says:

    Inch worm, Inch worm, inch
    all along the dappled branch,
    I hope I win this

  137. Matthew Scott says:


  138. Christopher Scoggin says:

    My son would love building this one

  139. Erik Mendoza says:


  140. Anonymous says:


  141. Tieg Zaharia says:

    inchworm! –> ⦦⦧⦦⦧⦦⦧

  142. Brian O'Neil says:

    Would a lame Haiku
    Increase my odds of winning
    A Mechano worm?

  143. Warrick Wilson says:

    Will this freak my cat out? I hope so…

  144. Scott Bowden says:

    Pick me!

  145. Tony Sharpe says:

    This would be fun to build

  146. Anonymous says:

    awesome kit!

  147. Glenn Parker says:

    MAKE | Crazed Holiday Kit-A-Day Giveaway!

  148. Kdog says:

    again, again

  149. Michael Ciuraru says:

    now to make that worm into a cylon worm!

  150. Stephen Piper says:


  151. Dave Keifer says:

    Give them an inch worm and they’ll take a Mechamo

  152. Jim S says:

    sure why not

  153. Anonymous says:

    I wonder what my cats would think of this.

  154. Doug Johnson says:

    What a fun kit…well, my dog may disagree, but I would like it.

  155. Mike Ransom says:

    I love walkers

  156. Tom Warin says:


  157. Kevin White says:

    Just got my kids a pair of these made of plastic. I’d love to have a larger one!

  158. Nick Heine says:

    This thing would look sweet on my desk!

  159. Anonymous says:

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a….. I have no idea… But it looks fun!

  160. MrRebeLs says:

    Will this become aware?

  161. Jesse Johnson says:

    I have no idea what it is, but I want one.

  162. Alex Gemkow says:


  163. Patrick Miller says:

    Pick me! 
    Pick me! 
    Pick me! 

  164. Anonymous says:

    The robot overlords demand that we all be given one of these.

  165. Christopher Williams says:

    Yes, I’d like one please

  166. Akshay Joshi says:

    The early bird catches the (inch)worm?

  167. Anonymous says:

    It’s no MakerBot, but still… pretty cool.

  168. Anonymous says:

    As my kids and I have outgrown the Erector Set, this looks like the right next step!

  169. Anonymous says:

    22 times entered with zero wins. :(

  170. Anonymous says:

    My 6 year old would love this..

  171. Kathy Tappan says:

    is there a metric version?

  172. George Suarez says:

    save the robots

  173. Matt Urich says:

    I’ll hold out for the centimeter worm.

  174. RainHailStorm says:

    must remain hopeful…

  175. Anonymous says:

    looks fun

  176. Andy Rawson says:

    Dr. Worm, Play the drums!

  177. Pär-Ola Nilsson says:


  178. Anonymous says:

    Gakken is Rokken

  179. T W says:

    This looks like great fun.  I might even let my kids help… :)

  180. Michael O'Crowley says:

    I always find it interesting how many comments each item is getting

  181. Anonymous says:

    looks like fun.

  182. Jason Hitesman says:

    Looks like fun!

  183. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun!

  184. Cory Poole says:

    I want one!

  185. Chris Aschliman says:


  186. Patrick Farrell says:

    this is interesting

  187. jgencinc says:

    looks like fun

  188. Scott Macias says:

    Fun for the kids, a learning experience for all!!!

  189. Colin Faulkingham says:


  190. Larry Garetto says:

    Metal inch worm ftw

  191. John Whitson says:

    I’m game!  Pick me!  Pick me!

  192. Morgan Turner says:

    Merry Christmas!

  193. Tim Pettigrew says:

    me me me

  194. Perpetual Mind says:

    Wow, this looks so cool.

  195. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me Please

  196. Harley Pebley says:


  197. douglas weiss says:

    looks cool

  198. Jeannie Arnold says:

    Comment. FTW!!

  199. Tom Heiman says:

    I would love this!!

  200. Anonymous says:


  201. Jeremy Lambert says:


  202. Brad Siegfreid says:

    Yes, please.

  203. Eric D. Chang says:


  204. Anonymous says:

    What on earth would I do with that contraption????

  205. Scott McCain says:

    Oh little worm, please inch your way into my heart (or my workshop, whichever is more convenient).

  206. Blake Miller says:


  207. Scott Mattingly says:


  208. Robert P says:

    A mechanical inchworm. It doesn’t really look like nchworm moving, but heck… if I win it I’ll be sure to have some fun with it!

  209. Jay Walsh says:

    Thanks kinda cool.  Hope I win

  210. Dave Kopecek says:

    Not sure exactly *why* I need this, but I’m pretty sure I do.

  211. Ryan says:

    Please and thanks!

  212. Anonymous says:

    Mechogodzilla here I come

  213. Anonymous says:


  214. Eric Gero says:


  215. Richard Bailey says:


  216. Richard Bailey says:

    Woot!  Sign me up!

  217. John Jetmore says:


  218. Sean Wager says:

    Looks more like a 6 inch spider than a 1 inch worm?

  219. Imre Polik says:


  220. James Hudson says:

    Inchworm cool

  221. Marc Pertron says:

    This sure is a nice kit !

  222. Anonymous says:


  223. Juli Fowler says:

    OK. Love Gakken kits!

  224. Mark Morton says:

    mech and elec all in one

  225. Kelly H says:


  226. michael polk says:

    my little boy (12 yo) would have a blast building this and then playing with it.

  227. Mark Hanford says:

    Nice!  I’ll take one!

  228. Thomas kaufmann says:


  229. Steve Jones says:

    Looks like a fun kit!

  230. Bram Lambrecht says:

    …measuring the marigolds…

  231. John Stachniewicz says:

    What a great gift!!

  232. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to hack this baby!

  233. Avi Aisenberg says:

    I would love to build this kit with my nephew.

  234. Bill Shocknesse says:

    Looks super fun!

  235. Kristine Lee Bradner says:

    another cool gift

  236. Roland Stolfa says:

    This looks like fun

  237. Matt Scheurer says:


  238. David Bousson says:


  239. Anonymous says:


  240. Liz Stambler Pasquini says:


  241. Patrick Tait says:

    If this becomes mine, I shall work on making it as creepy as possible. 

  242. Mike Douglas says:

    With this and a CO2 laser I will have something better than sharks with freakin’ lasers! (sharks are limited to water)

  243. Anonymous says:


  244. Eric Powers says:

    Creepy crawly.

  245. Tony Weiner says:

    inch by inch!!!

  246. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Gakken Mechamo Inchworm Anonymous says:


  247. Anonymous says:

    I, for one, welcome our new Mechamo Inchworm overlords!

  248. Robert Beatty says:


  249. Rob Nichols says:

    Pick me, please!

  250. G says:

    In the future, we’ll ride these things to work – on the days that our personal zeppelins are in the shop of course!

  251. Rodney Abke says:

    In like flin

  252. SHOWDOWN says:

    Thanks Make!

  253. Anonymous says:


  254. Anonymous says:

    Nice! Pick me!!

  255. Anonymous says:

    Creepy bugger. Still looks like fun though

  256. Don Wennick says:

    Oh yes, robotic cat taunting!

  257. Anonymous says:


  258. Eric Keaton says:

    I love these

  259. Kendall lui says:

    It’s  japanese… i think it has got to be cool.:)

  260. Al Dennis says:

    Please pick me! 

  261. Anonymous says:

    Give me an inch and I’ll take a mile.

  262. Anonymous says:

    This looks like fun

  263. Michael Bishop says:

    Looks like a great kit.

  264. Ryan Harrell says:

    Love it! Want one!

  265. Thomas Brun says:

    At last!!!  The final component to my doomsday device!!!


  266. Anonymous says:

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  267. Anonymous says:

    I’m hoping I win this one for my son.

  268. design lab says:

    I like it… I love it… I want it… plz!

  269. Erin Bartlett says:

    My son & I would love doing this together!

  270. Anonymous says:


  271. Jay Graves says:


  272. Techmonkey says:

    I really hope they weren’t talking about me winning and not responding :(

  273. Joshua Stoll says:

    kits are cool

  274. Bob McTasney says:

    This is a good one.

  275. Anonymous says:

    cool kit!

  276. Danny Zinck says:


  277. Anonymous says:

    Good looking kit.

  278. Mitch says:

    looks awesome!

  279. Zak Dutton says:


  280. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful I can use this kit to start my robot army!

  281. keith corcoran says:

    sure. this would be nice.

  282. DakotaE says:

    I wonder if this would be strong enough to be able to mount some sort of ultra-tiny wireless camera on it…

  283. spudman says:

    I promise to keep this inchworm away from my angry birds.

  284. Clint Farrell says:

    looks awesome

  285. Anonymous says:

    yes please.

  286. Craig LeBaron says:

    Cool kit!

  287. Anonymous says:

    OOO! OOO! Pick me!!!

  288. Eric Sherk says:

    looks fun!

  289. Vincent Chernesky says:

    Ready to win!

  290. Steve C says:

    Sign me up.

  291. Anonymous says:

    This looks interesting.

  292. Anonymous says:

    I’m not above begging if it helps. 

  293. Scott Nopp says:

    And this would be my third choice

  294. Anonymous says:

    Domo arigato Mr roboto

  295. Anonymous says:

    =O please pick meee

  296. Rob Colby says:

    I’m gonna call him Inchy and we’ll have magical adventures together.

  297. Nathan Kline says:

    Looks great

  298. Jeremy Logan says:

    Totally would put this on my desk at work.

  299. Roy Griffith says:

    cool, though it looks bigger than an inch.

  300. Ryan Kranz says:

    Awesome, would be fun to make with the Kids

  301. Rich de la Torre says:

    hi everybody!

  302. David Weier says:


  303. Keith Lehr says:

    Looks good. I’ll take one.

  304. Anonymous says:

    ooooo shiney

  305. Evan Burr says:

    cool, robots.

  306. Anonymous says:

    Japanese robots!  What could be better for Christmas?

  307. Brent Roady says:

    Looks like it’d be fun to cover in felt after you’ve constructed it. 

  308. Patrick Rich says:

    A bot that walks.

  309. David Compton says:

    Inch by inch, step by step

  310. Brett Jensen says:

    Looks cool. I’ll take one.

  311. Dan Costello says:

    LOVE the Gakken kits — they’re tricky and detailed and complicated, and once built they’re durable and really cool to look at.

  312. Anonymous says:

    Entry Please

  313. Anonymous says:

    Walk this way….

  314. Herbert Hoover says:

    ooh! creepy crawlie robots!

  315. Craig Bankston says:


  316. Jeremie Santos says:

    pick me

  317. bklnyc says:

    me please

  318. Kevin Taberski says:

    Erector Set meets Microcontroller – what’s not to like?

  319. Todd B says:

    gimme gimme

  320. Carol Abbott says:

    Pick me!!!!

  321. Anonymous says:

    raises hand!

  322. Dan Pollack says:

    interesting toy

  323. Anonymous says:


  324. James Todd says:


  325. krys evans says:

    looks neat

  326. Sam Schreiber says:


  327. Erik Dantes says:

    If it were mine, I think I would consider adding weaponry. I wonder how quiet it is…

  328. Mike Sawatzky says:

    time is just inching by…

  329. Anonymous says:

    niftyness.  That is all.

  330. Brandi says:

    Very cool.

  331. Anonymous says:


  332. Hap Durr says:

    It’s alive!!!!!!!

  333. Keith Schincke says:

    This can crawl into my gift basket. 

  334. Daniel Smith says:

    My nephew would love this.

  335. Nicholas Carter says:

    Slow and steady.

  336. Andy III says:

    Are your there futility, it’s me, Margaret.

  337. Vince Bohner says:


  338. Anonymous says:

    Inch worm inchworm how I want an inch worm

  339. Daniel Lamblin says:

    It’s much bigger than an Inchworm!

  340. Anonymous says:


  341. Glenn Rice says:

    me please!

  342. Anonymous says:

    It looks pretty interesting.

  343. Michael Black says:

    Want!  Must build!

  344. Sean Hathaway says:

    looks fun.

  345. Anonymous says:

    Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you’re my only hope.

  346. Kelly Jones says:

    Looks like fun!

  347. Jason Moore says:

    Give me one
    For my son;
    It’s so fun
    I hope I’ve won!

  348. Jess Hires says:


  349. Kevin Bennett says:

    This looks pretty cool for a family project.

  350. Marcus Hunsberger says:

    Looks pretty slick…

  351. Joe Kline says:

    Interesting kit. Kids should love it.

  352. Anonymous says:

    crawl! crawl!

  353. Anonymous says:

    For your consideration

  354. Michael Di Domenico says:

    winner winner

  355. Brad Parks says:

    Danny Kaye on the Muppets show back in the 70s sang “inchworm”

  356. Tyson Koger says:

    Looks like a fun project!

  357. Shane Byars says:

    Looks fun

  358. Terry Kremin says:

    Beat me too it, CBNathanael

  359. Anonymous says:


  360. Jay Doobie says:


  361. John Schuch says:

    Inchworm, great! To heck with those metric people. :-)

  362. Ben Zuniga says:

    I hate my self for not being here for the past 2 weeks

  363. Eric Andresen says:

    I wonder if I can supercharge it and make it a footworm?

  364. Anonymous says:

    Projects like this one really “BUG” me! :)

    Yippee!  My package from MakerShed showed up yesterday!! :D  The clear Arduino case is NICE!  Mmmm…Arduino Uno 3.0 goodness…

  365. Mike Camp says:

    I could have fun with this.

  366. Daniel Brannick says:


  367. Matthew Murphy says:

    add me

  368. Anonymous says:

    wonder if this would terrorize the dog?

  369. Joseph Kitchin says:

    hey, this is the same design as the hexbot inchworm

  370. Tim Hodges says:

    yo quiero taco bell

  371. Tavan Hendrick says:

    This is a great kit. At least I think it is. But I can’t say for sure until I get it.

  372. Anonymous says:

    Entry Please

  373. Adan Patino says:

    i like machines

  374. Anonymous says:


  375. Anonymous says:

    Maybe I can inch my way up to a win this time :D

  376. Anonymous says:

    Goodie Goodie Gakken

  377. Don Sticksel says:


  378. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been dreaming about this one for a long time

  379. harold jennett says:

    I will keep trying maybe this time

  380. Travis Burroughs says:

    that is an inch worm i can handle

  381. Addie says:

    Inch on!

  382. Benjamin Daniel says:


  383. Gabriel Bianconi says:


  384. Daniel Conley Paul III says:

    yes please!

  385. Ted Stauffer says:

    Sign me up!

  386. Bcook65 says:

    Just an inch?! Why not a foot? or a yard? Send it to me I will stretch it out..:D

  387. Anonymous says:


  388. jeffrey ambs says:

    Yes, please!

  389. Anonymous says:

    Inchworm where are you going.

  390. Leif Burrow says:

    hmm… how to make it recognize the dog and follow her around all day…

  391. Anonymous says:

    very cool

  392. Dan says:

    try, try again

  393. Stuart Broz says:

    A comment

  394. Rohit Wason says:

    Feeling lucky!!

  395. Anonymous says:

    Another Great kit I would love to have the Gakken Mechamo Inchworm kit

  396. James Robert Patrick says:


  397. Calvin Cheema says:

    I AM feeling lucky, and I counted, you definitely fired all six.

  398. Rob Sartin says:

    It’ll be like having an erector set that LIVES!!!!

  399. Anonymous says:

    enter me please

  400. Don Mechsner says:

    crossing fingers now

  401. Michael Chuah says:

    I would love to have this kit and hack it!

  402. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take it

  403. Anonymous says:

    I would like.

  404. Nathan Hunt says:

    I’m not sure I get the worm bit but I’m sure if I win it and look it over I will understand in time.

  405. jbr123 says:

    I think this would drive my cats insane. Not that I would notice.

  406. Nathalie Vaiser says:

    looks like a nice project to build!

  407. Dan Pelzel says:

    i want one

  408. kevin sexton says:

    cool robot kit, enter me

  409. Sam Blanchard says:

    cool kits-enter me please

  410. Michele Shoats says:

    I want this!

  411. Donald Kennedy says:

    This looks awesome

  412. Anonymous says:

    Count me in!

  413. Anonymous says:

    super cool!

  414. Anonymous says:

    Wow! That’s neat!

  415. Glen Sawyer says:


  416. Chris Bier says:


  417. Anonymous says:

    I think I am inching my way to winning

  418. Rohan Bhandari says:


  419. Melissa Blythe says:

    what a fun kit!

  420. earthenwall says:

    a legged worm… i’ll take one!

  421. Gregory Lee says:

    My daughter would LOVE this. She wants to be a Paleontologist. :)

  422. Dillon Hodapp says:


  423. Jean-Paul Cardier says:

    I’ll take one.

  424. Brett Fieber says:

    This looks awesome!

  425. Daniel Schultz says:

    I demand an inchworm!

    1. Pol Ypodimatopoulos says:

      You will not succeed.

  426. Anonymous says:

    I want one! 

  427. Anonymous says:

    25.4 mm worm, 25.4 mm worm.  measuring the marigolds….

  428. Anonymous says:

    Gotta have one

  429. Randy Keeling says:


  430. Anonymous says:

    This would be a perfect project for my son and I to build while he’s on winter break. Thanks in advance.

  431. James Carey says:

    Do want!

  432. Tig Davis says:

    Very interesting!!

  433. Buzzy Frank says:


  434. Jason Anderson says:

    ohhhhh, fun, fun, fun!  I want some.

  435. Joe Crop says:

    Looks like a fun project

  436. Andrew Rosenblum says:

    this looks sweet

  437. Michael McLean says:

    the worm artist of soil by passage of  himself constructing castles of metephor

  438. Anonymous says:


  439. Mason Vail says:

    Looks like fun!

  440. Jeff Anderson says:

    Yes please!

  441. Anonymous says:

    Gakken makes some of the most amazing kinetic items.  Nice last minute present hmm? :)

  442. Richard Lord says:

    My kitties would love to play with this.

  443. Anonymous says:

    this would be an awesome project for my kids and I

  444. Jonathan Schemoul says:

    I’m in !

  445. Anonymous says:

    Yup, still trying to win!

  446. Kate Bemish says:

    ooooh,  very nice!

  447. Nathan Pryor says:

    That’s the leggiest inchworm I’ve seen, but what the heck–count me in.

  448. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Gakken Mechamo Inchworm Patrik D'haeseleer says:


  449. Dan Camp says:

    OK…can’t top CBNathanael’s post, but still want to be entered into the drawing…

  450. archifilter says:


  451. James Saxe says:


  452. David Miller says:

    One please.

  453. Ilan Volow says:

    Does it come with lasers?

  454. Eric Goldsmith says:

    Very cool

  455. Nicholas Matthew Battafarano says:

    Inching along.

  456. Laurence Doss says:

    I need a new robotic overlord.

  457. Viking Ambassador says:

    im gonna try it again.

  458. Brian Rowdy Hamby says:

    Merry Christmas to me?

  459. James Heath says:

    cool – love it

  460. Richard C. Lebow says:

    Enter me

  461. Brian Garland says:

    Looks like fun.  I’d like one. 

  462. John Williams says:

    A perfect little project.

  463. Ethan Etnyre says:

    My son would love to make and then mod this bot

  464. James Hotelling says:

    I happen to know an extremely excitable kitty who would love to play with one of these.

  465. Trevor Shaw says:

    I need to start my mechanical army somehow. 

  466. John Wolter says:

    Come here, little inchworm!

  467. Calvin Hu says:


  468. Anonymous says:

    I would like to enter this contest please

  469. Bayu Kuncoro Mukti says:

    pick me… pick me…. 

  470. Anonymous says:

    Size doesn’t matter, little inchworm.  Come live with me.

  471. David Catlin says:


  472. Rosalie Berg says:

    I hereby enter!

  473. Joanne White says:

    Inchworm Kit? Yes Please :)

  474. Amanda Kroha Scott says:

    this would be an awesome project to do with my little guys

  475. Eric Francis says:


  476. Jeff Fein-Worton says:


  477. Julie Williams-Hudy says:

    Ok – so I’m getting tired of waiting for you to call my name!!! hahah

  478. Anonymous says:

    Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  479. Matthew Coleman says:

    that looks like fun.

  480. Anonymous says:


  481. Trent Fisher says:

    Sign me up!

  482. James R. says:

    Another nice prize!

  483. Jeffrey Ouellette says:

    I’ve got a hexbot version. Bet this one is cooler…

  484. Anonymous says:


  485. Pol Ypodimatopoulos says:

    May the electrons in the circuitry of your pseudo-random engine align in a way that will pick my comment.

  486. Pol Ypodimatopoulos says:

    Me me and me!

  487. drewrog says:

    Like +++

  488. Lance Peterson says:

    Looks like fun.

  489. John Anderson says:

    and the winner is…..

  490. Anonymous says:


  491. Zachary Anderson says:


  492. Eric Buehler says:

    Walking 1.578 x 10^-5 miles every step.

  493. Anonymous says:

    This looks like fun! Wonder how it does in the snow…

  494. Timish Boyko says:


  495. Kristi Stricklin says:

    My grandson and I would so enjoy this

  496. Justin R. Cutler says:

    Release the Gakken!

  497. Zack Brady says:


  498. Eric Ragsdale says:

    Sign me up.  I want to make stuff.

  499. Nesan Waran says:

    yes please

  500. Andy Reilly says:

    I don’t know what it is but I want one!

  501. Anonymous says:

    darn was really hoping for the centimeter worm

  502. Anonymous says:

    Count me in!

  503. Daniel says:


  504. Ingred Chamberlin says:

    Love Gakken kits.

  505. Stache says:


  506. Anonymous says:

    Guess I’ll go eat worms.
    Long thin slimy ones, itsy bitsy fuzzy-wuzzy worms.

  507. Nicholas Levandoski says:


  508. Ed Marsh says:


  509. dfunk says:

    Mechamo ME!

  510. Anonymous says:

    Nifty little thing.

  511. Anonymous says:

    What does it taste like?

  512. PJ Perfetti says:

    To: Winner
    Subject: Inchworm
    Msg: BE ME! BE ME!!! plz?

  513. Peter Walsh says:

    Slowly I turned…step by step…inch by inch…

  514. Paul Ahlquist says:

     spidery-worm, indeed.

  515. Mike Ryan says:

    Send it my way!

  516. Anonymous says:


  517. Josiah Ritchie says:


  518. John Tyo says:

    I think Inch Worm would complete my mechamo set!

  519. Anonymous says:

    Simply Awesome!

  520. Tim Bell says:

    Looks better than my LEGO inch worm did

  521. Anonymous says:

    I want this! Thanks

  522. Anonymous says:

    My kids would love to help me make this!

  523. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly what I need! An inchworm I can bring out in front of our friends and my wife won’t get mad at me.

  524. Anonymous says:

    different definitely different

  525. Anonymous says:

    These Gakken kits are soo cool.

  526. Jack Morgan says:

    Crawlin in for a chance to win.

  527. Brian Staszewski says:

    Another comment.

  528. Anonymous says:

    Time for worm power!

  529. Anonymous says:


  530. Anonymous says:

    Gakken Mechamo Inchworm — pretty pretty please, Santa!  I’ve been such a nice boy this year!

  531. Christopher Cimiluca says:

    I need 2 of these to take me to work.

  532. David B Tolley says:


  533. Charles Witmer says:


  534. Anonymous says:

    I think I need that thing…

  535. Anonymous says:

    Need that to chase the kids around the house.

  536. Benjamin Kasavan says:

    If you write the comment with google, does it send an email to your gmail account?

  537. Cristina juan says:

    I am 13 and I definitely want to build this!

  538. Anonymous says:

    In for some more

  539. Anonymous says:


  540. Anonymous says:

    Looks awesome

  541. David Dunham says:

    I think my nine year old would have a blast with this.

  542. Daniel Lubitz says:

    Very cool

  543. josh eltervoog says:

    sign me up!

  544. Anonymous says:

    I bet it will make a great cat toy.

  545. Daniel Shown says:

    Imma gaffle yo Gakken Mechamo Inchworm and make it mo mine with my words!

  546. Scott says:


  547. mvsorola says:

    i want

  548. Michael Pechner says:

    i want

  549. Robert Reznik says:

    count me in.

  550. Kurt Or LaZann Eilander says:


  551. Kent Dirckx says:


  552. Anonymous says:


  553. Gary McCoy says:

    Ok,Lets try this again.

  554. Anonymous says:

    Still cool.

  555. Nathaniel Stephens says:

    very cool

  556. Erik Keilholtz says:

    Cool robotic critter!

  557. Gary VS says:

    Entry comment

  558. Jim says:

    Wow, I would love to have one of these……thanking you in advance :)

  559. Kris Swanson says:


  560. Dustyn Roberts says:

    Would be a great project to put together when my nephews!

  561. Anonymous says:

    That would be fun

  562. Anonymous says:

    This is really neat………would be cool.

  563. Anonymous says:

    Forget the kids…I want to play with this…

  564. Anonymous says:

    This would be a cool prize to win.

  565. Anonymous says:


  566. Omkar Savant says:

    Sounds good

  567. Gabe Heath says:


  568. Steve Shoyer says:

    My son would like this one.

  569. Anonymous says:

    Would enjoy building this with my nephew 

  570. Joseph Pitz says:

    Count me in

  571. Anonymous says:

    pick me pick me

  572. Robert Rutledge says:

    I wonder if I could make this chase my dog around.

  573. critter friendly says:

    Fascinating. . . this kit and this “contest”.

  574. Anonymous says:

    It’s pretty and shiny!

  575. Jeremy Darling says:

    Count me in.  See what I did there :)

  576. Pamela Salpoglou says:

    Go ahead and MAKE my day!

  577. Michelle Sullivan Goldsmith says:

    way cool!

  578. Anonymous says:

    Good luck again to everyone!

  579. Lori Refness says:

    It needs lasers but it will do

  580. Tom Pasquini says:

    This could be it!

  581. William Fishburne says:

    Count me in!

  582. Nancy Martin Robertson says:

    winning is my new favorite!!

  583. Glenn Robertson says:

    this would be lots of fun!

  584. Anonymous says:

    Looks cool.  Might buy two and have them battle.

  585. George Merkel says:

    Very cool, I want one!!!

  586. Todd Walden says:

    THIS I could make!

  587. Ryan Van Fossen says:


  588. Anonymous says:

    Very cool

  589. Deborah Soltesz says:

    Inchworm, inchworm 
    Measuring the marigold 
    Seems to me you’d stop and see 
    How beautiful they are

  590. Anonymous says:

    Even the inchworms in Texas can’t compete with this metal mega.

  591. Anonymous says:

    Stepping stone to my giant steam powered spider that will rule the west, huh? That’s already been done?

  592. J.c. Sommerman says:

    i have no haiku
    to make you pick me to win
    please pick me tonight!

  593. Jason Young says:

    fun fun fun

  594. Brittney Edwards says:

    very cool

  595. Greg Chambers says:

    It looks cool.

  596. Matthew Roy says:

    nice kit.

  597. John Kicklighter says:

    I like the inchworm.

  598. Glenn Tucker says:

    Pick Me

  599. Bill Griffith says:

    Sure look like fun! 

  600. Anonymous says:

    One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.

  601. Audrey Mickel says:

    Cool looking kit

  602. Steven McMahon says:

    very interesting, i’m in for one

  603. Brandon Mickel says:

    Hmmm, I shouldn’t get my hopes up.  Another kit I will not win. :(

  604. Ben Stoutenburgh says:

    Count me in

  605. Andrew says:

    Now this kit looks great!

  606. Mike Johnson says:

    Looks like lots of fun for me and the grandsons

  607. kevix says:

    wow, what a creature, cool.

  608. Tristan Bachran says:


  609. Anonymous says:


  610. Elizabeth Gordon says:

    looks like fun!

  611. Anonymous says:


  612. Anonymous says:


  613. Brian Mitchell says:

    me please

  614. Flint Weisser says:

    I would love to cover this in fur.

  615. Anonymous says:

    I could race an inchworm, and win!

  616. Stephen Cole says:

    Give a bot an inch and he’ll worm somewhere…

  617. Sean Fottrell says:

    Different from the little green ones on the trees in New Jersey. Better, I think.

  618. isaac bristow says:

    pretty please?

  619. Wai Wong says:


  620. Josh Blackann says:

    Sign me up

  621. Panda FuFu says:

    wiggly worm

  622. Rob Nichols says:

    Pick me!

  623. Anonymous says:

    I want it!

  624. Far Orbit says:

    ME ME ME.

    It’s all about ME.

  625. chris conley says:

    mucho bueno

  626. Brittney Schaefermeyer says:

    Over here.

  627. Anonymous says:

    robot world overtake starts… now! :)

  628. Anonymous says:

    Enter me and MAKE me a winner!

  629. Jordan Johnsen says:

    I comment. 

  630. Chris Arredondo says:

    Oh Please me me me. Thanks

  631. Joe Young says:

    This is cool! I would buy it 

  632. Jose Jesus Caridad Dominguez says:

    Count me in. This will be a perfect way to introduce my son sons to the electronics hobbyist world

  633. Chris Rands says:

     Building this would be so much fun! =)

  634. Jose Jesus Caridad Dominguez says:

    Count me in. I’ll be glad to have one of this for my 11 year-old son

  635. Anonymous says:

    My entry

  636. Anonymous says:

    Amazing how this stuff works,

  637. Justin Eltoft says:

    yo ho ho ho

  638. Laura Wieme says:


  639. Anonymous says:

    I would like to enter the giveaway

  640. Jerry Stoner says:

    A good kit to do with my nieces :)

  641. roberto says:

    I was hoping I’d win something on my 50th birthday, yesterday.

  642. JuanCGarcia says:

    Oooh, looks like a complicated build… Let me at it!

  643. Anonymous says:

    I’d like one

  644. Isaac Segura says:

    looks like a jansen art creature

  645. Victor Lee says:

    Pick me!

  646. Jason Thwaits says:

    ooh, a gakken kit

  647. Sean Ewing says:

    Woot woot!!!

  648. Daniel Heath says:

    comment comment comment

  649. Georgi Hadzhigeorgiev says:

    No joy for me this year :(

  650. Kent Durvin says:

    Is Gakken the Japanese company with no English directions? Why don’t they hire someone to translate?

  651. gregjsmith says:

    I would like to win.

  652. Thos Cochrane says:

    Enter enter…

  653. Anonymous says:

    Please pick me!! Me, Me, Me. :-)

  654. Paul Grosskopf says:

    @CBNathanael:disqus You stole my comment!

  655. Anonymous says:

    Well if an 11 yr old can do it, maybe I can (maybe).

  656. Victor Lee says:

    I want one for Xmas :)

  657. Sirpa-Leena Unelma says:


  658. Benjamin Huelsbergen says:

    I’ll try again :)

  659. Tim Oliveira says:

    Amazing mechanics! Wish it!

  660. Dolly Joseph says:

    I know a kid or two who would like this.

  661. Curtis Jensen says:

    This is great.

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