The Vex Robotics Spider is a new robot that is based on the Hexbug series of miniature robotic creatures. This kit is made from over 350 Vex IQ parts. It has a motor to rotate the head and another to walk in whatever direction the head is pointing. The head rotates using a turntable mechanism. Although it only has 6 legs compared to a standard spider’s 8 it walks in a similar way to a real spider. Instead of eyes the Vex Robotics Spider has a distance sensor and an LED that lights up depending on which way it is heading.