Project Description

Bug Racer (2015)

Toy company Mattel launched a toy vehicle which can be controlled by a live cricket via motion sensors. It didn’t take long before it was criticized for animal cruelty and declared ‘worst toy idea ever‘.

From their site:
The ingenious Bug Racer Powered by Elecrickety vehicle has an amazing cricket habitat that allows a live cricket from a pet store to power the vehicle using motion sensor technology! Observe, learn and nurture your crickets in their habitat. The habitat has a magnifying window and chambers for food. The cricket habitat is secure and easy to clean and includes a cricket collector! To get started insert batteries and place the habitat with a live small to medium cricket inside the vehicle. Batteries not included. For indoor use only. Cricket not included. Colors and decorations may vary.

 

Credits: Mattel

 

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