PLEN:bit is a humanoid robot by PLEN Project. It's the younger sibling to the open source PLEN robot and is designed to be cuter with shorter arms and legs and a smaller overall size. While the original PLEN is powered by an Arduino board, PLEN:bit works with the popular BBC microbit controller. Anyone familiar with the microbit can jump into programming PLEN:bit right away.
The PLEN:bit kit contains 6 servos, connectors, circuit boards, the robot's body parts, and 2 sensors - sound and distance. You will need to add a microbit of your own. To assemble the robot, all you need is a micro screwdriver and the whole process shouldn't take more than 2 hours. The kit doesn't come with a manual, but Plen Project has a downloadable PDF guide and tutorials on Youtube. The whole kit fits together nicely feeling more polished than other 'hackerish' robot kits. The process of building PLEN:bit is a good opportunity for beginners to learn about the basic mechanics and electronics underlying robotics.