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Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics With Everyday Stuff

Making Simple Robots book

Learn soldering, 3D printing, Arduino programming and more

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Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future

Robotics book

Learn how robots really work with low tech/no tech projects you can do in the classroom

Free! Print the Teacher's Guide to the Book

Amazing Robotics Projects are based on real robotics research! Introduce kids to the robotics embedded in their toys and electronics, and open their imaginations to new ways to use technology in everyday life.

Students will learn what robots are, how they are built, and how we use them today. Best of all, kids of all interests and abilities will get the chance to design and build robot models that really work!

Programs include materials and instruction. Many projects require no computers or special skills. Advanced and multi-session programs available.

Contact Kathy to schedule a program for your afterschool program or library!

Some of the Amazing Robotics Projects Workshops Available

Mini Passive Dynamic Robot Walker

Robot Mini Walker

Build a gravity-powered walker like those being studied in real robotics labs!

(Video) (Printable Template)

Robotic Hand

Robot Hand

Learn how roboticists use cables to make lifelike hands with fingers that really bend.

(Printable Template)(Directions)

Design Your Own Motorized ArtBot

ArtBot

The Art-Making Vibrobot is a primitive kind of robot that shakes and rattles its way around the table, drawing as it goes! (Video) (Directions)

Build a Solar-Powered Wobblebot

Solar Wobblebot

Make this BEAM-type robot from recycled materials that dances and skips around in sunshine or bright indoor light.
(Video) (Directions)

Make a Bouncing Tensegrity Robot

Tensegrity Robot

Tensegrity robots are being tested for use in moon landings.

Robotic Balloon MuscleBalloon Muscle

For Big Hero 6 fans, make a working balloon muscle and learn about real-life inflatable robots.

The Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley

Why are humanoid robots sometimes creepy? Learn about The Uncanny Valley and make yourself a robot clone.

Fold an Origami Robotic Inchworm

Origami Inchworm

Make a robot using the same origami folds as real self-folding paper robots.

Build a Hydraulic Robot Arm

Robot Arm

Build a cardboard model of the fluid-powered robotic arms used in factories. (Video)

Hack a Line-Following Car
Into a Light-Seeking Robot

Doodle Track Hack Robot

Learn how sensors work as you turn a Doodle Track Car into a classic robot.
(Video)

Sensors

Pressure Sensor

Make pressure sensors that can give robots a sense of touch. Tilt sensors and accelerometers are used in smart phones and game controllers as well as robots. (Video)

Frubbery Robotic Skin

Frubbery Skin

Use chemistry to mix up a batch of soft, stretchy humanoid skin. (Video)

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Have a question about homeschooling in New York State or creating your own homeschool curriculum?

Kathy Ceceri has shared her years of homeschooling experience in Home Education Magazine and on About.com. She is available for personalized homeschool advice and consultation.

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