Robots For All Ages

Robots can range from incredibly simple to incredibly complex. No matter what the grade or your budget, robots get students engaged.


There are a wide variety of ready-to-run programmable robots out there. Look for robots that can be programmed with a version of the easy-to-use programming language. Makes a simple way to get started.

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8 Simple Robots for Beginners

If you're a beginner just starting out these eight projects will help hone your skills. Could be the basis for a class or after-school project lab.  learn more

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Cereal Box Robot

Using recycled boxes from cereal boxes and other household items, maybe some construction paper, and paper fasteners your younger students can build their own "robots". When the robots…  learn more

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DIY Soft Robotic Tentacle

Learn how to make your own soft robotic tentacle using silicone rubber and some ball point pens! This project is an easy and affordable way to demonstrate soft…  learn more

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FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST sponsors a series of competitions each school year, including a robotics challenge. Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST, feels that "FIRST is more than robots. The robots are…  learn more

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Make A Simple Robotic Arm from Cardboard

Not all projects require soldering or electronics. This simple hand explores many of the concepts of robotics, but is created from cardboard, drinking straws, string and a hot…  learn more

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Making A Simple Autonomous Robot

This video shows what it takes to make a simple autonomous robot using an ultrasound sensor and Arduino computer board. The parts list, code, and written instructions can…  learn more

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Miniature Robots

John Park builds some lively and inexpensive miniature robots. Starting with a simple vibrabot made from a scrub brush, John assembles a solar junkbot and a slightly more…  learn more

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Sawppy the Rover

So, looking for a cheaper rover platform, say under $500? Roger Cheng was inspired by JPL's Open Source Rover project and created a much cheaper alternative, Sawppy. Most…  learn more

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Are you looking for a way to engage your students with content? Tired of the same old routines? Think about integrating touch-based robots into your curriculum. Most teachers, when…  learn more

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If I was a brand new robotics teacher, I would ask myself, “How in the world do I begin teaching my students robotics?” My best advice to you…  learn more

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Halloween Robots

Build your own Halloween-inspired robots as a class, after-school, or family robotics activity! By Amy Cowen on October 21, 2016   learn more