Robotic beetles

Workshop for adults and children (9+)


This workshop will help you create a host of tiny electronic bugs that will scuttle about as you get to know the basics of mechanics and electronics.


You’ll create simple robots that move around on two motorised legs whose vibrations help the robotic critter to go on its merry way. By adding cables, using a screwdriver, soldering and combining different components you will learn about the electric current, see how an engine works, and learn about basic electronics. You’ll create a custom shell for your beetle with a laser cutter.

You’ll get to take your very own robotic beetle home with you after the workshop is concluded.

Duration: 3 hours
Number of participants: 8
Skills required: none
Goal: to make a robotic beetle
Activities: drawing, designing, soldering, gluing
Skills acquired: basics of design and electronics
Material: electric cables, electric motors, wires
Tools: soldering iron, glue gun
Workshop author: RogLab

To apply, fill out the form below. We accept application until capacity. Every organisation can select one workshop and another as a backup. Enter your data into the application form with three dates that would suit you most. We will try to accommodate your wishes as best we can, and will contact you if the dates suggested will not work out. Organisations will be chosen at a first come, first serve basis and their geographic location.


FabBox is part of FabLabNet, and is financed by the Interreg Central Europe programme.