Doodling Robots / 7-14 years

At the workshop, we’ll make a simple three-legged robot with pens for legs. The vibrating motor will make the robot scuttle around to and fro, leaving behind a colourful trace. Participants will get to know about the basics of mechanics and electronics, about the electromechanical processes and using the laser cutter to make robot parts. We’ll assemble some with a screwdriver, others we’ll solder together, then we’ll add a wire and get to know the basics of electronics and the electric current that powers the engine.

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

Skills required: none
Number of participants: 8
Goal: to make a doodling robot
Activities: drawing, designing, gluing, soldering, laser cutting
Skills acquired: basics of electronics
Materials: plexiglass, screws, electrical cables, paper, wire
Tools: soldering iron, screwdriver
Workshop author: Stefan Doepner
Mentors: Staš Vrenko and Ivana Osećanski Despić