Robotic beetles / 9-15 years

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.

Skills required: none
Number of participants: 8
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
Mentor: Ivana Osećanski Despić