Robot ArtBot

Rover Machine


Educators! Want an Amazing Robotics Workshop at Your School, Library or Museum?

Robot Mini Walker

Kids can learn about real robotics concepts
as they make their own working robots from everyday stuff.


Contact Kathy to find out more!


Discover the Science
and Technology of the Future

Robotics book

2012 Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Book

Build real robotics projects inspired by actual research
using household materials and recycled toys and devices!
No computers or special skills needed!

Published by Nomad Press

Order it today from Amazon

Make: Making Simple Robots

Making Simple Robots

You can make robots that really work from everyday stuff, but why stop there?

In Making Simple Robots, beginning projects teach you the basics of soldering, 3D printing, Arduino programming and more!

Find autographed copies at Northshire Bookstore

Order from Amazon

Build These Amazing Robotics Projects!

Make Projects: Robotic Balloon Muscle

Balloon Muscle

Find out how inflatable robots really work!

As seen on the Make: website and in the book Making Simple Robots from Maker Media

Make Projects: Tensegrity Robot

Tensegrity Robot

Learn about the bouncy structure being studied for NASA space landers!

As seen on the Make: website and in the book Making Simple Robots from Maker Media

This project uses littleBits electronics building modules.

Real Motorized ArtBots!


Design your own motorized Art-Making Vibrobot,
a primitive kind of robot that shakes and rattles its way around the table, drawing as it goes!
Directions on the Lottie Doll website

Working Robotic Hand!

Robot Hand

Make a working version of the 3D printed hands being made by volunteers for e-NABLE for kids who are missing fingers.
Directions on the Lottie Doll website

Gravity-Powered Robotic Walker!

Robot Mini Walker

Design and test your own gravity-powered walker like those being studied in real robotics labs!


Solar-Powered Wobblebot!

Solar Wobblebot

All recycled parts! Make this BEAM-type robot that dances and skips around in sunshine or bright indoor light.

Directions on

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Visit the Amazing Robotics Amazon Store for toys, books, and parts for our projects!


Program FAQGirl Robot Hand


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