One of the ways to get children interested in learning more about science and technology is by introducing basic robotics to them. While it can be difficult and complicated as you go further, they might find their true obsession after having this activity. So, why not give one of these robotic projects for kids a go?
The projects you’ll find below are some basic, simple activity that is far from complicated. The main point is to let the kids know what robotics is basically about: electronics and mechanics. It’s going to be another fun way to have quality time with your little ones or students beside making crafts.
Basic Robotic Projects for Kids: Robotic Arm
Firstly, we will use no electronics here. With this traditional robotic arm, you are telling your kids that a robot needs proper materials to do the job human wants, hence you are using cardboard; and also the power, which for now, comes from them.
Next, invite the kids to try this project where you will need some electronics supplies to create a motor that make the toothbrush head move. Children sure will be amazed at how they can actually make something that can move, and especially race—which is another fun.
Let them decorate the bristle it will look even attractive.
Using dish-washing scrubber, a toothbrush motor, and a battery pack; create this cute brush bot which you can decorate to give it a better appearance.
Further, try to make this simple robot that can draw! And for that, you will need a few rubber bands, an electric toothbrush—that still works—and batteries for the motor, and also three or four markers. In addition, you may use a pool noodle or a small cardboard box for the body.
Maybe you can use some other materials like wiggly eyes to give a character to the art bot. Then, lay down a large piece of paper and start to make the art!
Lastly, this origami project will be one of robotic projects for kids you can do as a nice introductory. Here, you will need to use shape-memory alloy to make the origami crane flap its wings. The kids will watch the birds “fly” as they squeeze its tail.
Look so fun, don’t they?