getting the most from your new robot

Get started: download the crumble software here.


Our activities channel features walkthroughs explaining some of the programs in the parents' pack.


Parents' pack

Download a selection of crumble programs.

Look at the "readme.txt" files in each folder too, they explain some of the nitty gritty details and have suggestions for activities.

Have fun!


We had so much fun designing this workshop. There's no end to the amount of great kit out there.

We highly recommend checking out 4Tronix, they have a wonderful selection of add-ons for the crumble.

Also handy are:

  • blu-tack. We found this handy if you're using the light sensors. More details are in the "readme.txt" files in the parents' pack above.
  • a small Phillips screwdriver set
  • a camera stand for your phone. For the light painting exercise below
  • a slow shutter app for your phone. Also for light painting




Stay on the table

Mark out an area on the floor using black tape. Next have a look in the parents' pack above and open up the "stay on the table" crumble file. Load the program onto the robot by clicking the green play icon.

You're ready! Place the robot inside the tape line and turn it on. It will move about but not go outside the shape.

Try adding in some sharp kinks! Can the robot stay in now?

Can you make the robot explore the whole shape?


Light Painting

This is a fun one! You will need

  1. A camera that can take long exposure pictures, for example an iPhone with the slow shutter app installed.

  2. A stand to hold your camera/iPhone.

Ok start with the 'star' program in the parents' pack. 

Dim the lights, start the camera running and turn the robot on. In 30 seconds your pictures are ready!



Sharpie Drawing!

Advice: Get some big paper. A2 or bigger is best.

  1. Attach a sharpie to your robot with a rubber band.

  2. Get Drawing!
don't try this on the carpet!

don't try this on the carpet!


Everything's a robot!

Radio Controlled cars, boats, planes! All sorts of toys and kits have motors and lights. Remove the crumble from the crumblebot and take control of them all!