We hope you liked our favourite robotics toys. We’d like to share some fun robotics activities you can do with kids of all ages. They’re perfect as a low pressure, fun way to explore science.
robot painting /drawing
This is a really fun way to mesh coding and art. Check out our YouTube channel to see it in action. Felt tips, watercolours and acrylic paint work well, although acrylics get messy!
This activity works wonderfully with some of our favourite robots:
The CrumbleBot - ideal for drawing because of the optional pen holder. [buy on 4Tronix]
mBot - best for painting because of its greater weight. [Buy on amazon]
I know you haven’t spent your hard earned money on toys to simply destroy them, but pick up a cheap radio controlled toy for about £10 and spend an hour taking it apart. It’s great fun and there are so many interesting parts to see.
If you're feeling adventurous then try wiring the components back up to see if you can make the motors go or the lights turn on.
The perfect festive tech activity! Here we use a slow shutter smartphone app to capture the path a robot takes. You can produce some really cool photos like this.
Tip: darken the room for a stronger effect.
We've found the iOS app Slow shutter (£1.99 in the UK) to be the best app so far.
Here's some of our handiwork.