ArtBot Toys was founded with the goal of connecting kids and the STEM fields at an early age. With an emphasis on making it accessible to young girls we make technology understandable through a variety of projects, each one building confidence and new knowledge. Originally developed over ten years in workshops for museums and after-school programs, our line of robotic kits are geared to encourage exploration, discovery and curiosity through hands on building.
May 18th and 19th, Maker Faire!
We will be at Maker Faire 2013 in the Main Expo Hall, Booth 854 (near the Lego's) south west corner. Come by to say hi and check out our new kit and get a preview of some of the new bots soon to be released.
Check out our latest collaboration with Make: Library Makerspaces (link) The goal is to provide robot kits to libraries! How cool would that be if you could check out a kit, build, learn and play! When you are done, return it and check out the next kit in the series.
Open Make: At The Tech
We were invited to participate in the grand opening of The Tech Studio, a makerspace for young people at The Tech Museum of Innovation. From their website:
A collaboration between The Tech Museum of Innovation, MAKE Magazine, and
Pixar Animation Studios, Open Make is a monthly program highlighting the tools,
techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers.
There was a great write up of the event over at the Maker Education Initiative.
More fun with your SpinBot:
Switch out the Pens with any blinky LED's or other lights and make light paintings!
Night time kitchen floor fun:
Here's the new packaging!
We are so excited to be in the Makershed! We are looking forward to working with Make: to bring more of our robot kits to young makers everywhere.
The Make: youtube video can be viewed here!