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Quality free STEM/Robotics curriculum designed by engineers and educators.

Why Open-Source?

Barnabas Robotics is proud to be an open-source company. (Open-source is a fancy way of saying that our content is free!)  We’re committed to making S.T.E.M. resources available to anyone who wants them.

 

Our open-source curriculum gives educators and parents access to the exact methods and content our instructors use to teach robotics to students of all ages.  We also work in partnership with teachers and schools to develop new open-source resources that teachers around the world can freely use to serve their own communities.

 

An open-source community is all about contributing and sharing with one another. So we encourage you to download our curriculum and share it with others. You’re also welcome to adapt and modify it to serve your student(s).

 

Also, if you have a great idea for how to improve one of our projects, or if you’ve come up with a brand new creation, please let us know!

Tinker Series (Ages 5-10)

Topics Covered: Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Circuits, Art, ELA, Math

Adventures In STEM Robot Car

Hands-on motorized car project created for 2nd-4th graders (NGSS).  4-week.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Energy, Design

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Arcade Bot

Build a simple robot arcade bot that throws ball!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Servo Motors

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Automata Toy

Build an automata toy!
Difficulty: Advanced
Engineering Focus: Circuits, DC motors, Automata, Gearing, CAMs

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Balloon Rockets

Build balloon rockets that shoot across the room
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Newton's laws

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Battle Bots

Build a wobbling battle bots (Scribble Bot remix)
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Balance

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Candy Machine

Build a candy machine dispenser
Difficulty: Advanced
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors
Status: Still Prototyping

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Catapult Basketball

Build a catapult and use it to play basketball!
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Kinetic/Potential energy

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Critterbot

Build a vibrating robot out of a toothbrush head
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors

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Crazy Carousel

Build a motorized carousel!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, DC Motors

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Doorbell

Build your own buzzing doorbell
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Buzzers, Conductivity

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Dune Buggy

Build a motorized dune buggy
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Gears

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Fan-tastic Robot

Build a fan!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, DC motors

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Hologram

Build a spinning hologram!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Art, Motors

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Hot Air Balloon

Build a spinning hot air balloon
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors
Status: Prototyping

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Leprechaun Trap

Build a leprechaun trap
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Mechanical

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Light Up Baby Bots

Build a robot with light up eyes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, LEDS, Breadboarding

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Light Up Greeting Card

Build a light up greeting card
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Circuits, LEDs

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Mechanical Claw

Build a mechanical claw without any batteries!
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Mechanical

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Medicine Cup Bot

Build a vibrating robot out of a medicine cup
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors

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Mice Maze

Build a robot mice maze labyrinth game
Difficulty: Advanced
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Servos

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Mini Bus

Build a bus!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors

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Mini Golf

Build a robot mini golfer and a course to go with it!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Servos

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Model Airplane

Build a model light up airplane
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, LEDs, Parallel Circuits

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Movie Maker

Build a movie maker called a Zoetrope
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors

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Pinball Machine

Build your own pinball machine
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors
Status: Prototyping

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Power Line (Hot Wire Game)

Build a hot wire game using a buzzer
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Buzzers, Conductivity

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Quartz Clock Making

Build your own clock!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Piezo-electric effect, Counting, Telling Time, Gears

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Robot Operation Game (Buzzer Only)

Build your own robot game based on the classic game "Operation"
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Buzzers

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Robot Operation Game (Buzzer + LED)

Build your own robot game based on the classic game "Operation" with LED and Buzzer
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Buzzers, LEDs

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Rolling Racer

Build a rolling racer that moves with a motor!
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Potential/Kinetic Energy, Rubber Bands

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Paper LED Art Circuits

Create light up art using LEDs!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, LEDs, Conductivity

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Scribble Bot

Build a simple robot that scribbles!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Art, Motors

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Snowman Bot

Build a wobbling snowman! (Scribble-bot remix)
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Switches, Balance

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Snow Globe

Build a spinning snow globe!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors
Status: Prototyping

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Spinning Top

Build a robotic spinning top
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Physics (Angular Momentum)

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Super Shades

Build light up glasses!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits

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Tugboat

Build a floating tugbot!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Buoyancy

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Undirection Day: Buzzers

Invent something using a buzzer
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Creativity

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Undirection Day: LEDs, Vibration Motors

Invent something using an LED and vibration motor!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, LEDs, Motors, Creativity

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Undirection Day: Switch, DC Motors

Invent something using a switch and DC motor
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors, Creativity

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Wheel Of Fortune

Build a wheel of fortune spinny wheel
Difficulty: Intermediate
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors

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Windmill

Build a spinning windmill
Difficulty: Beginner
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Motors

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Bot Series (Ages 8-12)

Barnabas-Bot

Build your own 3-D printed robot from group up
Difficulty: Beginner
Age: 8+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Computer Aided Design, 3-D Printing, Circuits, Coding, Arduino

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Robot Creations

Learn STEM by combining crafting and robotics
Difficulty: Beginner
Age: 8+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Coding, Arduino

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Coding With Robotics

Learn coding by building an interactive video game + robot
Difficulty: Beginner
Age: 8+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Coding, Mechanical Build, MBlock

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Diving Into Hardware

Take a deeper dive into electronic components
Difficulty: Intermediate
Age: 9+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Breadboarding, Sensors

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Sensor Bot

Build a waving robot that reacts to sound!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Age: 9+
Pacing: 2 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Circuits, Breadboarding, Sensors

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Barnabas Racer

Build a robot car that can move and think on it's own!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Age: 9+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Coding, Servo Motors, Distance Sensors

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Barnabas Rover

Build a robot car that can move and think on it's own! (DC Motor Version)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Age: 9+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Coding, Servo Motors, Distance Sensors

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Walking Robot

Build a bipedal walking robot!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Age: 9+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Coding, Servo Motors, Distance Sensors

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Bot+ Series (Ages 13-17)

Prototyping With Arduino

Learn how to build an Arduino from scracth!
Difficulty: Advanced
Age: 13+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Breadboarding, prototyping, circuits

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Introduction To Python: Text Game

Introduction to Python programming by building a text-based game
Difficulty: Advanced
Age: 13+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Coding

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Introduction To Python: Video Game

Introduction to Python programming by building a video game
Difficulty: Advanced
Age: 13+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Coding

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Physics Through Robotics

Learn physics by building mechanical and electrical experiments
Difficulty: Advanced
Age: 13+
Pacing: 16 x 1 hr
Engineering Focus: Kinematics, Circuits, Coding

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