Engineering meets education.

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 5-7)

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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Critterbot

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

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Wheel Of Fortune

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

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Robot Operation Game

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

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Spinning Top

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

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Movie Maker

Build a movie maker called a Zoetrope
Difficulty: Intermediate
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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Super Shades

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

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Scribble Bot

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

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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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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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