Barnabas-Bot

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OVERVIEW

Barnabas-Bot is an open-source Introduction to Robotics product + curriculum that provides an opportunity for young students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a fun and engaging manner.  Throughout the process, students are introduced to circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot of their own.  Every Barnabas-Bot is one of a kind, as kids design and implement their robot’s appearance and behavior.

Our program has been built and tested over the past two years with 8-12 year-olds, but it can be adapted for older and younger students as well.

WHY OPEN-SOURCE?

We recognize that this course would not be where it is today without the help of others.  Thus, we have decided to give back by making it an open-source project – meaning that all people have full access to its contents and curriculum.  We do this with the aim to build a global community of kids, parents, teachers and engineers who strive to improve the quality and access of robotics education.

We hope that Barnabas-Bot is the first of many robotics education projects.  Help support our vision by buying a kit, remixing our kit, contributing ideas/curriculum, taking a class – or even teaching a class!   Together, we can build, learn, teach and inspire through robotics.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED