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.


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.