3 Kid Friendly DIY Robots to Make at Home

Tired of doing all your drawing by hand? Wish your toy cars could drive themselves? Sounds like you could use a few robot friends! Building your own robots may sound intimidating, but it's actually surprisingly easy. With a few battery packs and hobby motors from your local electronics store, you'll be well on your way to conquering the world with your own unstoppable army of buzzing, drawing, and driving bots!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Motorized ArtBot Robot

    Create your own ArtBot, a moving robot that buzzes, spins, and twirls to create cool, colorful patterns.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Bottle Cap Bots
    Bottle Cap Bots

    (Ages 9-16)

    Cold, lazy days are a perfect time to turn simple household objects into motor-powered toys. Here's a fun project that recycles bottle caps into little robots that dance and scoot in all kinds of surprising ways!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Simple Robot Car
    Simple Robot Car

    (Ages 5-10)

    Follow this walkthrough from our brilliant friends at ResearchParent to build a smiling robot car from simple materials like foam blocks, plastic straws, bottle caps, rubber bands and a basic hobby motor.


Get inspired!