Thanks to an amazing team effort from Richard S, Libby, Barney and Zak (am I missing anyone else?), the Shonkbot (our attempt at a cheap and easy to make robot) has developed into a great workshop. The team got a chance to test the robot out with children aged between 8 and 13 at DigiMakers this weekend.
Participants worked with cheap and widely available parts:
And used plenty of hot glue to create their Shonkbots:
At the end of the workshop, all participants had successfully created their robots. Some had added the more advanced obstacle avoidance components.
Even though the kits ended up at £15 (our original target was £5), all of them were bought to be taken home and reprogrammed!
Great work team Shonkbot!