Category: 12 & Under

  • Making a Simple RC Camel Robot
    Making a Simple RC Camel Robot
    by achmadchoiruman

    1.       Prepare some of the following tools: A 40 watt electric soldering 1 tin solder A glue gun 1 pliers shark A scissor plate 1 cutting pliers A vacuum tin etc. as shown in the picture ,Adi, Faisal and Farel we were all sitting in the 5th grade elementary school that is al-falah Dar…

  • Making Simple Monkeybot Moving on the string
    Making Simple Monkeybot Moving on the string
    by achmadchoiruman

    Really in this instructables we will now how to make monkeybot moving on the string This a monkeybot was made and assembled by vara, bintang and namira.We are 11 old as the student of alfalah darussalam elementary school at east Java Indonesia.

  • Walking Robot
    Walking Robot
    by firepup104

    I am entering this in the 12& under division. This is an easy to build robot. It walks only with two legs. This canot move very fast but it is really cool to play with. Post comments and pictures.

  • simple solar dragster car
    simple solar dragster car
    by junkbotmaker

    this is my robot dragster  it is simple and fun! i am 12 years old. i am entering it for simplest 'bot thanks!

  • CandyBot v1.0
    CandyBot v1.0
    by mikeputnam

    Build a motorized candy dispenser from stuff around the house! Our maker group - the Distributed Hacker/Maker Network (Appleton, WI) - worked together to design and build CandyBot. For this "make" we had kids ranging from ages 5-13 design and build 90% of the bot. 3/28/2011 Edit…

National Robotics Week Robot Contest




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The National Robotics Week Robot Contest was created to help kids of all ages share their robotics projects and learn from others. Tell us about your simple robotics projects - things that K-12 students could reasonably make while working with a teacher or mentor.

We're giving away lots of great prizes, including robots, electronics kits, software, books, and robot t-shirts to top entries! Projects will also be featured on the NRW website, and winners will be invited to show off their bots at 2011 NRW live events.

What kind of robot projects are eligible for the contest?
- simple robots made from scratch
- robots built from a standard platform
- parts of a more complex robot (a manipulator, sensor, or housing)

Who can enter?
Everyone! To keep things fair, we're giving prizes in three age categories: 12 & Under*, 13-18, and Open (18 - 100).  Please mention your age category in the Intro step.

We're explicitly looking for entries from school, club, and scouting groups - this is part of the National Robotics Week educational outreach program and we want to see your group's robot!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PST, Mar. 20.
*12 & Under groups must have Instructable published by an adult.


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