Oh my God, there are so many things to get rid of! A broken toy car in the toybox, an old shoe that’s been destroyed by the dog. The only thing that comes to mind is to throw them in the trash. But pull yourself together, because there is another way to solve these problems. An ambitious company called Junkbot, from the UAE, has found the perfect solution that can also be transformed into entertainment for children. They’ve mixed cuteness and engineering in their robot called Junkbot. The primary idea is to combine both fun and science, and they’ve done it very well. Junkbot is a fresh idea in the robot creation industry.
“To invent, All you need is imagination and a pile of junk” – Thomas Edison. Junkbot is a DIY robot kit that will engage and inspire children and adults to create their own working robot from almost anything. Just take a look around; there’s a lot of stuff that can just be thrown away, but look at it from another angle and you will see possibilities to breathe new life into things which would seem completely useless – think upcycling. Junkbot can be programmed for a variety of functions, and you can also find different kits for different skill levels. The aim is to teach children the core STEAM concepts of analytical thinking, problem solving, prototyping, lateral thinking, and building.
There are 2 robot kits available:
- Robot kit number 1 – Superbot. It contains cardbricks with fan made themes, electronic components, and the scratch-based Junkbot Codebricks app to let you program the robot. This is an easy way to learn programming.
- Robot kit number 2 – Junkbot Edu Kit. Take an old shoe and create a super robot! This kit helps students learn the basics of STEAM concepts. A cool feature of this kit is based on open source technology called Arduino, so you are able to connect it with other available electronic components.
A new era of teaching and team building has arrived; Junkbot is an innovative tool to teach children how to cooperate with each other. The product has been listed in Forbes as one of the most promising startups to watch out of the UAE, and we can’t argue with this statement. When you get your hands on your Junkbot kit the excitement is almost overwhelming.
You can support the project by ordering order kit on the website.