This is a really cool robot made from an Arduino and a tin can. The best part about the project is a Father and his 3 & 6 year olds built it together. What a great way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend!

This blog post will show you how to build an autonomous robot that seeks out light based on a toy with a low power DC motor, an Arduino board, and a host of electronic components. Look at the pictures or go and check out a movie of the end product– the robot on a flashlight “leash.” I built it with my 6 and 3 year olds over Thanksgiving weekend in stages, and we had a blast doing it.

More about making an Arduino based tin can robot

In the Maker Shed:


Co-Robot Kit