Bill VanLoo used the Vibrobot project from MAKE, Volume 10 with his students at Honey Creek Community School.

The 4/5 technology classes built Vibrobots for one of their project this year. Vibrobots are small electric bug-like creatures that are built from a small metal or plastic enclosure (think mint tin), a motor, and some ingenuity.

Essentially, this is a project that lets kids do some hands-on learning about electronics and electricity, and how to use the design process to create their own toy.

This project came from the pages of MAKE magazine.

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Chris Connors

Making things is the best way to learn about our world.


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