Robokid is a hands-on electronics project for use in the classroom with Years 5 and 6 (age 9–11) that aims to encourage enthusiasm for Electronics and STEM subjects. It may also be suitable for Year 4 children.

The project allows children to work through a series of different activities using a specially designed robot vehicle with the electronic elements left uncovered. Individual activities are designed to last 45–60 minutes and include written resources to support the teacher running the project, along with pupil worksheets and how-to videos, depending on the activity. The activities are listed below and in the right-hand menu.

To find out more and request Robokid kits for your school, please email [email protected] Depending on your location, the UKESF may be able to deliver the kits in person, or arrange for delivery to your school if not.

As a way to introduce the Robokid activities and get your pupils interested in electronics, you might like to show them the UKESF’s #TurnOnToElectronics campaign video:

The original Robokid project was developed by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, with primary sponsorship from the EPSRC. Many thanks to Heriot-Watt for sharing the project with us.