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 UKESF provides schools with Robokid kits, which will allow 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.

To find out more and request Robokid kits for your school, please email [email protected].

#TurnOnToElectronics campaign video

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:


Activity 3

Design and make a cover for the robot

Activity 4

Class competition based on robot driving skills

Activity 5

Get the robot to go in curved and straight lines

Activity 6

Use the knowledge gained in Activity 5 to play 10-pin bowling

Activity 7

Run the robot to detect and react to black tape lines

Activity 8

Run the robot to follow a curved black line

Project Background

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.