Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Wiggle Bots
Come tinker with us online! Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations.
A wiggle bot is a simple robot that can shake, wiggle, and dance across a table! Learn how to make one with Carli Boisjolie, a printmaker, letterpress instructor and Tinkering Program Specialist. Carli will help you imagine, create, and test a Wiggle Bot made with a motor and materials you can find at home. She will also teach you how to make a simple circuit to make your motor turn on.
Recommended for ages 6 – 12
Science World will provide specialized materials for this workshop including:
- Battery pack
These materials will be mailed to you if you register before May 19. If you register after, please visit the Kaleidoscope Science Store at Science World to pick them up.
Other materials you’ll need for this workshop include:
- Two AA batteries
- One or more plastic containers of different sizes to make the body of your Wiggle Bot (ex. recycled yogurt container, strawberry basket, or plastic cup)
- Rubber bands
- Optional – markers, pipe cleaners, paper, popsicle sticks, googly eyes, binder clips, and other craft materials.
This workshop takes place online via Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration.
We ask that adults be present at all times during the workshop to interact and explore with their children.
Please note: Refunds will NOT be given if you are absent or cancel in the week prior to the program.