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Create your own draw bot! When you think about art, you might not think about computers, robots and machines. But many artists use technology in all sorts of crazy ways to create amazing works of art! Make your own drawing robot and then tinker with the parts to create all sorts of interesting doodles!
Includes a step-by-step video tutorial link, illustrated blueprint instructions, all the materials, and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine to learn more about how robots & math make art!
Great instructions. I helped and 8 and a 6 year-old and the kids were able to easily put the drawbot together and the end results were impressive. They also loved reading about the other robots and how to change the weight and shape of the putty to make the drawings different.
August 1, 2015
Lots of Fun
Review by Luci S.
It was fun to construct, and once we balanced it, we enjoyed watching it draw. We had trouble getting the drawbot to continually draw due to the folds in the paper. The marker points got stuck along the folds, and bled through the paper. We figured out that taping the paper down helped to lessen the ridges in the paper.
July 10, 2015
everything was included!
Review by Andrea M.
Directions were easy for my 12 year old to follow. Everything was included, even the batteries.
July 5, 2015
Review by Nicole B.
Good directions and easy for my nine-year-old to put it together. It was also fun to watch it move around the paper. It was something my five-year-old could really enjoy watching as well.
June 19, 2015
safe and hands-on
Review by Beth W.
The experiment gave my son and I the opportunity to talk about motors and how it all works. He was able to learn, hands on, in a very safe way.
June 18, 2015
Review by Karl B.
Very engaging! My son often prefers his video games to classical toys and games, but he was instantly hooked. He also like the modification to use the motor as spin art.
June 3, 2015
Great for builders
Review by Laurie J.
My son liked being able to build stuff. I liked the instruction booklet that also included other projects to try. I was impressed with that and appreciated the extension. I also loved how it included background information in a language kids could understand.
May 23, 2015
We love tinker crate!
Review by Lisa M.
It was an unexpectedly awesome project. My son loved putting the bot together and the finished art was really neat. He's been fiddling with the bot and creating new and different designs all week. we love your tinker crates. They are always such a blast assembling.
May 17, 2015
GREAT Tutorial Videos!
Review by Diane P.
My son really enjoyed building a motor that allowed him to create a fun design. My son prefers watching the instructions on your website. He appreciates how slow the video takes each step so he doesn't have to rewind. I think the videos are perfect!