Making robots isn’t just for engineers and programmers – you can also make works of art. You don’t need a gigantic Hollywood budget either, just some old toys, some good friends and some workshop tools. Oh, and your micro:bit, of course.
Artronix, a maker workshop organisation based in Glasgow, know all about hosting art jams. What’s a jam? Aside from delicious, it’s an event where you work with friends to make cool, creative things.
Check out the videos and tutorials below on how to make your own actor robots, and when you’re ready, check out Artronix’s top 10 tips on organising your own jam.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.