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Make Your Own Robot: Easy Robot Projects

Make your own robot! These easy robot projects are just the ticket for getting started making your own robots at home.

Getting kids to make their own robots is not only fun but an awesome educational experience. Use this new Homeschool Unit Study to get started.

We gathered together a selection of the very best make a robot videos from YouTube and put them here for you and your kids.

Don’t want to go DIY? Grab a cool kit now!

Make Your Own Robot! 9 awesome, easy to make robots that are so much fun to make. Videos included. Click picture to see robots and instructions.

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Make Your Own Robot!

I know some of you will want to do these projects with your kids but you don’t have the supplies on hand and you don’t have a lot of time to mess around finding everything you would need.

If that sounds like you, just grab these inexpensive kits to start and see if your kids enjoy doing them. If so, you can always move on to the DIY robot projects below another time.

Tin Can Robot KitTin Can Robot KitDoodling Robot KitDoodling Robot KitBrush Robot KitBrush Robot Kit


Make Your Own Miniature Robots

Miniature Robots Workshop from Make. This video provides directions to a few different types of robots.  He says you can get more information on the website–here is the link as it is kind of hard to find.

Make a Walking Robot

Make your own walking robot video has full instructions.  This one is so funny–click to watch him go.  It is a bit complicated but it would be great for an older child or you could work on this project together with your kids.

Once you get that one together you can try the robot video below. It uses the walking robot and adds this feature:  avoiding obstacles.

Make a Rowing Boat Robot

The next robot in our lineup is something a bit different. A Boat!  Yes, you can make a rowing robot that makes a boat go in water.  Neat!


Make a Robot That Climbs Rope

I had not thought of a climbing rope robot but what a great idea. It looks like a spider! I am amazed at how it climbs the rope.

Make an Easy Bristlebot Robot

This bristlebot robot really is better than the others I have seen. It runs really smoothly. This is an easy robot project for younger robot fans.

Make a Crazy Dizzy Robot!

How about a dizzy robot?  This one is pretty funny and only requires a few parts. Watch the robot video for everything you need to know to make your own.

Make Your Own Scribblebot Robot

Scribblebot!  I have seen a few of these drawing robots around but I simply love how they put this one together to make such neat scribbles. Great video instrustuctions that are clear and easy to follow.

Make a Walking Insect Robot

Last, but not least, we have this nifty walking insect robot – it reminds me of a walking stick.  Very neat! The robot projects take a bit more work but it is totally worth trying.

These robot making videos are so neat, the projects are easy, and the robots are a blast to put together and play with. I hope you have fun with these different ways to make your own robot.

For more robot ideas see our Homeschool Unit Study Robots article. There are a lot of fun activities there, as well as robot ideas for younger boys.

We love robots. You can Make Your Own Robot with these neat You Tube Videos. Part of our Homeschool Unit Study on Robots.


Thursday 3rd of September 2015

We have the tin can robot kit and my boys love it! Featuring at Family Fun Friday!

Sheila Rogers

Saturday 5th of September 2015

Monica, Thank you for stopping by and for the feature! I'm glad to have another recommendation for the Tin Can Robot Kit. It's a good one.


Wednesday 26th of August 2015

Cool ideas! Thanks for sharing on the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Thank you Alison. I hope your kids enjoy the projects.

Literate For Life (Pamela Hall)

Sunday 5th of April 2015

Great title and topic. It hooked me since I have only boys. Boys seem to naturally love to build robots; at least, mine did. :) Thanks for sharing. I came here via Mommy Crusader and Her Knights Saturday Share. :)

Sheila Rogers

Monday 6th of April 2015

Thanks for stopping by Pamela and for the nice comment.


Friday 27th of March 2015

My kids may be a little young but I am sure that I could make this a fun activity with my daughter. Thanks Sheila!

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 29th of March 2015

You are most welcome Alecia. Have fun :)


Friday 27th of March 2015

I love this! I showed Mason some of the videos and he's excited to try one out.

Sheila Rogers

Friday 27th of March 2015

Super Erica :) Glad he is excited.