The robot built from drinking straws
11 March 2015 Last updated at 19:06 GMT
Digital making is exploding around the UK in schools and after-school clubs as part of a push to increase digital skills and introduce more children to coding.
Tech reporter Jane Wakefield decided to give it a go with her own children on a wet day during half-term in February.
They opted to build something very simple - a robot made of drinking straws.