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Techlab

Build-A-Bot

Select a robot to activate the Techlab building area or you can also order a Robot Building Kit to create your own line of robots at home.

Module 1Techlab Module 1

Introducing the first line of robots in the Build-A-Bot series. These building assignments will get you started on the basics of robot building. Try all three, Judder, V-Rollerbot, and H-Rollerbot.

Use the Micro-lessons (accessed in the top-left hand corner in the Flash version) to complete the tasks.


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Module 2Techlab Module 2

IQ-Bot is the next generation of robot in the Build-A-Bot series. Have a go at building this all new programmable robot and find out what makes it smarter than its predecessors.

Use the Micro-lessons (accessed in the top-left hand corner in the Flash version) to complete the tasks.


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Module 3Techlab Module 3

Robo-Voyageur and Sensor-Bot have been equipped with sensors and remote control technology to help them avoid troublesome obstacles. This latest robot building assignment will show you how to assemble basic circuits and how electric components are represented on a circuit diagram.

Use the Micro-lessons (accessed in the top-left hand corner in the Flash version) to complete the tasks.


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Module 4Techlab Module 4

Design and download your very own computer programme to control your robot's movement. You create the main routine that tells Sensor-Bot how to move and what to do when this intelligent bot gets caught in a corner.

Use the Micro-lessons (accessed in the top-left hand corner in the Flash version) to complete the tasks.


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Module 5Techlab Module 5

Have a go at putting the Robo-Walker and Creeper-Bot together and then find out how scientists and engineers are using the science of bio-robotics to create new robots on the move.

Use the Micro-lessons (accessed in the top-left hand corner in the Flash version) to complete the tasks.


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