World Maker Faire 2013 here we come! 

We are once again going to World Maker Faire in New York on Sept 21-22.

Our SpinBots Workshop will be in full swing and we will be testing our new robots with  Maker Faire attendees.  Look for us right outside of the Maker Shed and look for our SpinBots kit inside!


 

SpinBots at the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco.


We were honored to be a part of CCM's Innovator's Program and held two workshops in August.




Summer is for Camping


ArtBot Toys went to camp!  Makers Camp during Art On The Move week.  We had a

 blast and had a great hangout with all the campers.

You can find out more about the hang out here.




Maker Faire Bay Area officially the best ever.

Well we thought so at least!

This years event was one of our best yet, we have been participating since 2007 and it just keeps getting better and better.  We had a great team of people helping out and they really worked hard to make it a success.  We had so many roboteers in our workshops, young, old and several who are graduates of our previous workshops.






All in All it was great fun.  Maker Faire is the highlight of our year!  Can't wait for the next one.






News:

Check out our latest collaboration with Make: Library Makerspaces (link)  The goal is to provide robot kits to libraries! How cool would that be if you could check out a kit, build, learn and play! When you are done, return it and check out the next kit in the series.


Open Make:  At The Tech



We were invited to participate in the grand opening of The Tech Studio, a makerspace for young people at The Tech Museum of Innovation. From their website:


A collaboration between The Tech Museum of Innovation, MAKE Magazine, and

Pixar Animation Studios, Open Make is a monthly program highlighting the tools,

techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers.


For each Open Make, we'll host Maker-led activities, Meet-the-Maker talks, and Young Makers Sessions in our innovative new space, The Tech Studio.

There was a great write up of the event over at the Maker Education Initiative.





Here are more photos of the workshop fun


More fun with your SpinBot:

Switch out the Pens with any blinky LED's or other lights and make light paintings!


Night time kitchen floor fun:








Update!  11/23/12



Here's the new packaging!



We are so excited to be in the Makershed!   We are looking forward to working with Make: to bring more of our robot kits to young makers everywhere.


The Make: youtube video can be viewed here!