I just had to tackle DIY bouncy balls

Here at Robot Test Kitchen, we're big proponents of learning from failure. Sometimes I take it a step further and see a fail as a challenge, and that was the case with DIY Bouncy Balls. After reading Heather's post and seeing that picture of cup full of multicolored goo, I knew it was something I would … Continue reading I just had to tackle DIY bouncy balls

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Robot Test Kitchen’s 5 Barrier-Busting Programs!

In correlation with our Illinois Library Association Presentation "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Robots," Robot Kitchen is proud to present our five favorite programs that will help you bust through the most commonly-encountered barriers to technology: time, budget, skills, interest, and support. Keep an eye out for other recommended projects and resources or share your own … Continue reading Robot Test Kitchen’s 5 Barrier-Busting Programs!

The Tickle App Made Me Fall in Love with Sphero All over Again

A question that has come up a few times about some of our robots is, "Does this have any educational use, or is it just a toy?" I'd like to always say that it's educational, and emphasize how kids learn through exploration and play. But I do see the other side, especially when it comes … Continue reading The Tickle App Made Me Fall in Love with Sphero All over Again