My 13 year old doughter is folowing STEM in high school. The STEM teacher has decided her class will participate in the STEM tornooi contest organised by Technolpolis, a technology museum in Mechelen, Belgium. During the first presentation of the challenge in the classroom my daughter mentioned I have experience with electronics and robotics. As a result I was asked to give the kids an introduction into building their robot. Of course it's not possible to teach them everything they need to learn in a couple of hours, so I just put them on the right path, created a document of the lesson and set them on their way.
My daughter was so intrigued by the information I gave the class she wanted to start building her own robot during spring break. Luckily I had some spare parts and pretty quickly had a kit put together. It does pay to buy those extra bits when you do a project. They do come in handy later on. ;-)
This will be a story of a youg teenager doing her first steps into electronics and micro controllers. The end result will be a project page will the complete steps on how to build the robot yourself.