Robots are made to go and do what humans either can not, or do not want to do. They are used in hundreds of ways from exploring Mars, to working tirelessly on a manufacturing line, to providing companionship. Not to mention they make great movie characters!

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Build your own mini popsicle stick drone (quadcopter) in this fun STEM activity! A materials list and detailed written instructions are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/diy-mini-drones?from=YouTube DIY Mini Drone video series: Part 1: Build Your Drone | https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw Part 2: Altitude Control Circuit | https://youtu.be/53h1bFE64uQ Part 3: Arduino Altitude Control | https://youtu.be/QNnx2evKb_0 Part 4: Drone Steering |…
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This video shows what you can do by adding an Arduino to your Science Buddies Bluebot Kit. The Bluebot Kit introduces students to robotics and electronics without requiring a computer or any programming. Adding an Arduino to your kit allows your robot to perform more complex behaviors. Kits (Arduino not included) are available for purchase at https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/bluebot-4-in-1-educational-robotics-kit/. Instructions for the Bluebot projects, including wiring diagrams and…
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In 7th grade, after reading a newspaper article about female engineers at NASA, Maria Bualat knew that was what she wanted to do when she grew up. Fast forward to today, and now Maria is a robotics engineer at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA where she develops robotics systems for space exploration. Her main project at the moment is Astrobee-- a free flying robot for the International Space Station. It’ll help astronauts in the space station and measure the quality of the air…
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Program an Arduino to make your DIY mini drone tilt forward, backward, left, and right using buttons in this fun project! Written instructions, including a parts list, circuit diagram, and downloadable example code, are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/program-drone-steering-arduino?from=YouTube DIY Mini Drone video series: Part 1: Build Your Drone | https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw Part 2: Altitude Control Circuit |…
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Control your mini popsicle stick drone's steering with an analog joystick and an Arduino in this fun STEM activity! Written instructions, including a parts list, circuit diagram, and downloadable example code, are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/drone-arduino-steering-joystick?from=YouTube DIY Mini Drone video series: Part 1: Build Your Drone | https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw Part 2: Altitude Control Circuit |…
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The next step in our mini popsicle stick drone project (https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw)? Build a circuit to control its altitude! Written instructions and a parts list are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/drone-altitude-control?from=YouTube DIY Mini Drone video series: Part 1: Build Your Drone | https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw Part 2: Altitude Control Circuit | https://youtu.be/53h1bFE64uQ Part 3: Arduino Altitude Control |…
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Program an Arduino to control your drone's altitude with an ultrasonic distance sensor in this fun project! Written instructions for this activity, including a circuit diagram and downloadable example code, are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/diy-mini-drone-arduino-altitude-control?from=YouTube DIY Mini Drone video series: Part 1: Build Your Drone | https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw Part 2: Altitude Control Circuit |…
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Do you love flying drones? This video shows you how to design an experiment to see when you improve your flying skills the most. Step-by-step instructions are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Robotics_p039/robotics/drone-race?from=YouTube Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on science projects, lesson plans, and fun activities for K-12 parents, students, and teachers! Visit…
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