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Building Robots at The Festival of Making

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Last Sunday I travelled up to Blackburn to participate in the first ever National Festival of Making, organised by Hemingway Design and Decopublique. The festival took over Blackburn town centre for two days of creative making fun celebrating the town’s long manufacturing history. It was a beautiful sunny calm day so the organisers gave me […]

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3D Printed GOT Sigils

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I know it’s not Game of Thrones season but I wanted to do a set of 3D printed characters and I thought doing the sigil creatures from the the four major families in the show might be nice. So we’ve got a Stag, Wolf, Lion and Dragon all over on Thingiverse. I also designed some banners to […]

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Trump vs Clinton Papercraft Play Set

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Are you disappointed by the tone of the 2016 election? Have you found the debates too respectful? Have you wanted to see the candidates go properly head to head in actual combat? Well now you can with the Trump vs Clinton Papercraft Play Set. The play set has everything you need to run your own […]

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Dan’s Minecraft Papercraft Video that went a bit wrong

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My name is Daniel Cordell and I’m 15 years old. I go to Southgate School and I’ve been doing work experience at the Crafty Robot for The last two weeks. After analysing the way other companies use video content, we decided to create a Minecraft video, hoping to make some impact on YouTube. We started […]

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Make a Robot Workshop at Cheltenham Science Festival

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The organisers of the Cheltenham Science Festival were kind enough to invite me to run a pair of workshops on Wednesday evening as part of the festival’s main program. We had agreed on a title of ‘Make A Robot out of Anything’, which we hoped would get the creative possibilities of the Fizzbit across to […]

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Microbot, turn your BBC Microbit into a Robot with 3D Printing

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We are very excited about today’s launch of the BBC Microbit! With a choice of programming languages and on-board bluetooth it looks like it’s going to be a fun and friendly little microcontroller. To celebrate we’ve designed our first ‘Microbot’, a little 3D print that quickly and easily transforms your Microbit into a free-standing robot. You can print your […]

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‘Making’ in China vs manufacturing the UK

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I went to an interesting discussion on Monday at Machines Room, my local, super-friendly, Maker Space. It was organised by the British Council (a charity that builds links between UK art, design and culture and people and institutions abroad) and Nesta (formerly the UK’s sovereign wealth fund and now an ‘innovation’ charity). The evening began with […]

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OMG we’re in the Telegraph

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Remarkably, on Sunday. The Crafty Robots appeared in a huge image in the UK’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper. They were featured in an article by Rebecca Burn-Callander about toys aiming to get children into engineering and technology. Also featured in the article were Bare Conductive, Kano and Bildy so the robots were in highly esteemed company.

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Emma’s First Week

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Last week I was joined for the first time by the brilliant illustrator and animator Emma Ehrling. Emma graduated from Kingston university over the summer and is helping out with the Crafty Robot in between working as an animator. Emma will be working on designing new robots for you to download as well as helping […]

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Welcome to the new website!

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Welcome to the new home of The Crafty Robot. This website has been built with the extra money we had from exceeding the funding target on Kickstarter so many thanks to everyone who backed The Crafty Robot, this site literally wouldn’t exist without you! It has been built by the supremely talented Andy White and designed (in a […]

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