Build A Robot-Arm Workshop

With strict COVID-19 safety measures

Once built, take the robot and all of the extra components home to continue learning and play. We have designed the workshop to be accessible, fun, and satisfying for those who have no engineering background. But be prepared that once you have done this session, all those cool robots on TV and in the movies will not seem like a mystery anymore!

  • Attend in-person at 881 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, families welcome!

  • Custom designed robotic-arm educational kit containing and Arduino and pre-configured Raspberry-Pi and many additional learning components

  • End up with a great looking robot arm you can continue to learn with and show-off!


In this workshop you will build a robotic arm completely from scratch and then program it using an Arduino and Raspberry-Pi. The session will alternate between learning  and building, so that by the end you will have learnt many basic concepts without realizing it, and you will also know why something was built the way it was. Through this process, this class will also give you a great understanding of modern robotics.

By the end of this session, you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of programming an Arduino and connecting various sensors and motors together

  • An overview of Raspberry-Pi

  • An intuitive understanding of electricity and current

  • Knowledge of basic electrical components like breadboards, resistors, capacitors, potentiometers, LEDs, servo motors and PWM signaling

  • Get an introduction to 3D Printing and 3D Design

You will receive a box of supplies upon arrival, containing more than fifty components, which will be used for learning and for building the robot arm.  Once built, the entire set is yours to take home!

Kit Contents

Here is an list of the components you will get as part of the kit:

  • Arduino Uno

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W (with wifi and bluetooth capability)

  • 32GB Micro SD Card with pre-configured raspberry-pi operating system

  • 3x High Power Servo Motor

  • 3x Mini Servo Motor

  • LCD Display Module

  • Stepper Motor Driver

  • Stepper Motor

  • Potentiometer

  • Large Breadboard

  • Small Breadboard

  • Full range of resistors

  • Capacitors

  • Large range of LEDS in different colors and multi-color LEDs

  • DC Motor and Fan

  • Diode

  • Thermistor

  • Transistor

  • Humidity Sensor

  • Tilt Ball Switch

  • L293D Motor Driver Chip

  • Arduino Expansion Shield

  • 4x AA Battery Pack and Holder

  • 9v Battery Pack

  • Raspberry Pi Power Supply

  • 5x Power Switch buttons

  • Specially sourced screwdriver

  • Over 20 construction parts for Robot Arm

  • 4 Digit 7-Segment LED Display

  • 100 Breadboard Jumper Wires

  • Photo Resistor

  • Speaker Buzzer

  • Micro USB to USB Female Cable

  • USB to USB-A (square) Cable

  • Case for Rasperry Pi Zero

Social Distancing Policy For In-Person classes

We take the utmost care to ensure a maximally safe setup. ​The sessions are designed for individual learning and not group activity. 

  • A mask is mandatory at all times with nose and mouth securely covered

  • The instructor will be 15 ft away while teaching, with a large screen TV projecting the build steps on the instructor's desk with high magnification to make the steps crystal clear.

  • Extra cross-ventilation forced air through front to back of building to ensure constant fresh air

  • Only one attendee or group at a time

  • Gloves, hand sanitizer, lysol wipes will be provided on every desk

  • Desks and chairs are always completely wiped down between sessions

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to talk to us! Phone: 650-318-1534 , Email:



Previous programming experience is *not* required.


What To Bring

Each attendee/group must bring a Mac, Windows or Linux laptop with sufficient free disk space, and administrative rights to install Arduino IDE, Python and other necessary utilities. If you have a newer Mac or Windows laptop with only USB-C ports, you must remember to bring a USB-C to USB-female adapter so you can connect the Arduino to your laptop.

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