Welcome to RoboFun
“I wanted a safe place for children to discover their own creativity, abilities, and courage. I wanted a place that addresses the unfilled gap left by our education system.” Laura Hart, Founder & CEO, Harvard Master in Education, M.I.T. Media Lab collaborator, Buckley School first technology teacher and 14 years of education at Buckley and The Little Red School. Robofun’s teaching environment allows children to learn in a way that recognizes their individuality. We ignite their desire to explore, solve problems and learn. We invent, build and have fun with cool technologies. Our staff is comprised of ‘mentors’ – not just teachers. Each mentor must love to work with children. They must be present, connected and excited by what they are teaching and their unique connection with each child. In addition to our STEM studio in the Upper West Side, Robofun teaches after-school classes in over 100 schools across New York City.
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Exploring LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3: Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots, is created by EJ Park, one of our talented robot designers. EJ provides clear step-by-step instructions on how to build four unique EV3 robots, as well as extensive programming guidance, from the very basics of block programming through data wiring. It’s a great place for beginners and also covers advanced material, an excellent resource for teachers and parents. Purchase it at our RoboFun Studio or online at Amazon.
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RoboFun students created robots that make music! Check out their funky beats here.
Robotic Pinball?!!? You bet! Our students made robotic pinball games, complete with robots that kept score of how many “points” the human players got!
As part of our “Launcher Challenge,” students created a Duck Launcher game that students could play. They even created origami prizes to reward those who got their duck in the cup!
We have so much fun at the Maker Faire, held at New York Hall of Science each year. We are honored to have been awarded four “Best in Class” ribbons by Maker judges. As the Maker movement continues to gain strength, we are front and center in providing children and teachers with great opportunities to make, code and be creative!