Wiggle-Bots - Doodling, Scribbling, Drawing, Racing Bots

$10.98

Wiggle-Bots are motorized contraptions that are designed and built entirely by kids.

Wiggle-Bots are more than a fun activity - they truly inspire. Watch eyes widen as wires are connected and Wiggle-Bots start to move. See how understanding and design evolves through experimentation and tinkering. Appreciate the challenge of going beyond step by step instructions and creating something completely new and innovative. It's an incredible experience. How will you wiggle? Your Wiggle-Bot can be designed to do many cool things.

Tools are required for 10 Packs but are optional for single kits.


Activity Videos

Activity Documents

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Go Guide:

Give it to your students and go! This is the essential document to get students started with Wiggle-Bots, and it culminates in the Scribble-Bot Challenge and Wiggle-Race Challenge. There are two versions of the Go Guide, pick based on whether you ordered the Regular kit or the Super kit (which includes extra parts).

Regular Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Regular version of the kit.
Super Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Super version of the kit.

Labs:

Electricity Lab:
PDF DOCX
How does the Wiggle-Bot work? Learn about electrons, circuits, and the other basics of electricity. Ages 8+.
Wave Lab:
PDF DOCX
Add markers to your Wiggle-Bot to make a Scribble-Bot, use it to draw waves, then learn about the relationship between waves, frequency, and amplitude. Ages 8+.

Challenges:

Build a Scribble-Bot to make artwork! Or compete to make the fastest Wiggle-Bot! See the Go Guide documents for challenge instructions.

Regular Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Regular version of the kit.
Super Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Super version of the kit.
Engineering Notebook:
Simple Version
Full Version
Available at two different learning levels, TeacherGeek Engineering Notebooks are designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. We recommend keeping extra copies of this on-hand for kids during activities.

Other Resources:

STEAM Market-It Challenge:
PDF DOCX
Add the STEAM Market-It Challenge to any completed TeacherGeek activity to teach students how to turn their TeacherGeek design into a retail product. Students will learn the 4 'Ps' of marketing - Product, Placement, Price and Promotion. Students have the option of completing a commercial, a billboard or retail packaging as a summative assessment.
Engineering Notebooks:
Simple Version
Full Version
Available at two different learning levels, TeacherGeek Engineering Notebooks are designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. We recommend keeping extra copies of this on-hand for kids during activities.

TeacherGeek Tools

Make even more innovative Wiggle-Bots with these optional tools!


Multi-Cutter

Cut dowels, strips,
recycling bin items, etc.

Reamer

Ream splines (teeth),
from holes so
dowels spin freely.

Screw Driver

Drive screws into holes.

Mini Hammer

Tap dowels into
other components.

Slip Joint Pliers

Grab nuts, bend
wires, etc.

    Wiggle-Bot Components

    What comes with the Wiggle-Bot?

    Regular Kit (Single)

    Lots of parts (including extras) so you can
    make your own innovative designs!

    1x Mixed Gear Set (4 Gears)
    2x Perpendicular Blocks
    1x AA Single Battery Holder
    1x Small Motor w/Leads
    2x Steel Building Wire (300 mm)
    2x Dowels (300 mm)
    2x Dowels (150 mm)
    1x Dowel (75 mm)
    1x Dowel (50 mm)

    Super Kit (Single)

    More parts means more innovation!
    Add TeacherGeek tools to make even more creative designs.

    2x Connector Strips
    1x Hole Plate
    2x Screws (#10 25mm)
    2x Nuts (#10)
    1x Mixed Gear Set (4 Gears)
    3x Perpendicular Blocks
    1x AA Single Battery Holder
    1x Small Motor w/Leads
    4x Steel Building Wire (300 mm)
    4x Dowels (300 mm)
    2x Dowels (150 mm)
    1x Dowel (75 mm)
    1x Dowel (50 mm)

    Regular Kit (10-Pack)

    Enough Wiggle-Bots for your whole class! (up to 30 students)

    10x Mixed Gear Sets (4 Gears)
    20x Perpendicular Blocks
    10x AA Single Battery Holders
    10x Small Motors w/Leads
    20x Steel Building Wire (300 mm)
    20x Dowels (300 mm)
    20x Dowels (150 mm)
    10x Dowels (75 mm)
    10x Dowels (50 mm)

    Super Kit (10-Pack)

    So many parts - so much innovation!

    20x Connector Strips
    10x Hole Plates
    20x Screws (#10 25mm)
    20x Nuts (#10)
    10x Mixed Gear Set (40 Gears)
    30x Perpendicular Blocks
    10x AA Single Battery Holders
    10x Small Motors w/Leads
    40x Steel Building Wire (300 mm)
    40x Dowels (300 mm)
    20x Dowels (150 mm)
    10x Dowels (75 mm)
    10x Dowels (50 mm)

    This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 6 and above with adult supervision.

      Science, Math & Engineering Standards

      TeacherGeek products fit proposals, grants or lesson plans with ease! Explore more resources below:

      NGSS Standards Spreadsheet:
      PDF DOCX
      NGSS standards matrix for all TeacherGeek activities.
      ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet:
      PDF DOCX
      ITEEA standards matrix for all TeacherGeek activities.