|Regular Wiggle Bots||Super Wiggle Bots|
|Single SKU: 1823-17
10 Pack SKU: 1824-57
|Single SKU: 1823-16
10 Pack SKU: 1824-56
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.
Make it Scribble: Create a marker-holding Wiggle-Bot that draws crazy and fun patterns on a sheet of paper. The patterns will change, based upon your Wiggle-Bot design; make it roll, hop, vibrate, spin, or go crazy. It's up to you!
Race It: Create a Wiggle-Bot that can get somewhere in a hurry. Compete against other Wiggle-Bots, or go for a personal record. Race it straight, or through a wandering course. You've seen vibrating robot bugs in the toy stores. Now you can design and build your own. This can be an elementary, secondary, or university level activity.
Hack It: You can use Wiggle-Bot components to make your own inventions. We've used them to make a fan, paddle boat, motorized puppet and other cool things.
Print It: Wiggle-Bots play well with 3-D printers. If you have one, you can download or design components for them. Wiggle-Bots allow you to develop/prototype ideas that can be replaced by or enhanced with 3-D printed parts.
Wiggle-Bot Activity Document Downloads
Everyone loves to wiggle! Engineer a motorized contraption powered by your imagination. You can engineer and design anything you want: a scribble-bot, a racing-bot, a dancing-bot, even a paddle-bot. The possibilities are endless!
This is a real engineering project (not a toy). What does that mean? You get to design and build your own unique Wiggle-Bot or Super Wiggle-Bot, rather than just following directions. Start in the Electricity Lab and connect TeacherGeek components to learn about the flow of electrons while using a battery to power an electric motor. Then, start building a Scribble-Bot in the Build Guide to use in the Wave Lab. Learn about frequency and wavelength with the scribbles your Wiggle-Bot makes. Then, compete in exciting Design & Engineering Challenges with your unique designs.
Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format. If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.
This guide will help you get started creating your Wiggle-Bot. Then play, tinker, and invent new kinds of Wiggle-Bots.
What do you need to know about an engineering challenge? First… you are never done. Every design can be improved, so students should be working on improving their Wiggle-Bots and Super Wiggle-Bots until the very last available second.
Design, build, test and evolve different Racing-Bot configurations during these engineering challenges. Use the Engineering Notebook to improve your design.
These optional Wiggle-Bot and Super Wiggle-Bot Lab Activities are excellent for classroom and educational use.
Download the Classroom Overview
Brief overview about the TeacherGeek Wiggle-Bot activity, procedure, concepts, vocabulary, background information, and supplementary resources.
Engineering Notebook and Other Helpful Documents
Solve any engineering problem or challenge using the Design and Engineering Process and the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook. Outlined in an easy-to-use and kid-friendly worksheet, cycle around the process to continually improve your design. It is recommended that extra Engineering Notebook pages are on hand during all Engineering Challenges.
Additional activity handouts are also available below in PDF format below.
STEM Engineering Notebook Pages
Example Wiggle-Bot Engineering Notebook
Example Wiggle-Bot Engineering Notebook Pages
Wiggle-Bot Idea Sheet
Handout for your Wiggle-Bot ideas
Yep, we just just said it... "Wiggle Who". We promise to use better grammar from here on out.
Wiggle-Bots are a "Rock Star" activity for:
- Kids: Ages 5-18
- Classrooms: 2nd-12th Grade, Elementary, Science, Technology, Engineering
- Clubs & Troops: Scouts, 4-H, Maker, etc.
- Birthday Parties
Ages 5-11 should be supervised by or work with an adult
You've probably already figured it out; Wiggle-Bots are all about getting kids/students to innovate. True innovation is a big deal. It's the difference between following and leading; or copying and creating. Wiggle-Bots set out to inspire the innovators of tomorrow.
Wiggle-Bot components and resources are all specifically design to facilitate innovation. Wiggle-Bot's use Teachergeek™ components, which allow kids to easily experiment, change their designs, and integrate other materials (recycling bin or other materials you have available).
When kids innovate, they engage like never before. They take pride and ownership. Solving the challenge brings them a tremendous feeling of success and accomplishment.
Wiggle-Bots do not get old, like many other activities, because designs can always be modified and improved. Kids/students learn far more from their design revisions than they do from their original design.
Here's what comes in a regular Wiggle-Bot Pack:
Here's what comes in a Super Wiggle-Bot Pack:
Gear Transmission Using Super-Wiggle-Bot Components:
Component colors will vary. You'll need a few other materials to make your Wiggle-Bot. You should have them laying around.
- AA Battery
- 2 to 4 Markers (if you are building a scribble-bot)
- Recycled Materials (food packaging, cardboard, etc)
Wiggle-Bot components are designed to work with your recycling bin (used food packaging). They allow you to turn recycled materials into working contraptions.
Science & Math Standards
TeacherGeek products fit proposals, grants or lesson plans with ease! Explore more resources below:Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Standards Download - PDF
NGSS Standards Spreadsheet - Editable /Searchable Excel Sheet
International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet