Handling electronics at a robot workshop
Sep 09: After their successful robot workshop in Mediamatic's Night Garden, Ralf Schreiber and Christian Faubel returned in 2009 to spread some more robot romance. In just a couple of hours they taught participants how to make their own, self-supporting robotic creatures. A circuit board, solar panel and motor formed the core of the kit. The robots are kinetic, which means to move when they are put in a light source. (An overhead-projector or sunlight). After you'd soldered the kit together, you could brighten up your new pal using Schmelzolan, synthetic granules that melt at 180 °C, and can be shaped into any desired form.