Are you ready for a challenge?
"Have you tried bowling with a robot?"
"Built a man sized robot with a parachute, or a huge bubble machine?"
Erik has designed these challenges specifically for inspiring children. Some projects can be replicated at home or in the classroom, others are just to show what amazing things YOU can invent with Strawbees. They all encourage inquisitive young minds to get (ridiculously) excited about engineering.
Challenge 06: Musical Instrument
Erik wants to invent a wind controlled synthesizer, during the prototyping stage he comes across different challenges including fidelity and lag of key input. He calls on his Strawbees team mate Kristofer, together they end up having a pretty awesome jam session!
Challenge 05: Tower Factory
Up for one of the largest Strawbees building challenge?
Watch Erik and Team Strawbees build a 10m tall Strawbees tower made from a square and a helix structure over a few hours. ( Epic failures and testing teamwork scenes included 🙂 )
Challenge 04: Chain Reaction
Key of building chain reaction - use what is around you and start mapping out a fun sequence!
Erik's track definitely shows the high ceiling example of chain reactions! Watch the thought process behind three of his models!
Challenge 03: Giant Bubble Machine
Ever thought about building a giant bubble machine?!
Erik, of course, takes it to the next level and as a summer special builds a GIANT outdoor bubble machine. No matter, small or big - everyone went crazy over it! See the result for yourself!
Challenge 02: Indoor Boomerang Game
Can you invent a fun indoor game with a cardboard boomerang?
Watch the video to find out more how Erik invents a simple boomerang target and then ups his game by coming up with an automated micro:bit robotic target.
Challenge 01: RoboBowling
Watch our first pilot focused around making games!
RoboBowling using just a few Strawbees, building straws and a bit of coding with Quirkbot. Watch the video to see the Eriks building the pins and robot racer and see who of the two Eriks will win the game!