At Robot in a Can, our fundamental goal is to give learners access to engaging, low-cost and easy-to-navigate tools that will make Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education inspiring and approachable.
Curriculum & Activities
Our activities are designed to encourage students to explore and develop skills through an integration of important concepts with exercises with real-world context.
At the center of our ecosystem is the robotics kit. To complement it, we offer a wide range of services from short demonstrations to 40-week curriculum. We also offer consulting services for making custom curriculum activities for the classroom, and for professional development.
Classes focus on hands on demonstrations, prototyping, and design thinking. These training workshops are designed to be easy enough for a 6 year old to begin tinkering and build confidence, but topics scale in complexity to be suitable for any age. Topics range from building cardboard robots, painting with light, to mesh networking and home automation for more technical audiences and hack-a-thons.
Events & Community Collaboration
We work from our own little Makerspace in Montreal and are very involved with the community. Contact us and we can collaborate! We participate in Maker, engineering, education, digital art, and robotics events. For larger events, we can lead staff training to offer a unique experience to your attendees or we can bring our own staff to host programming.
Educational Visits & After School Programming
Through in-class or after-school programs, we guide learners on how to use our kit and apply it to numerous individual and collaborative projects with different learning outcomes and scientific principles. The duration of our programs range from 4 to 40 weeks. We visit and set up shop in your learning institution, library or any other venue. We bring with us all the necessary equipment to create interactive and engaging demonstrations of projects and ideas.
We provide a bundle of educational materials and tools for educators to teach foundational principles in coding, electronics and robotics. Let your learners and attendees experience and take home something unique and memorable!
We provide educators with guided, interactive sessions where we explore the concepts, approaches and reasons to integrate STEAM in activities in and outside the classroom. We develop our programs aligned with validated educational standards and approaches, and strive to provide reusable and flexible materials educators can adapt and adopt for themselves and their learners.