Build a Robotic Face

Build a robotic face that can make facial expressions using simple machines.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • cardboard
  • popsicle sticks
  • rubber bands (use to hold the popsicle sticks together)
  • paper
  • markers
  • hole puncher
  • brass fasteners
  • skewers
  • string
  • dowels
  • pipe cleaners
For Circuits
  • DC Motor
  • AA Battery
  • battery holder

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require complex motor skills, understanding of abstract concepts, or unusual materials to build.

Educator Resources

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