Junk Drawer Robotics

Junk DrawerStart with a “trunk of junk” (clothespins, paper clips, paper, cardboard, scraps of wood and assorted nuts and bolts). Add imagination and elbow grease. Stir. Have fun!

The three levels of Junk Drawer Robotics introduce you to robotic arms, hands, and grippers; move on to power transfer and locomotion; and end by connecting mechanical and electronic elements.

Project Requirements
  • Junk Drawer Robotics |pdf |
Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office to learn more.

Member Materials
  • Junk Drawer Robotics: Youth Robotics Notebook*
  • 4-H Project Record Book | doc | pdf
  • 4-H Involvement Report | doc | pdf |

Leader Materials
  • Junk Drawer Robotics, Level 1: Give Robots a Hand*
  • Junk Drawer Robotics, Level 2: Robots on the Move*
  • Junk Drawer Robotics, Level 3: Mechatronics*
Optional Supporting Materials


*Available through your county extension office.