Inspiring Minds – Bristle Bots

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Delivery Partner

Canterbury Christ Church University


TBC with school


TBC with school

Year Groups


Delivery style

Face to Face - in school

Group size

Approx. 60-70


2 hours

Part of a series


About the activity

During this 2 hour activity, students will make their own very basic tiny robot from a simple battery, a toothbrush head and a tiny mobile phone vibrating motor to create their very own Bristle Bot. The students then examine the nature and language we use around robots. For example, does Siri really listen? Why do we assign human characteristics when describing robots or computers? When looking at the definitions of being alive – can we apply these to computers and robots?

Subject areas


Activity themes

Broadening Horizons and Aspirations
Understand and Develop Academic Knowledge and Soft Skills

Gatsby benchmarks

7. Encounters with further and higher education

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