About Robotfun

Robotfun is a new concept in entertainment and education in the UK. We’re all about building, programming and using robots to learn and to have a good time. Our robots can be used, programmed and controlled in many different ways.

Robotics is for everyone

Robots. They’ve always fascinated people, right from the time when they were first imagined and described back in the 1930s, to the present day. In films and on TV they’ve been all shapes and sizes. good and bad. Robots build our cars and electronics, and explore the places where it is difficult or currently impossible for humans to go, such as the deepest oceans and the furthest reaches of the Solar System.

Closer to home, robotic lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners are becoming affordable, freeing people from the drudgery of repetitive jobs like these.

Robots are having more of an influence on young people’s lives as well. The intelligence that can now be programmed into a robotic device using modern electronics makes them brilliant toys for children of all ages.

These are the ideas that led to the creation of Robotfun. We’ve brought together a whole bunch of state of the art robots from the UK, the US and elsewhere. We want to use them to promote learning the essential skills of programming and controlling systems, but to have a great time while doing so. Our robot themed creative workshops of activities are a great idea for after school clubs and kids birthday parties.

STEM Ambassador

The owner of Robotfun is a fully qualified and experienced STEM ambassador based in Ipswich. He  worked with the Education Team at his previous employer on their outreach and virtual robotics programmes, with Primary and Secondary school age children. He has an enhanced DBS certificate (available for inspection on request).

Supporting the Primary Computing Curriculum

Robotfun fully supports the Primary Computing Curriculum (PCC). Our robots can be constructed and programmed by children of all ages. Working with robots is an engaging way to fulfill many of the requirements of the Computer Science part of the PCC, such as

Key Stage 1

  • Understanding what algorithms are, and how they work
  • Creating and debugging simple programs
  • Learning how to use logic to predict how a robot will behave

Key Stage 2

  • Breaking down a problem into logical sub-tasks
  • Goal oriented programming
  • Programming physical systems