I supervised a 12 year old and 14 year old who built the DIY Nailbot STEM Kit over a two hour period. They spent the first hour building the kit and the second hour testing and using the Nailbot. They had a great time building the kit! One of their favorite things about the kit was being able to see the different parts that make up the Nailbot machine. It was fun to watch them problem solve and collaborate together, and they were ultimately successful in assembling the kit! They loved using the Nailbot after building it and could have spent hours browsing and printing the nail designs. The DIY Nailbot STEM Kit is an exciting product because I don’t know of many STEM kits that you can build and then use for a specific purpose afterwards. I’m looking forward to testing the Level 2 & 3 kits!
IDEAL AGE RANGE OF LEVEL 1 STEM KIT:
12+ with adult supervision recommended
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE LIKE IT?
The closest kits I’ve seen on the market are “build-your-own” computer kits like Piper and Kano, or various robotics & electronics kits that kids assemble then use. I haven’t seen anything like Nailbot that is specifically marketed towards girls!
Stephanie serves as the Program Director for PHabLAB at Palmer Hamilton. Previously, she served as Chief Executive Office of MakerGirl, a nonprofit organization that inspires elementary school girls to be active in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through 3D printing. With MakerGirl, she fundraised over $80,000, traveled the country in a mobile 3D printing lab, and managed over 30 student volunteers at five college campuses. She holds a B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was a student-athlete on the varsity swim team, and a M.A. in Educational Studies from University of Michigan. She is NC3 certified on Dremel 3D45 3D Printers, Dremel LC40 Laser Cutters, and Tormach xsTECH CNC Routers.