BYOR education

A very constructive learning process

Lessons from age 7 all the way to adulthood
Motivation by building your own creation
In 1 afternoon or with more depth
Re-use (free of charge) material
Design learning with different roles
Re-use parts in multiple creations

Originally, BYOR | Build Your Own Robot was developed for education. Applying BYOR can therefore be done in many different ways and at different levels. For example, once in the form of a workshopThe level of the course is determined by the level of the student, by a series of lessons given by BYOR staff or by the student's own staff, or during a study day. The higher the level, the more emphasis there is on the different steps in the design process. BYOR is an ideal tool to turn ideas into reality in a short period of time. To get started as a teacher in primary or secondary education there are various teaching materials and supporting documentation and videos.

Quick success, in-depth learning experience

Because the components of BYOR work directly out of the box and are easy to connect, students can quickly experience success with BYOR. After that, depth can be created in several ways: through design thinking with the design cycle and through programming the chip. Especially for education, there are the school sets from BYOR. These comes standard with teaching materials. The School Kit has enough components for 8 students and provides access to digital learning materials.


Programming with the BYOR kit is easy because all components respond to the same signal. Controlling a light is just as simple as controlling the different motors. This allows steps to be made quickly. Programming with BYOR is done via the widely acclaimed Micro:bit. This is a separate chip that you connect to your Easyboard (brain). From the moment the Micro:bit is connected, the Micro:bit takes over the BYOR brain and starts executing your self-made code. The Micro:bit can read and control the ports of BYOR via code. Creating code is super easy with Micro:bit. For more information see the video below or the programming guide on the Support page.
Because there is direct physical result in different ways, new possibilities for building with the components become clear. For example, the code for a blinking light can also let a servo-motor go back and forth. This encourages creativity with the many possibilities of programming.

Intrinsic motivation

Because the students themselves came up with a robot with a certain function, they are motivated to let this robot react exactly as they want. They can do this by diving into the code and programming the robot in such a way that it does its function perfectly.

Design Thinking

The BYOR kit allows children from 8 years and up to (quickly) build their own robots. During the workshops and lessons with BYOR, the design cycle is followed to provide an in-depth learning experience. The children start thinking about their target group, the context in which their design is used, the requirements of their design etc. Brainstorming and design sketches will be made during the process, as well as building prototypes with the BYOR-kit. The prototypes they build are assessed by their fellow students and in some cases really tested with the target group! At the end of the cycle, the design and test results are presented to the rest of the group.
By working independently in groups on the design, this process is perfect for learning the 21st century skills!

Ideal for Makerspace

The parts of the BYOR kit are made to be attached to anything. This allows students to craft a working robot with cardboard, but BYOR fits perfectly into the maker-education movement. Design (parts of) your creation with a laser cutter or 3D printer to get an even more challenging process. Ideal for use in a maker-space.