The world in which our children are growing up is becoming increasingly technological. BYOR was developed to teach children how to deal with this responsibly. Using waste as a raw material, they design, build and program robots, devices or interactive art objects themselves with the BYOR kit. Read more about our mission.

What is BYOR Build Your Own Robot?

BYOR | Build Your Own Robot is a set of electronics that allows you to build your own robot, device or art object in no time. The electronic parts of the different BYOR kits are easy to use and versatile in materials such as cardboard, wood and plastic. Use recycled materials such as scrap paper, old packaging and various craft materials to make the structure your own. When the creation is complete it can even be programmed by adding the Micro:Bit. With BYOR you will learn all about design, programming and recycling in the most active and fun way! Quick to get started? Check out the possibilities in our shop.

How does BYOR | Build Your Own Robot work?

BYOR consists of three different parts, the input-partsthe output-parts and the Easyboard (brain). It all starts with the brain, which has an input side (blue sticker) and an output side (green sticker). On the blue side the input parts (blue) are connected and on the green side the output parts (green). If they are connected straight across from one another on the board, they will respond to each other. Connect the parts (+ a power bank to power the brain) and the electronics work. It's as simple as that!

All blue input parts are sensors, they will detect something, all green output parts will do something. There are four different input and four different output parts. All green parts respond to all blue parts, so you can mix and match components!

Input parts

Remote Sensor
Light sensor
Sound sensor

Output parts

Stepper Motor
LED Light

The next step is to fix these parts on cardboard or other materials. This can easily be done with split pins. You can also go directly programming with the micro:bit.

The video below explains what BYOR is, how it works and how you can best use BYOR in your own creations!

Feel like building your masterpiece? Each of the BYOR kits contains all the parts you need to get started right away. Check out the possibilities in our shop.

Freedom in design

The parts of the kit can easily be attached to free materials such as cardboard. With the BYOR kit children are free to design their own robot or device. If a 3D-printer or lasercutter is available, it can also produce (parts of) the robot. There are many more possibilities, see also our inspiration page.

Program your own robot

When the standard operation of the Easyboard is no longer sufficient or when new functionality is needed, the Easyboard (brain) can be upgraded by adding the Micro:bit. This chip is simple to use and therefore easy for children to program themselves in a visual programming language.

The video below explains how to program with BYOR and micro:bit the easiest way.
Basic knowledge of BYOR is needed, so watch the video first above if you haven't looked at it yet.

In the full kit and the starter+programmer kit the micro:bit is standard. For the rest it is as an upgrade readily available. Check out our shop for these sets and all other possibilities.