Closing the STEM Gender Gap One Art.Bot At A Time

By the afternoon, the girls had programmed sounds and touch points into Touch Board and were ready to assemble their talking bots. The alligator clips from the kit that the girls used for prototyping were replaced with more robust wires and conductive copper tape. We drilled holes to poke the wires from the back to the front. We secured both the wires and the creatures’ limbs with black duct tape.

We then helped the girls solder the wires to the Touch Board. By this time in the day, we were down to the wire—literally!