RoboPots Intro


  • Introduces up-to-date electronics relevant to today's jobs
  • Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Attracts diverse learners
  • Adapts to 5th-9th graders
  • Cross-connects with math, chemistry, physical science, computer science, and allied arts
  • Increases STEM literacy in either after-school or in-school settings

Creating artistic flower pots that electronically water themselves every twenty-four hours is a blast with RoboPots.  Now, Gizmo Garden has documented the RoboPots curriculum with videos and a step-by-step guide to enable libraries, schools, and after-school leaders to join the fun.  This video shows students at Bristol Consolidated creating their RoboPots.

Experience to Date

As of August 2018, about 200 students have successfully created RoboPots.  Groups have been led by seven different teachers or librarians, some of whom had some prior technical experience and some of whom were novices.  Locations have included Bristol Consolidated School and numerous public libraries.


For more information on the RoboPots project, including how-to videos and a PDF of step-by-step instructions, click the Step-by-Step button.

RoboPots was created by Michael Lee.

Documentation written by Lynn Farrin and Judy Silver.