Planet Makers gets kids into robotics
Categorie(s) : Education, News
Published : 5 December 2016
Planet Makers, a non-profit organization created this fall, has set up shop at Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school, thanks to the support of the Fondation Grenoble INP. Planet Makers was founded by two self-proclaimed Phelma engineering geeks, Jérôme Martin and Andréa Battistella, who both share a passion for teaching. Their goal: to get kids into robotics by letting them use a “DIY” approach to technology. Planet Makers is already active at the FabLab at science-education center La Casemate and at public youth outreach centers. Kids can come and make their own robots by assembling electronic and mechanical modules with sensors, motors, etc., and program them using a dedicated web app.
Planet Makers uses tools developed and commercialized by IziMakers, the company that Jérôme Martin and Andréa Battistella founded in October 2016.