We’ve teamed up with Rolls-Royce to bring you a Summer Holiday challenge, as part of The Holiday Makers from the Year of Engineering. Enter the challenge and you could win tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil.

Introducing The Holiday Makers!

This summer, the Year of Engineering are encouraging children across the country to get making, inventing and having fun over the holidays.

The Holiday Makers is a brand new hub packed with fun activities and challenges that will help to entertain and inspire your children, keeping their minds sharp all summer long.

From weekly one-of-a-kind challenges and prizes to activities and events, The Holiday Makers has everything your kids need to engineer the perfect summer.

Each week there’s a new activity and this week, it’s the iOi’s Robot Arm Challenge!

The Robot Arm Challenge

This week, we’ve partnered with Rolls-Royce for the Robot Arm Challenge.

Humans have lots in common with robots, especially when it comes to arms. Where robots have rigid parts, humans have bones. Where robots have more flexible sections, humans have muscle. Already, robots are beginning to do more and more jobs, from picking up objects and moving them around to assembling products.

Now you can have a go at making your own cardboard robot arm as a family. Visit the Year of Engineering website to download the instructions sheet and get making. Follow the instructions and then see where your imaginations takes you. Once you’ve got your robo arm built you can be as creative as you like adapting, strengthening and customising it, so your robot is as individual as you!

At the end of the worksheet, there’s details about how you could win Cirque Du Soleil tickets for the family by sharing a photo of your robot creation before 31 August.

Visit the website to download the activity sheet.

A dad and two children with cardboard arms

What other challenges can you do with The Holiday Makers?

There’s lots of other challenges to have a go at, from beating a code cracker with the BBC to coming up with a desert island invention with Kids Invent Stuff. Explore the Year of Engineering website to get inspired.

A girl and a man building a cardboard arm

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