Buddy 2020 – SCOPES-DF

Lesson Details

Age Ranges
Fab-Safety.1, Fab-Fabrication.1, Fab-Design.1

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Andrea Fields
Andrea Fields
K-12 teacher
Andrea has been making and teaching in fab labs and other innovation spaces since she was 15 years old. She has a master’s degree in civil engineering and currently manages an early childhood fab lab and her own consultancy. She… Read More


This lesson is inspired by the robot Buddy 3000 who is brought to life in the movie. When all the pieces of Buddy came together, with added belief, the robot could do unimaginable things. Thanks to Journey’s belief and not giving up, she brought her mom’s idea to life.

Students will create their own version of Buddy 3000 using paper, scissors, and an adhesive. Just like Journey, children will be able to use their imagination and hands to fabricate a robot that can come to life.

What You'll Need

  • Computer + Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • Crayons/markers


Lesson Materials

The Instructions

Print Pages

Download the attached PDF and print all the pages.

Download the attached PDF and print all the pages.

Color each piece

Here is were you will design each component of your robot.

Make sure you are coloring each piece completely. Each page contains enough pieces to build a robot. You can mix pieces from each page if you would like.

Glue or tape together your robot

Here is where your robot will come to life.

Before you glue or tape your robot together, lay out how you would like you robot to look. This will give you an chance to see how your robot would look before you glue or tape the pieces together. Maybe your robot doesn’t have legs and it hovers over the ground? Maybe your robot have no arms?? Be creative and make your robot 202 one of a kind!

You did it!

Congrats on finishing your robot!

You have completed all the steps! If you have time, you should make another robot using your left over pieces. You can take it a step further and make your own pieces on a bigger sheet of paper!


  • (Fab-Safety.1): I can safely conduct myself in a Fab Lab and observe operations under instructor guidance.
  • (Fab-Fabrication.1): I can follow instructor guided steps that link a software to a machine to produce a simple physical artifact.
  • (Fab-Design.1): I can be responsible for various activities throughout a design process within a group under instructor guidance.

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