We just signed a lease on an absolutely beautiful, light-filled, corner, ground floor space on the Upper East Side! And boy are we excited!!!
Our Future Upper East Side Home
Thank you all for your support and encouragement over these past four and a half years. The reason that Brooklyn Robot Foundry is growing is because of you, and because of the stories you share with your family and friends. Over 90% of our new customers learn about us through word of mouth! It makes me giddy to think about all the exciting, fun, and rewarding things we’ll be doing in the next four years. Thank you!
Where is it? 1595 2nd Avenue on the Upper East Side
When will it officially open? We don’t yet have the official date but we will be open before summer.
Will you offer summer sessions? Yes and registration is now available on our website! The sessions start July 11th and run through September 2nd.
More information & registration
I registered for summer at the Tribeca location but want to switch to this new location. Is that possible? Sure. Just let us know and we can do the swap!
April 25th-29th is Spring Break for NYC Public Schools. We are offering a fun full week of robot awesomeness. Each robot will feature some sort of spring. You are welcome to sign up for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. Receive a 5% discount if you do all 5!
Here’s the robot breakdown:
- Monday: A glowing robot with limbs made out of springs, plus a bumper car!
- Tuesday: A vibrating robot with springs that make it move in a crazy way, plus a light piano!
- Wednesday: A bouncing, spinning springy robot, plus a robot bird that really tweets!
- Thursday: A magnetic UFO, plus a completely handmade accordion!
- Friday: A spinning, glowing wand with a magical switch, plus a launching machine!
Brooklyn Information & Registration
Tribeca Information & Registration
Staying in town for the long weekend? Join us to make two super fun robots! We’ll experiment with the power of gears and fiber optics by each building a unique truck and Spring decoration!
We have a few spot still available at both locations. Grab yours now!
Brooklyn Info & Registration
Manhattan Info & Registration
On the weekends we offer 1.5 hour long classes for mixed age groups (4-10 year olds). The classes are offered on one Saturday and one Sunday per month at each location.
The classes are designed to accommodate multiple levels of builders. We will organize the room into stations so that we can build different robots during the session. You will be able to choose in the registration process which robot you want your child to build. Each child will build one robot which they will take home with them.
Check out the links below to learn more!
Manhattan One Time Classes
Brooklyn One Time Classes
All events and retail hours for January 23rd and 24th have been canceled due to the storm.
There’s nothing more fun than building robots on a day off school! This day we’ll use three motors, a bit of engineering, and a lot of ingenuity to make two really novel projects!
In the morning, we’ll start with our favorite brand new project. Called the Determinator, this robot is simple to make, yet it can help make life’s trickiest decisions: What’s for dinner? What should I wear? Which dance move should I do? There’s lots of room for creativity in this project. So far we’ve made one version into a fun game and one into a pizza-decision-maker. We can’t wait to see what your children will make these into!
In the afternoon, we’ll build Drawing Bots. To make the drawing bot, we’ll build a parallel circuit with two motors. The bot has detachable markers, so you can switch out different colors. When you turn the bot on it swirls in circles, making a crazy spiral of colors on the paper. It’s remarkable to see how easily machines can do some things that are so hard for humans!
Manhattan Details & Registration
Brooklyn Details & Registration
Happy New Year!
Today- Dec 31st we are closing our retail store at 4:30. Tomorrow, Jan 1st we will be closed. Our retail store will reopen on Saturday from 12-7.
Our afterschool starts the week of January 11th. And our first weekend class for 2016 is on January 9th at our Manhattan location- details and registration.
We at the Brooklyn Robot Foundry want to wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season and best wishes for a fantastic new year!
Just a reminder that our fall after school semester ends next week. The final day for fall after school is Thursday, December 17th.
Winter semester will begin on Monday, January 11th. Spots still available for Manhattan and Brooklyn.
It has been a wonderful semester filled with some of our best robot creations to date! We have loved working with your children and look forward to seeing them at future events.
We will be holding our regularly scheduled after-school classes on Wednesday, November 25th.
There will be no classes Thursday-Sunday.
Retail hours in Brooklyn will be Friday-Saturday 12-7:00pm.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for your continued support!
xo Robot Team