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Build a Flitterbug Robot

Fly into the electrifying career path of Robotics by building a Flitterbug! Join Skills Canada Alberta alumna Laine Van Hardeveld and learn the basic skills of soldering, circuit boards, and energy transfer with a fun robot that you can personalize and make your own!

This session will be moderated by Craig Maynard.


Participants must have a soldering iron available during the session and must watch the Soldering Tutorial video prior to the session.

Tools and materials required:

  • Flutterbug kit
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Side cutters
  • Solder iron (must reach 800 degrees F)
  • Solder (60/40 lead-free)
  • Ruler
  • Light source (LED lamp or LED flashlight work best)
  • Safety glasses

A well ventilated area is required when using the soldering iron (small amount of smoke will be released).

Registration Maximums

Students are required to work in teams of 2-3 to complete a Flitterbug. Schools may register 10 teams of 2 to start, and may request waitlist spots. To adjust your team sizes to 3 students, contact