An innovative aspect of the project is that (unlike mainstream classroom practices), the students are not encouraged to work with pre-fabricated robots but to construct their own robotic artefacts using a set of low-cost tools and technologies. While they are working on their robotic artefacts, they are exploring the underpinning abstract and/or complex STEM concepts and transform them into tangible learning experiences. In other words, robotic artefact construction is used as a vehicle for experimentation and sense making.

Another innovative aspect of the project is the embracement of the idea of the STEM Clubs. We envision STEM Clubs as places where new ideas are generated, STEM is creatively practiced and people from different disciplines but with interest in STEM can meet-up and join their forces.