Saturday, March 28, 2015

Building a "Scribble Robot" With the Energizer Bunny!

The Ontario Science Centre
My kids and I descended upon the Ontario Science Centre this morning, to build a "Scribble Robot" using Energizer EcoAdvanced batteries.  This was part of Energizer's "Join Our Journey" initiative, which encourages the next generation of thinkers to begin a STEM journey of their own (science, technology, engineering, and math).  

EcoAdvanced batteries are lauded as the world's first battery made with 4% recycled batteries.  Energizer's goal is to ultimately offer a battery made of entirely recycled materials, and by the year 2025, they hope to reach 40%.  
The Energizer Bunny & My Elated Son
There were smiles all around, as the Energizer Bunny paid a visit to the children at the event.  Even though the kids were exuberant, the Bunny was tireless--and never seemed to run out of "energy".

Then the kids built their own simple "Scribble Robot", using only a paper cup, tape, magic marker, paper, clothespin, AA Energizer EcoAdvanced battery, and a wired propeller!  What a fun little machine!

VIDEO: Click the video below to see the "Scribble Robot" in motion! 

VIDEO: Our Scribble Robot

CONTEST (CANADA):

Hey young Canadians, Energizer invites you to "Join Our Journey" by entering drawings of your dream creature to joinenergizer.ca!  The winner will get a chance to work with experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), have the creature brought to life with the Energizer EcoAdvanced battery, AND win $10,000 towards an RESP!

For details of the contest, click the VIDEO below!

What career do you think your child or grandchild would pursue with a $10,000 RESP?  Do you believe that batteries containing other recycled batteries are a step in the right direction for the environment?

8 comments:

  1. What fun!! I could see my kids entering this contest actually. I haven't thought about batteries containing other recoiled batteries But it makes sense. I think one of my daughters will be a teacher so I think we need our RESPs.

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  2. I could definitely use some RESP money!! I love any contest that can help us out that way ... but also, the premise of this one is particularly cool. I am hopefully my kids will really take an interest in STEM. It's the future.

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  3. How cool is this? $10,000 towards RESPs goes a long way. I'm going to check this out.

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  4. What a great contest!! We love energizer! They are quality batteries!!! RESP Money is definitely something my kids could use!

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  5. What a great product! I'm happy to hear Energizer has created EcoAdvanced batteries. If my DD won $10,000 I bet she'd use it towards a degree in veterinary medicine. She loves animals.

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  6. This makes me happy. Since learning how bad batteries can be for the environment it frustrated me that not more companies would do something about it. I am excited that Energizer decided it was time and went a head with it:) Plus it is also nice there is the possibility of winning $10 000 in RESPs with two boys anything helps:)

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  7. What a great initiative! Good work Energizer! :-)

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  8. Recycling batteries is certainly a good step, it's better than it being in the landfill where it could potentially contaminate our drinking water and environment. $10,000 would be an awesome investment towards any kid's future.

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