Robotvilla is in the air! – It finally hit me!

Live Robotvilla

Hurray, the Robotvilla is in the air! The idea of Robotvilla came to me in the summer of 2016. I worked many evenings and nights to bring my idea to life, and now it has finally happened! I’m very proud of the results thus far, now the only thing Robotvilla needs to do is grow.

The beginning of Robotvilla

The idea came to me when I got stuck with my previous mom/lifestyle blog. I didn’t have any inspiration anymore, and the blog felt like a burden. Creating content for that blog used to give me so much energy, but now it began to drain energy from me. The reason why this happened was, and here it comes, because I wasn’t passionate enough about the topics.

Mom and techie

One evening in May, I was talking about my blog struggles with my husband, and then it hit me: all this time, an important piece of my personality and life had been underexposed on my blogs. That piece being that I’m not only a mom, I’m also a techie! I graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam (Information Science), and I even wrote my thesis about a robot!

Philips - iCat robot

As a mom, I want to teach my kids about technology and coding. I think learning to code is equally important as learning to read and write. I want to learn my kids that they can create something themselves, that they can make their ideas and dreams reality. I’m not saying they should become software developers unless they want to. They should decide for themselves what they want to do in life. All I want to do is give them this powerful tool called computational thinking: a way of solving problems so that a computer could understand. Even more, I want this for all kids in the Netherlands… what… in the world! Think big, right?

Bam! Suddenly the subject of my blog was crystal clear. I am passionate about this topic, and here I can combine my mom-side with my tech-side, using the skills I learned and contributing to improving STEM education for our kids. (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Let me know what you think of Robotvilla. If you have any feedback, tips, comments or concerns, let me know in the comments below.

Robo greets,


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