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      Feb 19, 2018

Kids tech studio on wheels Robotvilla! A dream come true!

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From a dream…

Exactly a year ago, in the summer of 2016, Robotvilla popped into my mind and the blog about kids, code and robots was born. Now the blog is actually going to bloom into a Kids tech studio on wheels! A Kids Tech Trailer if you will. I have no idea how the concept of this tiny house on wheels is called in English but you see what I mean in the picture 🙂

Yes, I did it! I found this beautiful tiny house and it’s a dream come true for me. I wanted a maker space where I can go and discover the world of tech with the kids. Not only my own kids but anyone who wants to join! I didn’t want to rent a space, where I wasn’t allowed to do this or that, for example, put up a shelf or a light. Or where I was bound to contracts and all that sort of scary stuff. I actually didn’t want to be bound to a specific location. And there it popped into my mind; “I want a tiny studio on wheels!” That was it! But how? Where? What? A Caravan? Neh… A big truck or bus? Neh… A Camper? Nope… A “Pipowagen!!” Yes! That was it! (Pipo is a famous clown in The Netherlands who traveled around with is tiny house on wheels (a Pipowagen)). With a wagon like that, I can even come to the children, schools, daycare centers or birthday parties to give workshops! Kids can create digital jewelry, art,  build robots, code games or even design and print 3D stuff in the wagon. My imaginations ran wild.

To reality

So I immediately went on the internet and searched for days. I found lots of trailers but they didn’t have the Robotvilla high tech *umph* that I was looking for. From cute Pipo wagons with red and white curtains and wooden heart details to wagons that were so badly taken care of that the mushrooms grew out of the roof…  Then I scrolled past this bright orange brand new custom made, amazing looking trailer and I fell immediately in love. It was very expensive and I needed to sleep on it for a night (or three), but after a lot of contemplating I decided to go for it but the trailer had to have a few extras. It was quite dark in there so I asked if they could build two extra windows and also loads of wall sockets. With all the high tech plans I’m surely going to need those. All in all the wagon was even more expensive with the extra’s build in, but I guess the saying goes; Go big or go home 🙂

The trailer is going to be decorated with my logo soon and I’m working on the interior and hardware in the trailer. The experience has to be perfect for my Robotvilla kids!

Stay tuned for more updates on the trailer and let me know what you think!

Robo greets,


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