Bristlebots Example
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 4:00pm


Grab your kiddos and join author and STEM educator, Michelle Mohrweis for a hands-on STEM workshop! Michelle will teach the kids how to build bristlebots, cute little robots that are made with just a toothbrush head, battery, and motor that rattle around randomly when the motor is connected to the battery, it's a great exercise to talk about movement and electrical circuits! Michelle will also lead a lander design challenge where participants are given two 3D printed little astronaut figurines and a cup, and are challenged to use random supplies and create a lander that will allow the cup to land upright after being dropped from high height, without the astronauts falling out. Tickets include all supplies, a copy of Michelle's book "The Trouble With Robots," and snacks! 

MICHELLE MOHRWEIS is a STEM Educator and space enthusiast. When not writing, they can be found launching paper rockets down the middle of their street. They live with their husband and two dogs in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking and hogging all the best spots beside the heater when it gets too cold. Follow them on Instagram @MichelleMohrweis and visit them on the web at

Evelyn strives for excellence. Allie couldn't care less. Together, these polar opposites must work together if they have any hope of saving their school's robotics program. Eighth-graders Evelyn and Allie are in trouble. Evelyn's constant need for perfection has blown some fuses among her robotics teammates, and she's worried nobody's taking the upcoming competition seriously. Allie is new to school, and she's had a history of short-circuiting on teachers and other kids. So when Allie is assigned to the robotics team as a last resort, all Evelyn can see is just another wrench in the works! But as Allie confronts a past stricken with grief and learns to open up, the gears click into place as she discovers that Evelyn's teammates have a lot to offer--if only Evelyn allowed them to participate in a role that plays to their strengths. Can Evelyn learn to let go and listen to what Allie has to say? Or will their spot in the competition go up in smoke along with their school's robotics program and Allie's only chance at redemption?


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The Trouble with Robots By Michelle Mohrweis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682636220
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree - September 5th, 2023

The Problem with Gravity By Michelle Mohrweis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682635957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree - September 26th, 2023