tinker totes

Students are full of great ideas, and that’s a great place to start when it comes to inventing. Tinker Totes come with a variety of materials that students can use to invent their own creation using robotics.

What are they?

  • Take-home kits that allow students to tinker, make, and INVENT!
  • Unstructured, open-ended, imaginative projects


  • Helps students/participants gear up for future invention opportunities
  • Provides access to unique materials that may participants otherwise would not have access to
  • FREE to students

For Companies and Partners

  • Provides service opportunities to large groups of employees
  • Directly support programs the STEM Action Center
  • Opportunities to get involved in future maker learning programs
  • If your company would like to support Tinker Totes, please contact Allison Spencer at [email protected]

What's inside the tinker totes bags?

ScooterBots Kit

Popsicle Sticks with Holes

DC Gearbox Motor "TT Motor"

Four Pack of AA Batteries

4 x AA Battery Holder with Premium Jumper Header Wires

4" Wooden Dowels

3-Bladed Trefoil Propeller Fan for DC Motor

Wheels and Axles

Rubber Bands

Plastic Belt Pulley

Orange Wheels or Black Wheels

Cardboard Sheets 5x7

Cardboard Rivets


Electrical Tape

Pencil Sharpener

Mini Bag for Rivets

Ziploc Bags 4" X 6"

STEM Pencil

Direction Sheets

Inventory Sheets

We are looking for company sponsors for this program! If your company is interested in supporting Tinker Totes, please reach out to Allison Spencer, Utah STEM Foundation Director at [email protected]


Utah STEM Action Center
3848 S. West Temple
Suite 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115