Hello, My name is Philip Robbins and I'm an Artist-Researcher-Teacher and I have been lucky enough to present internationally at the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) annual National Convention held in Chicago, Illinois (2016), San Diego, California (2014), and Fort Worth, Texas (2013).
My professional interests include design, digital photography, robotics, sculpture, painting, and website design. My work experience includes corporate training and software implementation at Presagia, developing two 3D printing courses for Digital Media Academy (2015 & 2016), classroom teaching in the Computer Science department at Lasalle College in Montreal, and teaching fine art and technology education at the high-school level in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
My professional highlights include - International public speaking while and after completing my M.A in Arts Education, Facilitating two Wooden 'Punts' builds on Fogo Island, NL; Facilitating three Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle Teams (ROVs) in Pasadena, Stephenville, and St. Georges, NL; and participating in Quebec's FIRST Robotics League as a mentor.
My Publication History
 Robo/graph: Using Practical Arts-Based Robots to Transform Classrooms into Makerspaces - Philip Robbins and Dr. Shaunna Smith, Art Education, Vol 69 - Issue 3, NAEA
My Presentation History
 Transforming Classrooms into Makerspaces - CSEA_SCEA: Visual Revival, Halifax, NS
 Do-it- Yourself Robotics: A Practical Demonstration of an Interactive Art Project - NAEA: National Conference, San Diego, CA
 It's Alive! An introduction to art-based electronics including Arduino, EL Wire, Makey Makey, Drawdio, and more... - NAEA: National Conference, San Diego, CA
 Do-It-Yourself Robots: A Practical Demonstration of an Interactive Art Project - NAEA: National Conference, Fort Worth, TX
Resources for DIY-Robotics
- Bristlebots - Evil Mad Scientist Laboratory
- Bristlebot Kit - Kalani Robotics Team
- Robotic Parts - Robotshop.com
- Artbot - GeekDad by MAKE
- LED 'Throwie' - Graffiti Research Labs
- Electronic Playdough - GeekDad by MAKE
- Arduino - Official, MAKE, Parallax (Board of Education for Arduino)
- More materials and tutorials: Adafruit
Photos and Design by PNR
Designs by Jillian C. Parsons