The Robot Factory by Tinybop


Create robots. Test robots. Collect robots. Build with exoskeletons, zephyr mechanisms, hydrostatic tentacles, machinos locomotors, G-Force mixers, and more! Make any robot you can imagine! Robot cats. Robot samurais. Robot spies.

*** iPad App of the Year ***

*** Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner ***

“We need more kids apps like Robot Factory” — WIRED

Robot wizards. Robot lizards. Robot dancers. Robot doctors. Robot moonwalkers.

The Robot Factory is the first app in Tinybop’s Digital Toys, a series of open-ended building apps that let kids ages 6+ create, test, play with, and collect whatever they can imagine. The second is The Everything Machine, an App Store Editors’ Choice and Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice.


  • Build thousands of different robots from 100 parts.
  • Test your robots to see if they will (or won’t!) walk, run, hop, and fly.
  • Try out physics-driven robot parts in real world situations; swap them out for different results.
  • Colorize your robots with nine different color schemes.
  • Record your own robot sounds.
  • Collect your robots in your own showroom. Keep an eye on them, day or night!
  • Make your robots dance.
  • Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly design.
  • Multi-user system: each child can create and save their own robots.
  • Entertaining for kids and adults alike.
  • No in-app purchases or 3rd party advertising. Play in peace!
  • Download The Robot Factory Technical Manual, in the app or on our website, for code of ethics and details about robot parts, gizmos, and tools.
  • Original artwork by Owen Davey, the illustrator behind TwoDots.
  • Original sound design.

Please note: to play with your robots on Apple TV, make sure you’re signed in to the same iCloud account on Apple TV as your iPad or iPhone.

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We take your and your child’s privacy seriously. We do not collect or share personal information about your child. We do not allow any third-party advertising.

If the camera, microphone, and other services are used in an app, your information is not collected or distributed outside of the app.

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Plan Price Details
The Robot Factory by Tinybop $3.99 Paid mobile app.


April 15, 2015

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