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Did you catch us on Shark Tank?

Our STEM Center USA Co-Founders Melissa & Lavanya Jawaharlal appeared on Shark Tank this past Friday, October 30th! We are passionate about exciting the next generation of STEM leaders. We believe that regardless of what students grow up to become, it is vital that they have a basic technology foundation. We created our products out of a need we saw when working with our own students at our robotics creativity center in Claremont, CA.

The Shark Tank episode is focused more on our center (rather than our Pi-Bot and Technical Alphabet). Check out the link below to watch our 6 minutes on ABC!

Jawa Sisters pitch STEM Center USA on ABC's Shark Tank

(we start at ~31.42)

October 29, 2015


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Catch a Sneak Peek of Us on the Tank

Excited about tomorrow? We definitely are!

Chris Sacca Takes a Bite Out of a Fellow Shark

Check out this sneak peek clip released by ABC and Yahoo. It looks like Chris Sacca and Lori Greiner got into some friendly debate over our pitch! Tune in Friday night to find out!

Feeling Nervous & Excited,

Lavanya and Melissa


October 15, 2015

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STEM Center USA to be on Shark Tank!

Hello Friends,

We have incredibly exciting news to share with everyone! Melissa and Lavanya will air on Shark Tank on Friday, October 30th at 9 PM on ABC. Tune in to hear them pitch the creativity center and products!

September 20, 2015


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Welcome to Our New Center

We moved our center to a new space in Claremont, CA! Our Robotics Creativity Center is a space for students from 5 years old and above to exercise their creativity as they design, experiment, and program. We started out of our family's living room, moved to a space that was barely a thousand square feet in Pomona, CA and are now in a space double the size. If you are in Southern California or visiting the area, come visit us and say hello! We designed it ourselves - a mega undertaking this summer! Here are some pictures of our new space

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and we hope all is going well for you! We are working on some new, exciting programs and will keep you updated! 

Much love,

Melissa & Lavanya

March 05, 2015


Pi-Bot Review - "An All-Inclusive STEM Robotics Kit"

Wow, we just saw a really wonderful, encompassing review by Eric Shi, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo. Check it out now at the link below!

Reviewing the Pi-Bot: An All-Inclusive STEM Robotics Kit

Here's his "conclusions" on the Pi-Bot:

"This is a great kit where a lot of thought was put into how to keep the price low while having a rich feature set. I highly recommend this kit to parents who are looking for a all inclusive robotics STEM kit."
Thank you, Eric!!
January 13, 2015


Back-ordered Pi-Bots are here!

Back-ordered Pi-Bots are here!! We had some delays with customs but we have picked them up and will ship out all back-ordered kits within the next 2 days.

Happy New Year!!

September 17, 2014


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Pi-Bot V1.5 are a week away!

Our version 1.5 of our kits are ALMOST here! We are going through  final prep and will be shipping out these upgraded kits by next week (9/22). As a reminder to some of our improvements for this version, the main updates include:

  • Higher quality screwdriver
  • Added pliers within the kit
  • New, better speaker that can be used to generate tones
  • Improved spacers and fasteners for smooth assembly (will use a new supplier)

Shipping Update for all Pre-Orders!

We are very excited announce that your pre-orders will be going out this week!!! Domestic Pi-Bot are guaranteed to arrive this month.


It has been quite the journey getting through our Kickstarter orders and we are a day away from our last batch of international Pi-Bots and pledges. Lavanya and I have learned so much these last couple months and thank you for your support, understanding, and your early-bird pre-orders!


We'll update you shortly. Do follow our progress through our Kickstarter updates, our facebook page, and check out our current Pi-Bot manual and codes and video tutorials.


Thank you!


Much love,


May 11, 2014

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Pi-Bot Box Labels Completed!

Here are some of our boxes labeled - coming to your doorstep shortly! The inside of the boxes are still being set-up but to see our Pi-Bot kits in a presentable way is such a great feeling! It's like completing the cover of a book or adding the title page to a big's our "bow tie" :)
May 04, 2014


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Pi-Bot Logo!

As an engineer and designer, I appreciate good, simplistic design but when it comes to branding and logo design, the journey to make something I am happy with has been a long one!


After much thought and many design phases, we are excited to present our new Pi-Bot logo! We hope you like it :)