What is a Turnabot?

  • Nondestructive, combat robot that you can battle for hours on end¬†
  • 150 grams – just right to fit in your pocket!
  • Great way to jump into competition, keep your driving skills sharp without downtime for rebuilding, or just have fun with friends

Endless fun, win or lose, jump back in because Turnabot’s fair play!


Who are we? We are the Siegels...a fun, crazy family who embraces adventure and loves a challenge! If we aren't in our workshop, you will probably find us traveling around in our vintage (1996) RV, remodeling, playing games, or hanging outdoors with our dog, Molly.

Turnabot grew out of our enthusiasm for science and our desire to inspire others. We hope to be a bridge between store bought toys and designing your own creation. During the pandemic we started homeschooling, and as part of the science curriculum we started building simple robots from recycled tubs, popsicle sticks, motors, and simple circuits. We all learned a lot, but we soon realized that most of us have a drive for competition but have no idea how to make that leap. We are here to help!

This amazing young lady created everything on this site (other than this section, which she begrudgingly let us post). She requested Adobe and WordPress classes, designed the logo, came up with the slogan, and built the site. She’s also a master at soldering small parts.








Hi guys! We had a fantastic weekend at Robotica, the brand-new robot event in ComicPalooza 2022! The trip there was very exciting because we decided to bring one of our arenas onto the plane. The arena is very compact for a great battling space, but as a checked bag,...

Battle in the Backwoods 4!

Hi guys! This past weekend we (the Siegel family) got to go to Battle in the Backwoods 4. This was the second combat robot event in Tennessee that we attended this year. Jason and Jenna Rogers, who hosted the event, went above and beyond to make sure everyone felt...