Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects

Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects

by Robert Malone
     
 

Robots and kids: a perfect combination. From R2-D2 to the Transformers to WALL-E, robots are a source of endless fascination. Now comes an irresistible book and kit that shows how to make ten different robots—that move—out of the most ordinary things from around the house. By delivering an experience that’s so much richer than putting together

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Robots and kids: a perfect combination. From R2-D2 to the Transformers to WALL-E, robots are a source of endless fascination. Now comes an irresistible book and kit that shows how to make ten different robots—that move—out of the most ordinary things from around the house. By delivering an experience that’s so much richer than putting together a model, this book gets to the essence of creativity and imaginative problem-solving and shows how to be an inventor, designer, and engineer all in one.

Created by robot expert Robert Malone, chairman of the Automation Hall of Fame, the plans are ingenious and include a materials list (rounding it up is like a treasure hunt!) plus step-by-step directions illustrated with detailed, full-color photographs. The kit includes all the essential accessories: a battery-operated motor and two windup walkers, plus templates, dowels, beads, wire, mounting squares—and googly eyes.

Transform a leftover action figure into Armorbot. Start with a few paper cups, and presto, Cupbot. Repurpose cardboard boxes and tubes into the endlessly adaptable Boxbot—it even has a rotating head. From the tiny Hopbot—put it on the floor and you’ll see how it got its name—to giant Styrobot, here are ten plans to make a roomful of robotic wonders.

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Editorial Reviews

Time for Kids
“If you’ve ever wanted to be a robot engineer, now is your chance.”

Time for Kids

Robots Magazine
“144 pages of pure robo fun.”

Robots Magazine

Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine
“Frankenstein fans will love whipping up ten junk sourced robots.”

Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761154662
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
297,610
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 3.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Andrew Stanton
“It doesn’t get much cooler than bringing a robot to life. Trust me. This book will show you how.”

—Andrew Stanton, film director and creator of WALL-E, Pixar Animation Studios

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