- Age Range: 9 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 1000 (What's this?)
- Series: Build It Yourself
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Nomad Press; Build It Yourself edition (August 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936749750
- ISBN-13: 978-1936749751
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robotics: DISCOVER THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE with 20 PROJECTS (Build It Yourself) Paperback – August 1, 2012
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Real robots are among the most advanced machinery ever built. But the most interesting thing I learned putting this book together is that robot researchers and hobbyists use simple robotic models to help them understand and improve their designs! I hope my book will serve as a true introduction to robotics for kids (and adults) who know nothing about electronics. By building simple projects (including a few electronic hacks) you'll come away with an idea of what's going on behind all that complicated circuitry. But you'll also see how technology opens the door for creativity and innovation -- a true melding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with Art to create STEAM education!
You can find out more about the projects in this book, and news about robotics in general, on my website Crafts for Learning and on the Amazing Robotics Projects page on Facebook!
Top Customer Reviews
When he was five, his older cousin got a robot for Christmas and drove it into the living room with a remote control. For the first time ever, my nearly non-verbal son 1) noticed someone new was in the room, 2) made eye contact, 3) approached the person respectfully, not too close or too far. Then he said (still making eye contact!) "Hello, Mister Robot. I'm [Name]. How are you today?" and... you would never believe it if you knew him... waited for the robot to respond! My baby DID know how to make conversation! He WAS capable of interaction! I then burst into tears. And, of course, my son didn't notice my emotions.
My heart broke for him even as my boy made his bent so clear to me. I vowed to do everything I could to help my son make for himself that robot companion that was clearly his only hope for ever having a friend. Together he and I would create a world of androids to warm every Aspergian's heart.
In the five years after that episode, either my son or I have read every single book on robotics accessible to young people in the U.S.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome book on robotics, the history of robotics, and some experiments.Published 8 days ago by Alyson
Haven't been told by 11 yr old granddaughter if she likes or dislikesPublished 7 months ago by Pinky
My 9-year-old son has really enjoyed this book. It is full of fun trivia that he has been spouting to us all. It has definitely fed his interest in robotics.Published 8 months ago by Jenn Alexander