Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019
What can be better to guide kids (5 - 9 years old) through their first steps in electronics than cute handmade robots?
This book takes items as simple as toy motors and wood sticks and transforms then into a multitude of little robots that move and perform some actions.
I love how the book starts by taking tiny steps through basic electronics in order to make important modules that will later be used for the robots. The projects in the book are inspiring and include a version of R2-D2, a sweeping robot, a boat bot powered by sunlight, and many more. The instructions are clear and detailed but succinct. Additionally, the book provides a myriad of photos that make it very easy to follow the written instructions. For the most part, the projects in this book require materials and tools regularly found in a craft room or garage; when additional materials are needed, the book offers several distributors (yet it does not offer the exact details for direct purchase) where those materials can be purchased.
In sum, I believe this is a great book to introduce kids to robotics and electronics. It would be a great book to include in the libraries of middle or even high schools, in city libraries, and in the digital libraries of families who enjoy spending time together working on projects that are equally educative and fun.
Note: I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased opinion.