Building Your Own Robots

Building Your Own Robots : Design and Build Your First Robot!

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Fun robotics projects that teach kids to make, hack, and learn!
There's no better way for kids to learn about the world around them than to test how things work. Building Your Own Robots presents fun robotics projects that children aged 7 - 11 can complete with common household items and old toys. The projects introduce core robotics concepts while keeping tasks simple and easy to follow, and the vivid, full-color graphics keep your kid's eyes on the page as they work through the projects.

Brought to you by the trusted For Dummies brand, this kid-focused book offers your child a fun and easy way to start learning big topics! They'll gain confidence as they design and build a self-propelled vehicle, hack an old remote control car to create a motorized robot, and use simple commands to build and program a virtual robot-all while working on their own and enjoying a sense of accomplishment!

Offers a kid-friendly design that is heavy on eye-popping graphics
Focuses on basic projects that set your child on the road to further exploration
Boasts a small, full-color, accessible package that instills confidence in the reader
Introduces basic robotics concepts to kids in a language they can understand

If your youngster loves to tinker, they'll have a whole lot of fun while developing their creative play with the help of Building Your Own Robots.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 142 x 216 x 7mm | 210g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119302439
  • 9781119302438
  • 142,129

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A robotics book for kids!

Have you ever wanted to build your own robot? Now you can! All you need are some basic tools, an assortment of common household materials, and the fun projects you'll find inside in this book! Follow simple steps to build a variety of different robots! BrushBot--create a cute robot that shimmies and shakes...out of your old electric toothbrush! MouseBot--entertain your cat with a robot that zips and zooms across the kitchen floor HackBot--take apart a radio-controlled toy and reengineer it as an expandable robotics invention system

Project Requirements: Tools - Hot melt glue gun, pliers, screwdriver, wire cutters, and scissors

Materials - Common toys and household items including a battery-operated toothbrush, a radio-controlled toy car, electrical tape, and similar items you may already have
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About Gordon McComb

Gordon McComb, has written over 65 books and several thousand magazine and newspaper articles. His specialty is teaching young minds about new technology.
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