The Robot Book
The Robot Book ›
By Bobby Mercer

PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Published Oct 2014

How to use reuse and recycle components and supplies to build a variety of devices


The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or no cost using common household objects and repurposed materials. From learning how to turn a toothbrush, an old cell phone or pager, and scrap wire into a Brush Bot, or how to hack a toy car to hotwire a Not-So-Remote Bot, each hands-on project contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Explanations of the science and technology behind each robot—including concepts such as friction, weight and mass, center of gravity, kinetic and potential energy, electric circuitry, DC vs. AC current, and more—are also included.

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Science in Motion

Chicago Review Press's Science in Motion series gives readers aged 9 and up a chance to build dynamic working models of boats, planes, cars, rockets, balloons, and almost everything else that moves. Each project includes materials and tools lists along with detailed, step-by-step instructions with photographs and occasional explanatory diagrams. Most projects use easy-to-find materials that are free or inexpensive, and can be quickly built. Perfect for class projects and design competitions, the books include background on the scientific principles at play—ideal for teachers and interested parents as well. Titles in the series include The Flying Machine Book, The Motorboat Book, The Paper Boomerang Book, The Hot Air Balloon Book, and The Racecar Book, with many others soon to come.