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Discovery Kids Build Your Own Robot Kit

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Build a Robot provides a unique interactive guide to robots in their many guises, and includes everything you need to build a trio of performing robots.

Robots work for and with us in hundreds of ways, from performing repetitive tasks to exploring the galaxy. Discover how they interact with us on every level - then build three different wind-up models of your own and set them whirring into life!

About the Author

Steve Parker graduated with a BSc (Honours, First Class) in Zoology and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He has written more than 200 books and has edited or contributed to over 100 more.

About the Illustrator

Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, United Kingdom. His work has been published in every continent except Antarctica.

In order to build increasingly complex robots, most professionals and hobbyists use knowledge they have acquired when building previous robots. Instead of building one robot, you can learn how to use individual components with the objective of building your own “” to use to undertake a larger, more complex design in the future.


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There are lots of complex, and time consuming ways to build a robot, but there are also many simple and easy ways. This is a great starting point for anyone who is interested, and wanting to get started with this hobby.