Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Rob Ives
Publisher: Hungry Tomato
Robots are involved in so many aspects of everyday life. Build Your Own Robots is an excellent book for young engineers to use and be inspired by. There are eight robot projects included in this book. A robodog and a robocrawly bug are just a couple of examples of the innovative designs included in this creative read. Young readers will spark an interest in engineering while being entertained at the same time as they explore this unique book.
When compared to the Build Your Own Boats book that is part of this series, this particular book is much more challenging. The projects will require much time and patience. The designs are so unique and intricately thought out, yet a lot of the robots are made with things that are found around the house. The step-by-step instructions are very clear and easy to understand. There are also photographs that help the reader see each step so as to gain a better understanding of what the final product will be. The author has done a wonderful job of providing a one of a kind book to stimulate creative thinking and hands-on applications.