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Build a Bot Buddy (Kids)

Learn about coding, robotics, and cool inventions that change our world.

Robotics engineering : learn it, try it! by Edwin J Sobey

Discusses the basics of robotics and presents instructions for robotics projects, including building a mobile platform, building a hand, and writing a program.

Robotics for young children : STEM activities and simple coding by Ann Gadzikowski

"This book offers ideas for introducing young children to both the building of and the programming of robots through playful, developmentally appropriate activities. Suggested materials include traditional toys like blocks and clay, household items like clocks and radios, and tech devices like tablets and robotics kits"--

Discover robotics by Douglas Hustad

"Did you know that robots play a very large role in the lives of humans? Discover the new ways that scientists hope to use robotics in the future in this high-interest book."--

FIRST robotics by Nancy Benovich Gilby

"Makers of all ages are using LEGO bricks to create robots. In this book, students learn more about this recent innovation through detailed explanations built to foster creativity and critical thinking. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information."--

Everything robotics : all the robotic photos, facts, and fun! by Jennifer Swanson

They fix spacecraft, dance, tell jokes, and even clean your carpet! From the tiniest robo-bees to gigantic factory machines, robotics is all around you. This technology isn't just for science-fiction anymore -- it's real and more relevant than ever. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about robotics

Robotics : from concept to consumer by Wil Mara

"Learn about the history of robotics and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--

How things work : discover secrets and science behind bounce houses, hovercrafts, robotics, and everything in between by Tamara J Resler

Maker comics. Build a robot! by Colleen A Venable

"The family toaster is preparing to take over the world with an army of evil robots, but he needs your help to build them! Several obstacles lie in his path: his homework, a pesky little sister, and even a dastardly kitty cat. Just follow his instructions to build a series of robots and world dominiataion is within reach! With [this book] you can create a bunch of (non-evil) robots of your very own! All you need are a few everyday items that can be found lying around the hosue and some simple components you can order online. Just follow the easy instructions in this book to build a robot that can move on its own, sound an alarm, and even use a sensor to respond to the outside world!" -- Back cover

I can make remarkable robots by Kristina Holzweiss

Robotify it! : robots you can make yourself by Elsie Olson

Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Robotify It! Robots You Can Make Yourself, kids will make a mini monster robot that responds to light, a spinning robotic pencil holder, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace

Robots by Cody Crane

"Learn all about robots, from how they are designed and built to which exciting new kinds of robots you might see in the future."--

Robots and drones : past, present, and future by Mairghread Scott

Presents the history of robotics, from the world's earliest mechanized robots to modern machines used in the home, in the military, and in space exploration.

Flying robots by Elizabeth Noll

"Engaging images accompany information about flying robots. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--

Robot by Andrea Buller

Explores the latest technology in robotics and describes the many different types of robots and how they are built and used in today's world.

Building better robots by Angie Smibert

"Building Better Robots offers a cutting-edge, comprehensive look at one of science's biggest challenges. Includes a look at the history of the topic, recent breakthroughs, key facts to consider, and questions that remain unanswered."--

Animal robots by Erika L Shores

"Simple text and full-color photographs describe eight different robots that mimic animals and the work these robots do."--

You wouldn't want to live without coding! by Alex Woolf

Coding in the real world by Heather (Heather K Lyons

A beginner's guide to coding by Marc Scott

Presents an introduction to coding for young computer users that focuses on the programming languages Scratch and Python, with step-by-step, illustrated instructions for a variety of coding projects.

How to be a coder : learn to think like a coder with fun activities, then code in Scratch 3.0 online! by Kiki Prottsman

"Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practice by trying out the simple programs provided in the online, child-friendly computer language Scratch."--Amazon.com

Girls who code : learn to code and change the world by Reshma Saujani

Introduces the relevance of coding and shares down-to-earth explanations about coding principles and real-life stories of women programmers who work at such places as Pixar and NASA.

The book of inventions : amazing ideas that changed the world by Tim Cooke

"Explore the world's most significant, innovative and amazing technological inventions in association with the Science Museum. Find out how, when and why the inventions which we take for granted today happened, and learn more about the people who created them. Discover how the cutting-edge technology of today exists because of the long line of inventions and discoveries that came before. See inside mysterious machines to uncover how they function and what special materials they are made from. Featuring over 40 inventions, from flushing toilets to drones, microscopes to MRI scanners, this brilliant STEM-themed read will get kids interested in the technology and gadgets that make the world go round."--

Genius engineering inventions : from the plow to 3D printing by Matt Turner

125 cool inventions by Crispin Boyer

Presents information about 125 interesting new inventions that showcase cutting edge technology, or are just clever and fun, from a hotel that floats in the air and a drone delivery service, to a toilet aquarium and self-driving toy cars

Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions by Robert Winston

Examines the remarkable achievements of more than fifty history-shaping inventors, from Leonardo da Vinci and Hideo Shima to Ismail al-Jazari and Sarah E. Goode, to explain how their innovations made important scientific and technological breakthroughs possible.

Cardboard box engineering : cool, inventive projects for tinkerers, makers & future scientists by Jonathan Adolph

"Working with simple household tools, kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications"--

Hubots : real-world robots inspired by humans by Helaine Becker

A showcase of robots inspired by humans shares detailed reports on machines that are intended to help people in the future.

Invent-a-pet by Vicky Fang

Introduces basic STEAM and coding concepts using a story about a young girl finding her perfect pet.

Robots by Josh Gregory

Present information about the past, present, and future of technological innovation fom the machines that make factories more efficient to the devices we use to simplify our lives, robots play a major role in the modern world.

Dream jobs if you like robots by Amie Jane Leavitt

Wouldn't it be cool to have a job working with or around the things you love? If you like robots, perhaps a career working with bots would compute for you! Maybe you feel driven to design driverless cars! Discover what it would be like to have a dream job working with robots

Facts vs. opinions vs. robots by Michael Rex

"Robots try to figure out the difference between facts and opinions"--

You wouldn't want to live without robots! by Ian Graham

The remarkable world of robots : Max Axiom Stem Adventures by Agnieszka Biskup

Weird little robots by Carolyn Crimi

"Eleven-year-old Penny Rose has just moved to a new town, and so far the robots she builds herself are her only company. But with just a bit of magic, everything changes: she becomes best friends with Lark, has the chance to join a secret science club, and discovers that her robots are alive. Penny Rose hardly remembers how lonely she used to feel. But then a fateful misstep forces her to choose between the best friend she's always hoped for and the club she's always dreamed of, and in the end it may be her beloved little robots that pay the price."--Amazon.com

House of robots by James Patterson

"Fifth-grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez struggles to fit in when his inventor mother requires him to take her latest creation, a robotic 'brother,' to school with him to learn to become a student"--

Spacebot by Mike Twohy

When a mysterious visitor arrives from outer space one night, a family dog makes an unexpected friend.

Betty builds it by Julie Hampton

"Betty can build just about anything. But she's lonely and longs for a friend--so she builds one! She welds on springs and attaches wheels while her little brother Toby zips around hoping to catch her attention. When Betty's creation goes haywire, Toby surprises his sister in a big way!"--back cover

Amazing makerspace DIY basic machines by Kristina Holzweiss

"Learn how to complete DIY projects dealing with basic machines and robots. Along the way, get a look at some of history's most incredible inventions and scientific discoveries."--

Rox's secret code by Nathan Archambault

Rox does not want to clean up her room, so she creates a robot to do her chores for her, but Chorebot gets out of control.

Pete the cat : Robo-Pete by Eric Litwin

When Pete's friends don't want to play the same games as he does, he builds a robot that will do whatever he tells it to, but soon learns an important lesson about friendship
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