Watching an animated robot is certainly amusing, but interacting with a robot is an experience! you can make interactive robots with unique personalities out of many common toys using the EZ-B Robot Controller. Check out the complete tutorial in MAKE v27.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

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    One example of the dramatic ways that toys can influence child development involves clay sculpting toys such as Play-Doh and Silly Putty
    and their home-made counterparts. Mary Ucci, Educational Director of
    the Child Study Center of Wellesley College, demonstrates how such toys
    positively impact the physical development, cognitive development,
    emotional development, and social development of children.[9]

    Toys for infants often make use of dis