It's Not a Box: the Robot Edition

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2019 Summer Program

How to make a robot? Practice.

Make a robot pet. Start with a small box. With scissors and tape, paper and wood scraps, add legs and wheels. Add ears, eyes, and a tail. Add a collar. And a name tag. A good beginning – it needs a name.

Now, start with a box big enough to climb into. Cut a screen for seeing. Add noisemakers or lights for signaling. Add a port for adding 'fuel.'

Move on. Invent tools and toys for your robot. And continue on from there...

Inspired by Antoinette Poris' Not a Box 2007. A story of thinking inside and outside of boxes.

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