Sunday, 15 December 2013

Aspirations for a robotic helper

The boys love of LEGO is no secret, they enjoy their regular LEGO Family Blogger deliveries.  I have just noticed you can also buy LEGO books, these look a little old for my two at the moment but at the rate eldest is going I would not put it past him to ask for something more challenging by the time he hits his teens.

He does say he wants to be a scientist when he grows up but I think he might be an engineer.  His skill at building is already very impressive, so in a couple of years he might move onto tougher models or robots.  This book is for children as young as 10 so he does not have long to wait.

My brother was always tinkering with things; pulling them apart and then hoping he could put them back together (before my mum noticed!).  So its quite possible he will take after his Uncle and then of course his Daddy loves computers so combining both together he might well start on more complex projects.

If he learnt the basics of programming he could have his robot run obstacle courses but ideally I hope he can train it to bring me cups of tea!  Surely all the years of helping him build DUPLO when he was a toddler should benefit me at some point!  Maybe he could make a few robots and they could take care of the ironing and the cooking, freeing up more time for me to blog!

I think I might see what else Active Robots has to offer; the idea is growing on me quite nicely!  Although I did like watching Robot Wars on television such a shame that is no longer airing, I could have entered eldest into that.  Anything to keep him busy and doing something other than playing computer games!

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