Saturday, March 13, 2010

Colton and Mike build a Robot!

Colton is really into taking things apart. He will bring me a TV remote control or an old satellite radio and beg me to take them apart. I have to be really careful about what I leave around. Mike gave him a bunch of old electronics last year and he spent hours taking them apart and using a glue gun to build new inventions. He asks me all the time if he can build an engine (not a motor, but an engine with gasoline.)
It just amazes me to see the stuff he can think up.
Today Mike and Colton stayed in the basement and put a little robot together. I really don't know how they did it. For the head they used an American Idol annoying toy from McDonalds(I thought I had thrown all those away). They used foam core to make the body and some simple motors and wires connected to batteries inside attached to wood sticks to make the arms. Colton was thrilled. When they turned it on it actually moved around! How Fun!