A small robot design produced by Parallax as a learning tool.
ActivityBot Robot Kit
At the least, a new experience. The cost was low and it provides an application for my experiments with the Parallax SPIN microprocessor/computer. I also considered it would be a great constructive introduction to my 9-year-old granddaughter to robotics, rather than just playing with mindless social media toys.
I am hoping that when she realizes someone like herself can write instructions that can control little robots, she will become involved. That’s my hidden agenda. I am not setting out to make that my intended goal. Just make it interesting enough she decides for herself. She currently states she LOVES science projects. Robotics are a form of the science of logic and control, Mars ROVER, etc.
Many grade schools use these robots as school projects. I hope I can give her a head start. Maybe even encourage someone in her school(s) to offer the program. Meanwhile “gramps” can do what I can to plant the seed.