To wrap up mini-maker week at The Children’s Museum in Easton, innovator and designer Steve Norris was our special guest maker who helped us celebrate robots!
Steve brought three robots for the kids to interact with; Huey, Frank, and Butler-Bot.
|Frank: Face-detecting robot|
- Huey is a color chasing robot, which is attracted to the color orange. Kids got to hold up an orange piece of paper as Huey followed them wherever they went.
- Frank is a face detecting robot, who recognizes the kid’s faces as they stand in front of it.
- Lastly, Butler-Bot is the robot made from a trashcan who was roaming the floor for almost two hours straight. Butler-Bot was also featured in the latest Transformers Movie! Steve spent a week on the set and had an amazing experience, he said that he never thought his hobby would take him this far.
Steve Norris is a software programmer and a writer for Robot Magazine. Writing for the magazine is Steve’s favorite hobby, where he gets to write every two months about the robots he builds. He has built 44 in total, one every two months, and has written in the magazine for just about all of them.
|Kids making their scribble-bots|