My son raced into the living room late one night. Yelling about a robot.
Why do all the interesting questions happen right before bed? I don't know - but will have to write about that later.
Right. A Robot. It's the same litany of wish fulfillment and disappointment cycle we've gone through since having to explain that "The Iron Giant" robot would be too big to fit in our back yard, and that I as an ordinary person, knew nothing about the programming necessary to make said robot.
Except this time, there's a Youtube tutorial showing how to do it. And my son is big enough to do some basic science-y things. *sigh* Then he mentioned it to a family friend who's an engineer. Oh great! "Let's do it over spring break," he said.
Here's the instructions we're following in case your family wants to make one too.
I have little to no excuses left, so I guess we are building a robot. Should be interesting.