Make: Robot Magic - PDF

Make: Robot Magic - PDF

Learn robotics through magic… or enhance your magic with robotics! Welcome to your beginner’s guide to creating robotics-infused magic where you’ll learn to use simple DIY electronics and Arduino programming to create a treasure trove of magic bots and effects!

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"What you are about to read will take you through a journey of ideas. It will lead you down a path of creativity and a new look at the world and objects around you.—David Copperfield, 2021


Learn robotics through magic… or enhance your magic with robotics! Make: Robot Magic is a beginner’s guide to creating robotics-infused magic. You’ll be introduced to simple DIY electronics and Arduino programming to create a treasure trove of magic bots and effects, with readily-sourced materials and everyday objects. It’s magic through the lens of the Maker Movement, with a dedication to accessibility. Cardboard meets Arduino meets magic. All ages, backgrounds, and abilities will find clever, fun projects within these pages that challenge their creativity and explode their imagination.


Robot Magic is...
• Where magic and robots meet, where the sky is the limit for creative expression
through electronics.
• A clever mixture of the art of magic with the world of DIY electronics to create
an explosion of creative inspiration.
• For middle schoolers and beyond. For younger readers, too, with guidance
from a grown-up.
• For the beginner robot maker and DIY electronics tinkerer of any age.


This book explores the integration of DIY electronics with the art of magic. We’ll
explore the basics of the Arduino, which is an open-source microcontroller board
and compatible programming software, to program small servo motors, LEDs, and
other electronic elements to respond to our commands. We’ll explore concepts and
methods within the art of magic to mix those tools and skills into fully robotic magic
tricks and routines.

Specs:

  • eBook PDF : 220 pages
  • Reading level : 5 - 13 years

About the Author

Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a touring performer and content creator
with a family theater show full of DIY robotics and handmade magic. His robotic magic
videos have created viral stir on social media. Mario has appeared on Sesame Street,
NBC’s Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him “the best
kids magician in the world!!”