Six year olds are not much different than 40 year olds…other than having no life experience to dampen their enthusiasm. I was excited that my boy wanted to build a robot, but was nervous that his expectations of an autonomous C-3PO might be a bit beyond my abilities.
I started him down a path that would ensure that we were on the same page, and that I wasn’t agreeing to something that wasn’t going to come to fruition. So the first thing we did was “design” what the robot would look like and how it could move.
So with my expert art skills I sketched out his description while he told me how he wanted the robot to move. I offered a little guidance, in order to avoid being committed to a 6ft bi-ped that could take over the world. And that’s how the E1 Chair Bot was born.