A Page Turning Robot Can YOU turn a book page using a robot?

Have you ever been reading a book and you arms start to feel tired and sore? Well, not any more, there is is a new, easier way to read using only a build it yourself robot, some connecting pieces, a small toy rubber tire tread, a book, and a tin can.

What is code?

When you hear the word code what do you think of? Well, If what comes to mind is what code means, different languages of code, and the low and high levels of code then your right but do you know what they are? You may think of the word code as a secret language, but code is really just an arrangement of words to shorten sentences, it can also be used to program. There are two levels of code. One is the low level and the other is the high level. If you thought that high level is harder and that low level is easier, then you’re wrong! Believe it or not, it's the opposite! The low level is harder and high level is easier. If you try to memorize every coding language you probably won’t get far because there are so many. A couple examples of coding languages are Jass, Java, Joss, C+Y, NA, C, and one of the hardest, Javascript. Those were only some of the many coding languages you can use.

advanced code

What is a robot?

A robot is a very unique piece of equipment which is used in many ways. Robots are very important and are used in many ways. A robot is a machine designed to execute one or more tasks automatically with speed and precision. But do you know what a robot is made of or what it resembles? You will walk away knowing significantly more about robots than you do right now. Robots have many parts. One of which is the sensor, sensors are very important because they react to heat, light, and pressure which they then send back to control the robot’s operation. The most important part of the robot is the program. The program is the part of the robot that tells it what to do, and how to do it. Without these parts a robot would never function correctly. Did you know that most robots resemble some type of life form such as a human or animal. Some examples of robots that resemble humans are 4m tin can robot and mip. So the next time you hear the word “robot” you will think about what robots resemble and the two main essentials.

Nao the robot

My Project

For my genius hour project I decided to make a robot turn book pages. At the beginning of the year when we did our passion brackets in the final round I could not decide between reading, and robots so I decided to combine them. I made this project come to life by thinking outside of the box, working through problems I hit along the way, and never giving up. This project works by the robot sitting on a slant while a wheel with a rubber tire tread on it lightly brushes against a book page making it slightly go up. After that an arm attached to the other wheel comes around and hits the page so it turns all the way, therefore turning book pages. This is how I made my project work using a build it yourself robot, some connecting pieces, a rubber tire tread, a book, and a tin can.

4m tin can robot
Created By
Mace Britton


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