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Making Simple Robots by Kathy Ceceri

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Afterword: What I Learned Writing This Book

One of the things they don’t emphasize enough in most books of projects for beginners is that learning to be a Maker involves failing.

Sometimes, a lot of failing.

In the course of putting together the projects in this book, I was reminded of that fact on a daily basis. Like the Beatty family with their Box of Shame, I still have the remains of projects that didn’t quite work the way I wanted, or that were accidentally ruined because of a lack of skill or sheer bad luck.

It may not be pretty, but it works.
Figure A-1. It may not be pretty, but it works.

There are also quite a few half-finished projects in my Multiple Large Storage ...

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