Walk like a Robot
n Christmas Day in 1945, Santa delivered a big red metal box containing the largest Erector Set on the market. It had two electric motors and metal parts to build an almost infinite assortment of devices, including a robot. That idea fascinated me, so I immediately got to work. What resulted was a wonderful 2-foot-tall metal man with lightbulb eyes and motorized legs capable of walking. I brought my robot to school and showed him to the class.
Within days I received a telephone call from KSL Radio inviting me for a live interview on one of their programs. I gladly accepted, arriving on Saturday morning at the appointed hour for the interview. They even took a picture of us.
FRANKLIN L. CHILD • HOLLADAY, UT
FRANKLIN AND HIS STEEL ROBOT were photographed for an article published inThe Children’s Friend magazine.