Spare Parts

Author: Joshua Davis
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 9780374712655
Size: 15.20 MB
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Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition—and yet, against all odds . . . they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country—even as the country tried to kick them out.

Spare Parts

Author: Joshua Davis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374183370
Size: 10.12 MB
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Tells the story of how, with the help of two inspiring science teachers, four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara.

Spare Parts

Author: Joshua Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781443436052
Size: 13.43 MB
Format: PDF
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The true story of four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix and how they took on the best from MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Championship The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by George Lopez, directed by Sean McNamara, and starring Marissa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Michael Quezada, and George Lopez, La Vida Robot is an underdog story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who form a robotics team. With $800, used car parts, and a dream, they build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition, taking down reigning champion MIT.

Spare Parts

Author: Rebecca Emberley
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781626726161
Size: 13.35 MB
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Meet Rhoobart. He's tarnished and tattered and, worst of all, his heart's broken. He'll have to go to the Spare Parts Mart, dig through their parts, and find a new heart. Meet Poptart, the robot. She's energetic and smart and has her own ideas about broken hearts. "You just need a jump start!" And that's how two robots who are nothing but spare parts meet and make each other whole in this riotous and rhythmic robot love story from the creators of The Ant and the Grasshopper and The Crocodile and the Scorpion.

We Have The Technology

Author: Kara Platoni
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465073757
Size: 18.18 MB
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An award-winning journalist investigates how scientists and citizens around the world are re-tooling our senses—and what their discoveries are teaching us about the nature and future of human perception

Robotics

Author: Kathy Ceceri
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 9781936749799
Size: 15.95 MB
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Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space. In Robotics, children ages 9 and up learn how robots affect both the future and the present. Hands-on activities make learning both fun and lasting.

Junius And Albert S Adventures In The Confederacy

Author: Peter Carlson
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610391559
Size: 19.43 MB
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Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help of slaves and pro-Union bushwhackers. Their amazing, long-forgotten odyssey is one of the great escape stories in American history, packed with drama, courage, horrors and heroics, plus moments of antic comedy. On their long, strange adventure, Junius and Albert encountered an astonishing variety of American characters—Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, Rebel con men and Union spies, a Confederate pirate-turned-playwright, a sadistic hangman nicknamed “the Anti-Christ,” a secret society called the Heroes of America, a Union guerrilla convinced that God protected him from Confederate bullets, and a mysterious teenage girl who rode to their rescue at just the right moment. Peter Carlson, author of the critically acclaimed K Blows Top, has, in Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy, written a gripping story about the lifesaving power of friendship and a surreal voyage through the bloody battlefields, dark prisons, and cold mountains of the Civil War.