Did you know that one of the first moving, mechanical, creations was built in 350 B.C. by the Greek mathematician Archytas? His steam-powered bird, called the Pigeon, served as a model for would-be flight engineering. Here at the Exploratorium, we have a thing for things that clank, clunk, and calculate. Arduino is practically a second language here. That’s why we carry Yumbot Robot Cupcake Molds and ROBOCUP Measuring Cups, which are ready to serve you in the kitchen. Find playful inspiration with the Windup Planet Robot and Windup Tin Robot. Inspire your little ones with hands-on fun in Heather Brown’s The Robot Book, and Joe Rigg and Simon Mugford’s Rusty Robot Funny Faces book. Learn to crochet a robot with the Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make book. Build a scribbling robot with the Doodling Robot Kit, good for sparking imaginations of future robotics engineers.