Resources & References: TECHNOLOGY

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Books
Robotics merit badge pamphlet
Cook, David. Robot Building for Beginners. Apress, 2002.
Erlbach, Arlene. The Kids’ Invention Book. Lerner Publishing Group, 1999.
Macaulay, David. The New Way Things Work. HMH Books for Young Readers, 1998.
Valk, Laurens. The LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 Discovery Book: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Programming Robots. No Starch Press, 2010.
Voltz, Stephen and Fritz Grobe. How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects.
Chronicle Books, 2013.

Websites
Appalachian Mountain Club Navigation Showdown
Compass vs. GPS
List of Robot Competitions
roboGames
Robotics Education and Competition Foundation
Smartphones

Related Program Features
Engineering, Geocaching, Multimedia, Project Planning, Science

Photo and Illustration Credits
(Shutterstock.com, courtesy: teenager, ©Samuel Borges Photography; globe, tablet, and phone, ©violetkaipa), (Shutterstock.com, courtesy: ©Monkey Business Images) (Shutterstock.com, courtesy: phone and laptop, ©Epsicons; GPS, ©sarahdesign)

Acknowledgments
We are grateful to Greg Carstens, Ron Colletti, Ph.D., Ed Wolf, and Jim Virgin for their assistance with developing the Technology program feature. Greg is an audio video design engineer for the
University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Ron is a senior research scientist for the Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri. Ed Wolf is a product manager for Uber Technologies in San Francisco, California. Jim is from Vancouver, Washington.

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