Well, I count myself fortunate enough to have been able to be exposed to a lot of chances to “tinker” and learn but this experience would have been right up my alley, I think, as a child. I did have my share of tinkering camps, including one at which we built the equivalent of a rail gun using leftover telephone wire, pencils and a large battery. It was capable of sinking a needle into a cinder block.
This kind of encouragement to experiment, try, fail/succeed is something that I think is sorely lacking these days. It can be amazing to see the innovative solutions kids come up with for forts, games, and building things. Check out the video (and, as usual, the TED Talks program always seems to find these nuggets of brilliance).
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.