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James McLurkin, Robotic Ants Inventor
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McLurkin as a young boy, playing with blocks


McLurkin as a young boy, playing with blocks



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McLurkin as a young boy, playing inside a cardboard box
McLurkin as a young boy, playing inside a cardboard box


McLurkin’s childhood Lego collection
McLurkin’s childhood Lego collection


McLurkin jumping his bicycle on a homemade ramp
McLurkin jumping his bicycle on a homemade ramp


McLurkin’s first robot, made from a remote-controlled toy car
McLurkin’s first robot, made from a remote-controlled toy car









McLurkin as a Youth

“I didn’t have the notion of being an inventor as a kid--[I] was too busy inventing.”

“I wasn’t trying to do some esoteric research. I was having fun. Mostly I was trying to build better toys than those you get in stores, which are always lamer than you really want.”

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