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Interview with D.S. Rippy, author of Pirates in the Robosphere

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D.S. Rippy has a background in health, science, and technology, and is an advocate of lifelong learning and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is his first book of fiction. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

In his just released book, Pirates in the Robosphere, Ryan Ferris has no idea what lies ahead when he wins an invitation to a summer robotics camp. He and his new friends work on their animal bots, meet some amazing people, and create their share of mischief and music along the way. Little do they know their adventure is just beginning. As classmates, this group of six boys and girls go on to share experiences they could never have imagined. But the most incredible experience of all proves to be the most dangerous. When the friends learn that one of their greatest teachers is in life-threatening peril half a world away, they must rise to meet a challenge that will test them as never before. Even with the help of their bots and some super smart colleagues from nearby Weatherall University and an air base in Nevada, they feel totally unprepared. Can the friends and their bots rise to the occasion when it matters most?

LIsten is as Dan discusses his book, robotics for kids, and much more.