It was the boy's Summer project to build a robot. He made it from scraps in his father's garage. At first, the robot could do simple tasks like making sandwiches and sweeping the floor. By the Fall, the robot could bake a cake and sing cowboy songs. At Christmas, the robot dressed up as Santa and gave presents it had made for the family. By Spring, the robot did the family taxes and got back several thousand dollars. The following Summer, the robot would become their new overlord.