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We sent out the third edition of our Make: Robot Build Newsletter today. Things are starting to heat up. Folks are already coming up with some cool ideas for the designs, such as experimenting with thermoforming the CD/DVD material to make various shapes for their robots. Visits the Robot Build area of the Forums to see what builders are up to and to join in the conversation.

One of our bot-builders, Kurt Meredith, has started a project blog to document his bot design and construction. In a video on his blog, he unboxes his Jameco robot parts bundle. (Note: You do not have to use this bundle to participate in the contest.)

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[Click on image to see video]

If you want to keep up with the Robot Build, here’s a handy checklist:

[  ] Robot Build Contest Landing Page
[  ] MAKE Flickr Pool (tag all images "coasterbot")
[  ] MAKE Forums Robot Build Discussion
[  ] Jameco Robot Parts Bundle (not required to participate in contest)
[  ] Read back issues of the Robot Build Dispatch Newsletter:

You can still sign up for the Make: Robot Build Newsletter by providing your name and email address here:




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