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Makey the Robot has become something of a MAKE mascot. We really like the little fella, with his Hollywood good looks. Makey was a featured project in MAKE Volume 19, our robot issue, and now, our favorite in-house metal head can also be found on Make: Projects, with the complete details of the build. The project is not an easy one, but in the process, you’ll learn basic metalworking skills as well as the electronics and programming.

My Robot, Makey

More:
Intern’s Corner: How I designed Makey
Intern’s Corner: How I designed Makey, Part 2
Young makers make Makey robots

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.