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In this weeks edition of The Latest in Hobby Robotics, Andrew and Frits are looking at a big question in life: “Why build a robot?”

And they have at least one fun reason: Solve a challenge. Frits’s favorite challenge is discussed in the show: Crossing the Gap Challenge

Also in this show, is featured music made with aid of the Yellow Drum Machine, a robot that you can learn how to make in Make Magazine volume 27, scheduled to hit the stands on July 26th.

The Yellow Drum Machine (hit!) single “Dandelion pop” is out on iTunes and similar music stores

Yes. It’s a robot with its own single on iTunes, and you can learn how to make one ;)

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