What some of you may not know about Make: Projects is that it’s a full wiki platform, able to handle long-form articles and tutorials, not just step-by-step projects. In celebration of the robot theme here on the site, and the new robot issue of the mag (MAKE Volume 27), we’ve built out the Robotics section of the Make: Projects platform. Now, in addition to the many bot projects we feature there, we have laid the foundations of a beginning skill set in robotics. It contains, among other things, excerpts from Gordon McComb’s amazing, classic Robot Builder’s Bonanza, my own Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots, and content from last year’s highly successful Make: Robot Build that we did here on the site. Over the coming weeks we’ll be adding more content from these sources.

So, check it out, see what we have so far, and since it’s a wiki, feel free to flesh out some sub-sections on your own. The Sensors, Actuators, Communications, Vision Systems, and other sub-sections are begging for content.

[Above image is of the HUL-10, Steve Joiner and his son’s third place winner in our Make: Robot Build CoasterBot contest. Winner bots of the contest were displayed at the Jameco Electronics (the contest’s sponsor) booth at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010.]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always wanted my own robot…maybe now I’ll actually get around to building one.