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MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: There are many electronics kits available from both the Maker Shed and beyond. What is a gadget you wish existed in kit form so you can put it together yourself at home?

I would be delighted to assemble a robot similar to the Yellow Drum Machine, but with a twist. I would want it to roam around autonomously, store the noises it makes, then organize them into note names once it docks with my computer so I can make melodies with it.

Post your responses in the comments section.

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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