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Well, really we’re looking to attract robot enthusiasts, but robots won’t be turned away.  If you’re a member of a hackerspace or school robot club sign up to participate in the meetup right here and join robot fans around the world. Everyone who registers will get a free PDF download of MAKE’s Volume 34–which just so happens to include a special robot section. Once you download the PDF (which will be available until midnight Friday), you will automatically be signed up to win one of two Rovera robots. You’ll also get 15 percent off a Rovera 2WD or 4WD kit until Sunday at midnight. Enter the code: ROBOT to take advantage of the offer.

As part of the meetup, we’ll be hanging out live and online at 6pm PST on Google+ right here. Joining us will be David Lang and Eric Stackpole, co-founders of the OpenROV underwater robot project (Eric is on the cover of Volume 34); Judy Aime’ Castro, creator of the CoffeeBot; MAKE engineer Eric Weinhoffer reporting on this past weekend’s RoboGamesRobotGarden’s Andra Keay; and other exciting guests. If you’re a robot maker or a member of a hackerspace or other group participating in the meetup, leave you email in the comments of the hangout and we’ll try to get you on to talk robots!

MAKE Volume 34: Join the robot uprising! As MAKE's Volume 34 makes clear, there’s never been a better time to delve into robotics, whether you’re a tinkerer or a more serious explorer. With the powerful tools and expertise now available, the next great leap in robot evolution is just as likely to come from your garage as a research lab. The current issue of MAKE will get you started. Explore robot prototyping systems, ride along with the inventors of the OpenROV submersible, and learn how you can 3D-print your own cutting-edge humanoid robot for half the price. Plus, build a coffee-can Arduino robot, a lip balm linear actuator, a smartphone servo controller, and much more

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Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.


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