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.