In December of 2005, we had published four volumes of MAKE, each chock-full of exciting projects and ideas from diverse makers. We imagined these makers would all get along famously. Then, one late night in the office, Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE, got that familiar sparkle in his eyes, broke out in a huge smile, and said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get all these makers together in one place to share what they make?” There was no denying it was a great idea, and so Maker Faire was born.
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