MAKEbot – Get the best of MAKE via instant message!

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MAKEbot – Get the best of MAKE via instant message!

MakebotguyMAKE has an instant message buddy and he’s now on a permanent server to handle all the messaging! The MAKEbot is a AIM/iChat buddy you add to your buddy list. When you type latest, he will give you the latest news from You can type subscribe 1 and he’ll deliver the latest news each hour. If you type photos you’ll get the latest photos from the MAKE photo pool, type bookmarks you’ll get our latest bookmarks, type Instructables you’ll get the latest how-to projects. Lastly – if you type keywords like psp, welding, ipod or whatever he’ll search the MAKE site, the pages from MAKE and give you a link from our search engine to help you find what you’re looking for…You can also type help to get a list of commands. That’s right, he’s the first and only bot that uses RSS, Flickr,, Instructables and Google search! Add him now! Here are some screenshots!Makebot New
MAKEbot in action…

Getting help.

24 thoughts on “MAKEbot – Get the best of MAKE via instant message!

  1. says:

    makebot is not responding to me. :(

    Does it just not like me, or…?

  2. philliptorrone says:

    he’s working, are you sure you added him properly to AIM? sometimes folks on macs or different clients add makebot to the wrong instant message service, and since he’s only aim (aol instant message) he will only talk back on the aim service.

  3. says:

    Must I add makebot to my buddy list before I IM him?

    I’m definitely messaging him via AIM. Odd.

  4. philliptorrone says:

    you don’t need to add him to message him, but on some clients you may.

  5. Vrogy says:

    Hot. Love the work you’re doing.

  6. Manuelidades says:

    Master! In my country (Chile) most of the people use MSN Messenger… :-(

  7. MmmPiGood says:

    MAKEbot isn’t working for me either. Actually, it says that it’s offline…

  8. philliptorrone says:

    he is offline at the moment, but will be back shortly.

  9. bitbot says:

    This is cool! Will there ever be a “how-to” on how to make our own bots? I love bots.

  10. wischi says:

    When will he get online again ??
    For ICQ-Users : You can add him by Clicking on the Search Button -> Add a AOL Friend -> makebot


  11. philliptorrone says:

    ok folks GREAT news, the MAKEbot is now on a full time server, and we worked with AOL to remove any limits / banning of an active bot on the network – so, the MAKEbot is now ready for businesss!!

  12. phildog says:

    cool philt! – is source code available anywhere?

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