Meet the Makers from MAKE Volume 27: Hobby Roboticist Gordon McComb


6 Responses to “Meet the Makers from MAKE Volume 27: Hobby Roboticist Gordon McComb”

  1. Blaze Curry says:

    I know its just the lighting…but holy crap that dood’s eyes are blue. Are we sure he isn’t a robot?

  2. John Ohno says:

    My god, he’s posing with a Heathkit HERO, an Androbot, and an RBX-5 (and those are just the ones I can name offhand). I know he’s good with building robots — I own several of his books — but I didn’t realize he had a collection to rival that of the guy who owns TheOldRobots…

  3. bcsizemo says:

    I think I checked out Robot Builder’s Bonanza (the one circa 1987) about a dozen times from the local library when I was a kid.

    This was probably the spearhead for me getting into the world of electronics.

  4. RJ says:

    Guys like Gordon McComb make me hopeful for the future of robotics. It’s guys like him and the kids inspired by him that will one day bring us something like Star Trek’s Mr. Data or, maybe sooner than that, something a little more like Rosie from The Jetsons.

    That said, when I first glanced at the headline, I thought it said “hobby racist.”

  5. DJBudSonic says:

    I miss my HERO – It had the voice synth board where you typed in the hex values for the phoneme. Unfortunately, it also had a short in the arm somewhere I never get around to fixing.

  6. Jacasimov says:

    I’ve got that Toby The Talkbot at the back right. I found it and Brian The Brain at my local thrift store. I love robot toys, someday they’ll replace teachers (I just made myself sick a little).

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