Let's Make Robots!

What's your favorite software for robotics?

Which software do you use for making robots? 

This could be software for anything you use in your robot making, from conception to design, to testing and control. I'd like to steer away from listing microcontroller development environments (Arduino IDE, PICAXE Programming Editor, etc.)

Post your favorites in the comments and I'll compile a list.

MAKE: Jaimie and the Giant Robot

Some of you know Jaimie Mantzel and his awesome Giant Robot Project. Well, a couple of guys are putting together a documentary about him. They've already shot all the footage, but they are looking for help on post production and with film festival entry fees. Read more on MAKE...

MAKE: Robots Past and Present

Robots have been a big part of Maker Faire from the beginning. Check out Maker Faire robots from 2008 to today. Including a great video of Chris the Carpenter showing off Walter II.See more on MAKE...

MAKE: Bio-inspired Origami Folded Robots

Dash Robotics launches a fundraising campaign at Dragon Innovation for their bio-inspired origami folded robot. See more on MAKE...

MAKE: Walter II is a Machinist's Masterpiece

Chris the Carpenter's Walter II is a machinist's masterpiece! See more on MAKE...

MAKE: Concerto for Robots

Engineer, Artist and Designer Ricardo Cid's singular vision is brought to life through a kinetic sculpture where geometric robotic forms dance to music with movement choreographed in computer code. Read more at MAKE...

MAKE: Transatlantic Drone Takes to the Sea

The Scout Transatlantic project has broken the world record for the furthest distance traveled by an autonomous unmanned boat, and it is just getting started. Read more on MAKE...

Maker Faire NYC 2013

Let's Make Robots has been rocking the NYC Maker Faire since 2011. This year Chris the Carpenter will be manning the helm. I'll be helping with some planning and logistics and crap like that.

Update: 5 August 2013

Maker Faire Application

Pics for updated Maker Faire Postcard

Hey, All!

The first year we did Maker Faire, we created a really neat postcard that included lots of pictures of robots from LMR members. I want to update the postcard with some more recent pics.

Please let me know in the comments below if you have a nice pic of one or more of your robots you'd like to contribute. Include a link to the robot page where your image is posted.

I have room for about 8-10 new pics, so let me know ASAP!

Know any robot makers going to Maker Faire Bay Area?

Does anyone have any personal contacts for robot makers who are attending or presenting at Maker Faire Bay Area this year?

I've been lucky enough to be invited by MAKE to cover robotics for the event. I'll have access to a list of all the robot-related makers and vendors. However, if anyone knows a robotics company, group, or maker who is attending I can make a special effort to get over to see them.

I'm really excited about this opportunity. It's the first time MAKE is asking a non-staffer to participate with their team in this way, and I want to do a really good job.