Let's Make Robots!

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.

Towards a Robot Kit for Maker Faire

I'm trying to come up with a kit to build at Maker Faire NYC this year. Chris the Carpenter and I ran a series of four workshops last year, that were in high demand. The challenge is developing an inexpensive yet awesome kit that can be made in an hour by just about anyone.

After my experience teaching 9 to 10 year old kids robots with the Rocket Brand Studios Tadpole kit, I'm looking for something that is simple, simple, simple. Still, I'd like to top what we did last year.

 

Mobile test bed for my Control of Mobile Robots grad course
Using a
Introduction I am using a Rocket Brand Studios Tadpole as a platform for experimentation. I'm taking the Open Robotics University Control of Mobile Robots course, … Read more
Uses it's one brain cell to follow a line.
Well, Chris the Carpenter has been hard at work since MakerFaire perfecting a design for a robot kit that can do... anything. Well, almost anything. OK, a lot of … Read more
Rolls into the light
  Well, Chris the Carpenter has been hard at work since MakerFaire perfecting a design for a robot kit that can do... anything. Well, almost anything. OK, a lot of … Read more