MakerBot’s Robot Petting Zoo shows that 3D printing enables you to design and engineer things much more interesting than some of the standard Hello World tchotchke. This collection of Arduino-controlled 3d printed robots was a big hit.
The petting zoo repair team was busy getting the robots back in action.
Shawn Wallace is a MAKE contributor, artist, programmer, and editor living in Providence, R.I. He designs open hardware kits at Modern Device and organized the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. He makes iPhone synthesizers with the Fluxama collective and is a member of the SMT Computing Society.