Continuing on our tour of things to do, make and see for makers is a store in NYC 100% devoted to robots, Robot Village. I’ve had Robot Village on my list to visit for awhile but my recent outing to Central Park for a -first day of warm weather ride- on the bike I restored just happen to dump me out a couple blocks away. I guess I saw ROBOT in my peripheral vision off the main street, before I knew it – robot heaven.
The have one of the largest assortments of robot kits, assembled robots and robot-odds and ends in one place. They said their top sellers with some of the smaller robot kits and recently the Pleo. They offer kid robot building parties as well as events & robot building workshops.
You can tell they owner is a robot fan, right down to the copies of Servo and MAKE in the newsstand. If you’re in NYC and like robots (or fear them and want to size up the competition) Robot Village is a great stop and it’s right next to the park, museums and everything else in the world.
Here’s a bit about them… and more photos.
Robot Village is the place where consumers and robots meet! Since 2004, we have been providing robot products and services to fit the needs of consumers and educational organizations. We carry a wide range of educational robot kits, programmable robots, robot parts, robot books/magazines and robot accessories.
Our in-store product demos provide an interactive experience for both kids and adults. For a unique, hands-on experience, Robot Village has created Bot-Building StationsTM where you can build your own robot. Our robot products and services have been used in collaboration with companies and organizations including; The Sony Wonder Technology Lab, The F.I.R.S.T Lego League, Robocup Jr., Wired Magazine, The National Science Foundation and a host of other businesses supporting robot related products and services.
Editor’s note: This is part of the “mobile post” series which will appear on MAKE – sponsored by Windows Mobile. Only the links and voice that appear in the mobile post box (below) are part of the campaign on MAKE – pt.