Every now and again, I come across a site or a place that makes me really wish the boss would fire me so I could move to a city where I could afford a workshop and just build crap all day. Fazzio's metalyard comes to mind, as does Faztek's site of slotted aluminum components. But stumbling upon Robot Marketplace is like falling down the fabled rabbit hole. Page after page of robotics kits, components, platforms, metal, batteries, electronics—they even sell subscriptions to PopSci.
I don't know what this thing in the photo is, but I know I want to buy it and build it into one bad metal, t-slotted robotic coffee table.
Anyone shopped there? Built anything from the site? Let us know in the comments.—Mike Haney