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Software => Software => Topic started by: Admin on October 31, 2008, 04:07:12 AM

Title: Admins robot software list
Post by: Admin on October 31, 2008, 04:07:12 AM
I added a new section to the Robot Parts List (http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list.shtml):

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list_software.shtml

Ideally I want to list all the good software useful for designing and making robots. If anyone feels I'm missing software on the list, or wants to offer their experienced thoughts on some of the software, feel free to post it here.

Both freeware and commercial software are listed.
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: hudbrog on October 31, 2008, 05:07:02 AM
Imho PCAD is worth adding to "PCB Design".. and Eagle is not really freeware. "Limited version available for non-profit use" I would say.
And OpenCV to "Computer vision"
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: hudbrog on October 31, 2008, 05:09:40 AM
Yeah, and maybe JalaCNC and KCam4 to "CAM" list...
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: dunk on October 31, 2008, 09:39:11 AM
what about a list of microcontroller programming software and libraries?

Procyon AVRlib definatley deserves a mention: http://www.mil.ufl.edu/~chrisarnold/components/microcontrollerBoard/AVR/avrlib/


dunk.
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: airman00 on October 31, 2008, 10:27:22 AM
perhaps this
http://www.electronics2000.co.uk/download.php

I use it all the time.
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: Half Shell on November 01, 2008, 09:31:24 AM
http://www.scilab.org/

While not as overwhelmingly powerful as MATLAB, which is very useful for high level robotics, SciLab is an open source clone of it. I'm yet to see robotics projects with it, but it does do vision analysis apparently. I'd recommend this for anyone who doesn't have a large budget for MATLAB.
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: Admin on November 04, 2008, 05:02:41 AM
Ok all suggestions added. I don't plan to do an exhaustive list, just listing the most popular/useful software.


(PCAD no longer exists)
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: GWER57 on November 17, 2009, 10:24:10 AM
I would highly reccomend T-Flex student edition, it is a free 3d/2d cad with basic FEA capabilities
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: Asellith on November 17, 2009, 11:38:40 AM
Well since this was brought up I thought I would mention Webbot's library would be a nice addition so I don't have to hunt down his posts to find the address everytime I need it :)
Title: Re: Admins robot software list
Post by: GearMotion on November 17, 2009, 01:42:29 PM
I would be remiss in not mentioning the free RobotBASIC.