Writing software for robots is hard. Time and again I see robot makers making custom apps for their systems. I dream of writing the Inkscape, the GIMP, the Audacity for robots. Something super easy that runs everything and everybody understands, which I call Robot Overlord 3. Mr. Annin has been kind enough to share with me his CAD files and I've loaded up his arm in my program.
As of v2.103.2 the app has at least 5 arms, a quadruped, a stewart platform, and room for more. It has a serial interface to talk to your device, an editor panel where you can tweak gcode, forward and inverse kinematics, a built-in USB camera interface, and lots of other good stuff. Check out the friendly manual as it grows.
I'm sharing this here with Chris' blessing because many hands make light work. I'm looking for someone that would enjoy using Blender to texture this AR4 and make it look as good as it runs. I'm looking for people that see this as useful and would like to help me make it even better with user experience feedback and ideas. I'm looking for modders that want to add more types of robots and push it to eleven with JavaCV, ODE4J physics, or NNs. I'm looking for youtubers that want to make how-to videos. If any of this strikes a friendly chord in your heart, hmu.