RC2Robot has picked a platform!

Robot Garden’s RC2Robot group has picked a chassis and it’s a big one. At 1/5 scale, the Traxxas X-Maxx is one of the largest RC cars out there, capable of 35mph. We’ve picked key robotic components: Intel’s RealSense camera and UP board Pixhawk ROS executive. We’d like to thank the directors of Robot Garden for their ongoing support. We’ll ...

Robot Garden in Mendocino

image by Miguel Vieira, Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document according to the terms in Creative Commons License, Attribution 2.0. The full text of this license may be found here: CC by 2.0 Robot Garden is growing! Mendocino is a coastal town in Northern California. Our dynamic duo from the Garden has been giving ...

A United Nation of Makers

A United Nation of Makers
Robot Garden in collaboration with over 300 other Makerspaces in the United States is proud to support and be a charter member of the Nation of Makers! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nation of Makers NoMTransitionGroup@gmail.com More than 300 organizations come together to launch Nation of Makers New non-profit organization will ensure that more Americans have access to the spaces, ...

Robot Garden sponsoring RoboMagellan team!

Robot Garden sponsoring RoboMagellan team!
Robot Garden is growing new projects. New to robotics? PRSG has instructional material. Attend a meetup event! Have robotic, electronics or software experience? Think about joining the team! The team, RC2Robot, is working on our competitor in the outdoor autonomous vehicle challenge RoboMagellan. We’re starting with a larger sized radio controlled car, then adding ROS (Robot Operating System ...

3D Printing at Robot Garden

3D Printing at Robot Garden
The world of 3D printing has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years.  Some of our members’ best prints are included in this article.  Darron decided to print some dinosaur decorations for his son’s birthday party, and it went over very well. Our most recent addition to our printer team is the TAZ ...

Halloween blinky pumpkins

Halloween blinky pumpkins
Robot Garden President Jim Berry led a very popular ‘blinky pumpkin’ workshop at the Bankhead Theater for the Livermore Downtown’s Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day. Hundreds of children and adults dressed up in costume and enjoyed giveaways, rides and a great day out in central Livermore on Saturday Oct 29. The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center ...

Women in Robotics

Women in Robotics
Robot Garden is committed to supporting women in robotics, and generally being a diverse and family friendly maker space, where everyone is welcome to play around with new technologies like robots, CNC machines, laser cutters and 3D printers. So, we’d like to share the recent “25 Women in Robotics you need to know about” list ...

Aquaponics at Robot Garden

Aquaponics at Robot Garden
Have you been wondering what the tank under the stairs at Robot Garden was for? It’s our aquaponics automation project, so it’s really the garden part of Robot Garden. There are fish too! We love both Robots and Gardens. One of our goals has always been to have a demonstration garden, managed as much as possible by ...

Positrons, Lasers, Robots and Isaac Asimov

Positrons, Lasers, Robots and Isaac Asimov
Physicist Dr Scott Wilks from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory presented a talk at Robot Garden on Thursday October 6 titled, “Positrons, Lasers, Robots: How close does our science come to Asimov’s vision of the future?”. Given our love of robots, lasers and positrons, this was a great topic to launch the new Robot Garden evening talks. ...

Robot Garden at LVEF Walk for Education

Robot Garden at LVEF Walk for Education
The Mayor of Livermore dropped by to say hi to the volunteers in Robot Garden’s booth at the LVEF Walk for Education on Saturday 24th of September. LVEF, the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, holds the Walk for Education to raise funds to support local public education. For over two decades LVEF has offered a funding life-line for Livermore public school programs: • ...