OpenROVs for Education, Exploration, and a SJSU Analogue Mission to Europa

OpenROVs for Education, Exploration, and a SJSU Analogue Mission to Europa
Europa Our collective human desire to explore and expand draws us into developing engineering solutions to the difficult problems of space travel, exploration and colonization. In order to succeed at such grand endeavors, we need the support equipment to aid us in discovery; determining the environments and analyzing hazards to fulfill mission objectives. Our scientific ...

Two 3D printers online

Two 3D printers online
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and generous donations, we now have two 3D printers online. Our high precision Afinia ABS FDM printer and a new large Rostock Max PLA FDM printer. Look for new 3D printing SBUs coming soon.

In the news

In the news
Robot Garden was recently included in an article about our host incubator i-GATE in the Contra Costa times.

CTD+ (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Light) – From the Breadboard to the ROV

CTD+ (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Light) - From the Breadboard to the ROV
Greetings enthusiasts! In a previous post, I discussed a prototype using light, temperature, depth, and conductivity sensors, entailing a modular. remotely accessible package for deployment on ROVs or other marine craft. The high level plan was to develop a sparsely connected module sensor suite, using a simple web server/client interface, all in node.js. This has ...

Robot and Building Operating Systems

Robot and Building Operating Systems
Robots don’t have to have arms or wheels, any system that senses its environment, uses intelligence to make decisions and acts is a robot, and at Robot Garden, we want to make the whole building a robot.

Exciting Calendar of Spring Events

Exciting Calendar of Spring Events
There are a bunch of cool events coming up where the community can show off their cool projects and we can raise awareness about the Maker movement and Robot Garden. If you are interested in building neat things or helping with events, please get in touch.

Fundraising for a new, bigger, 3D printer

Fundraising for a new, bigger, 3D printer
Our first 3D printer has seen a lot creative use. Now we need a bigger and better 3D printer to build more and larger objects. Luckily we we’ve got a great team to build a DIY build a kit printer which puts the Rostock MAX in reach. Even better we will be able to do ...

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome – Repost from OpenROV.com

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Posted by David Lang on February 6, 2014 at 2:27pm Send Message   View Blog “Up and down the west coast, sea stars are disappearing. The phenomenon has been called sea star wasting syndrome, and we still don’t know a lot about it. From USA Today: “Something is killing starfish up and down the West ...

Hydrophones and OpenROVs

  Disclaimer: These designs are simple prototypes and in no way reflect accurate and functional models. They are supplied as sketches only. The hydrophone DIY sourced from DOSITS as an example. The ROV images are from user dezbot on thingiverse of an earlier version of the OpenROV kit. Sketchup Make was used for CAD rendering.   ...

ROV/AUV Interest Group — A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results –

ROV/AUV Interest Group -- A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results --
Greetings enthusiasts! What a day! In a 24-hour hack-a-thon, out here in Livermore, myself and two colleagues endeavored to design and test hardware and software; supporting a CTD+ sensor suite, targeted for our ROV projects. It was intense, it was fun, and we mostly succeeded in developing a prototype environment for the sensor suite and ...