Building a Viking Mars Replica at Dent:Space

Building a Viking Mars Replica at Dent:Space
Robot Garden members built a Viking Mars replica at the Dent:Space exploring some of our important early space history. The Viking replica was built out of recycled materials, metal tubing, silver tape and hot glue. The finished Mars lander is about 4 foot tall and it will be auctioned online to support the Viking Mars Missions ...

Open Access ends in September

Open Access ends in September
The Robot Garden Community Meeting on Saturday Sept 10 was well attended with discussion on equipment, open access, new classes and upcoming expo at the DENT:Space exhibition. BTW. Garden volunteers will be helping the Viking Preservation Project to run Viking replica building workshops on Sept 21- 22. We’re collecting scrap – particularly silver/grey tape and ...

Community Meeting Coming Up!

Community Meeting Coming Up!
Busy weekend @robogard with @hacksterio @nodeschool and @firstlegoleague pic.twitter.com/jOqeebwgGG — J12Y (@jaysondelancey) September 3, 2016 Looks like being at Robot Garden is as good as a holiday for some of us, with all those activites going on! 🙂 Robot Garden is getting ready for more fun things in fall. Come along to our next community meeting on Saturday ...

Nation of Makers gathering

Nation of Makers gathering
The Nation of Makers event on August 24 2016 was hosted by the Whitehouse and the Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP). Robot Garden was invited and Steve was able to attend on our behalf. It was a very full agenda with more than 200 makerspace organizers from all over the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska. ” In ...

Celebrating National Robotics Week at Robot Garden

Celebrating National Robotics Week at Robot Garden
For a very small group Robot Garden has the most National Robotics Week activities in the whole US. But that’s hardly surprising, Robot Garden is a maker space in Livermore California with a focus on robotics. The Robot Garden website describes it as a “family friendly community workspace that provides access to tools in a community of ...

Minecraft and CAD for kids resources

Minecraft and CAD for kids resources
Most people know roughly what Minecraft is at this point, even if they haven’t played it. As a sandbox, it appeals to the creative side of many and is fun for it’s own sake. Once you are in it, there are a few neat ways to take it further and learn new and broadly applicable ...

Robot Garden Art Wall at Alameda County Fair

Robot Garden Art Wall at Alameda County Fair
Every year, Alameda County Fair has a STEAM weekend “Robots and Rockets”, which is very popular with young and old. Robot Garden helps with the programming and does robot displays, judges robot competitions, gets robot exhibitors along etc. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve always got ideas but to get to something that we ...

From One Coast to the Other – Continuing the Exploration

From One Coast to the Other - Continuing the Exploration
    Greetings enthusiasts! How have you been? A marvelous year has come and gone and I have finally found a few moments to blog about the interesting places and things the ROV work has taken me and shown. The above photo is of a ROV consisting of the brains of an OpenROV, and a ...

Raising funds for a reflow oven

Happy π Day!

Bring a pie (raspberry or otherwise) to share tomorrow to Robot Garden’s monthly maker potluck. While you’re there, check out the Programming Robots Study Group or Teen Intro to Programming class. March 26th, The California Academy of Sciences is is annual Nightlife with Robots event. It’s a fun time. Why not join a group of other ...