How Do You Grow a Robot?

How Do You Grow a Robot?
Robot Garden is a Livermore-based makerspace (community workshop) focused on all things robotic.  As a makers community we are playing an important role creating more opportunities for  innovation, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and advanced manufacturing in our region.  While we provide workshops that enables the fabrication of prototypes (using 3D printer, laser cutters, mills, electronics tools, etc). ...

Love is in the air, Makers!

Love is in the air, Makers!
Love is in the air, Makers! Let’s laser cut some cards for our beloved valentines and add a personal touch. Many designs to try out. Price of laser cutting session: Robot Garden members : $5 (material cost) Non-Robot Garden members: $15 (non-member fee + material cost)

Create Lab at the Livermore Public Library with Robot Garden

Create Lab at the Livermore Public Library  with Robot Garden
The Livermore Public Library and Robot Garden are hosting  Saturday morning (10-12pm) “Create Lab” at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Create Lab is a pop-up makerspace in the Storytime Room that is geared toward children in grades K – 6. Create Lab participants can use a variety of tools to create, including a ...

Team Robot Garden enters Victoria in RoboMagellan Contest

Team Robot Garden enters Victoria in RoboMagellan Contest
  On January 07, 2017 we became Team Robot Garden. We named our autonomous robot Victoria after the only one of Magellan’s ships to complete the circumnavigation. It doesn’t hurt that Victoria is the Latin word for ‘victory’ or ‘conquer’.   Victoria will compete in the outdoor RoboMagellan contest at RoboGames April 21-23, 2017. The robot must find a traffic cone autonomously ...

White House Innovation Fellow joins Robot Garden Advisory Board

White House Innovation Fellow joins Robot Garden Advisory Board
We’re delighted to welcome Eric Daimler to the Robot Garden’s Board of Advisors. Eric is the White House Presidential Innovation Fellow for the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) with a mandate to advise the President on all things relating to technology, robotics and AI. Eric is also the founder of The Robotics Hub, ...

RC2Robot has picked a platform!

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

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 ...