Survey for classes at Robot Garden

Hi everyone, we’re going to start classes at Robot Garden on Saturdays again, thanks in part to a wonderful small grant from Sandia and Lockheed Martin. The next question is… what classes do you want? Can you teach classes? We have some ideas but we’d love your feedback. Please do this very short survey. all ...

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting
Last Tuesday i-GATE had it’s ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Livermore and Directors of both Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. We congratulate i-GATE on this achievement and would like to thank i-GATE and Sandia National Laboratories for their continuing sponsorship.

Opening up Down Town

Opening up Down Town
The paint is drying, the ventilation system has been installed, this Saturday we are opening the doors of Robot Garden down town and we are super excited about it. From now on, our regular open access hours, classes, interest groups etc. will be in the new down town space at 160 S Livermore Ave Livermore, ...

Installing an exhaust system for our new space

Installing an exhaust system for our new space
Instead of spending their 4th of July at the BBQ like most people, our amazing makers Steve, Jim and Mike rented a cherry picker and installed a ventilation system for the new space. Thanks to their hard work, we will be able to use the laser cutter, ABS 3D printers, and soldering equipment with clean ...

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.