Aviation Explorer Post #997 Taking Off

Aviation Explorer Post #997 Taking Off
Robot Garden continues its sponsorship of Aviation Explorer Post #997.  Post 997 is one of the newest youth activities in the Tri Valley area. It is being hosted in a hangar at the Livermore Airport. Great participation so far. There are now 25 youth participants with nearly half of them female. Post Leader Tom Manger ...

RoboGames 2017

RoboGames 2017
  Robot Garden members were in full force at the 2017 RoboGames at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds.  Nearly half of the organization showed up to see fellow members participate in the events.  The members competed in combat robotics and two navigational events. Battle Bot competition was fierce, running 3 full days for all dozen plus weight classes.  The Robot ...

RoboGames Are Here!

RoboGames Are Here!
This weekend (Apr. 21-23, 2017), the San Francisco Bay Area will host the Annual International RoboGames at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Robot Garden will have several of our members competing in various events.  Please come out and support our local competitors in this international robot competition! “RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots.  We invite the best minds ...

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 ...