Programming Robots Study Group – Pi Images 1

Raspberry Pi Images We are making available Raspberry Pi images for the B, B+ and Pi2. The following documents how to create an image for yourself. While tested, you use this image and directions at your own risk. No warranty is expressed or implied. Prerequisites You must have a Raspberry Pi B or B+ or ...

Robotics

Robotics
Robots we have in the Garden We have an assortment of Robots in the Garden for members to use for learning and experimenting with robotics. Some are owned by Robot Garden, others are on loan so availability varies. The robots AIBO Tekkotsu framework Anki DRIVE Control miniature Race cars zipping around their track. Drive SDK ...

FreeCAD

FreeCAD
Welcome to the Robot Garden FreeCAD wiki resource! Purpose: This wiki space is a place to collaborate around the use of FreeCAD. Here you will find information about study groups, wiki resources and be able to generally collaborate around the use of FreeCAD. We will be hosting some initial training courses in FreeCAD with the ...

Practical Apocalypse Survival for Makers

Practical Apocalypse Survival for Makers
What is this A book club / discussion group / project group for people interested in how to survive and thrive if we ever loose the infrastructure we take for granted every day. We have fun thinking about the Zombocalypse and figure out how to practically DIY society and maybe hack the world we live ...

Dyna Myte Mill Restoration

Dyna Myte Mill Restoration
We have received a venerable CNC mill as a donation from EMH Studios. It has a lot of promise (cutting at least aluminum) but needs some work before we can use it. This mill is from the early days of CNC, back before manufacturers knew what they could get away with. Hence the mechanical elements are ...

Access Control Prototype

Access Control Prototype
The first prototype hardware hilariously uses two Arduino shields and no Arduino. It is a: Electric Imp (includes an ARM Cortex M-3 processor and wifi) Electric Imp Arduino shield“break out board” With the included cut-able traces left intact, D9 and D7 jumpered together and a 2.5mm barrel jack added into the prototyping area and connected ...

Automated Access Controls

Automated Access Controls
Introduction In order to keep everyone and everything safe and help administer things so we don’t wear out our volunteers, we’ve decided to set up automated access control stations for each piece of equipment that requires training before you can be allowed to use it. All members will have an RFID badge to access the ...

Sensing and Security Systems

Sensing and Security Systems
In order to help monitor and secure our space, we’re in the process of setting up some IP cameras. Currently I (Daniel) am working on setting up some Foscam FI8918Ws because they are amazingly cheap for pan tilt cameras, I’ve found them very reliable using them at home, and their API is relatively straightforward so they ...

Building Automation

Building Automation
We’re making Robot Garden itself into a robot (intelligent space) through building (home) automation projects. The first project is to set up RFID based automated access controls. After that more security sensing and systems. Eventually we want to use ROS to link everything together and make the space behave as responsively and intelligently as possible. ...

Garden Computer

Functions The garden computer automatically maintains the garden in an intelligent way and streams data to a server where it can be viewed in real time or plotted historically. An informational video and possibly live data should also be available on a screen at the instillation. Weather Monitoring Sunlight Temperature Humidity Wind speed and direction ...