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 3D printer.  It is an excellent printer, among the best on the market at this time.  The image below shows it just after finishing a complex tower project without the need for support scaffolding.


This advanced capability reduces the print times to less than half. It also eliminates the need to remove a support structure, thus decreasing the possibility of damaging the piece.  Our inventory of filament colors gives our members plenty of options when they are deciding how they want their project to look (examples below).


Our high-resolution stereolithography printer, from Formlabs, gives our members the ability to craft precise and delicate items for special projects.  The two pendants in the image below are from the same file with the larger one having been scaled to its new size to show the delicate shape of the interior piece.



We are coming upon the time of the year when you need to prepare your gifts for the coming holidays.  Nothing says “I care for you” more that a handmade present.  We recommend that you start your projects now and beat the last minute rush!

Next events at Robot Garden are:

Introduction to the Robots

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, 11:00 AM

Robot Garden
170 S Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA

5 Makers & Mechanics Went

Get an introduction to Robot Garden’s stable of robotsIn this safety and basic usage class (SBU) you’ll get introduced to Robot Garden’s collection of different robots available for member use including• AR.Drone quadrotors• Turtlebots• EZ-Robots• LEGO MindstormsAfter being introduced to the robots, you can choose one of the platforms to ge…

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Laser-cut fox keychains, magnets and more…

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, 12:15 PM

Robot Garden
2324 Second Street Livermore, CA

4 Makers & Mechanics Went

Make these cool animal keychains and magnet while learning how to laser-cut with acrylic sheets. Simple to make and too-cute to look at!. Come and make some!

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3D Printing Safety & Basic Use (SBU) at Robot Garden

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, 1:30 PM

Robot Garden
170 S Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA

3 Makers & Mechanics Went

The the introductory 3D printer SBU will get up and running with the Robot Garden’s 3D printers (Taz 5, Rostock & Form One+).Before coming to class, please review this introduction to 3D printing and watch all the videos to get the background. This information is required background for the class.After you’ve taken this class, please watch for th…

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