Aviation Explorer Post #997 Taking Off

Livermore Innovation Fair 2017 Booth

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 is partnering with Robot Garden to facilitate numerous hands-on activities to help youth explore careers in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Their hangar now hosts a flight simulator and space for building rockets and working on programmable quadcopter. There are opportunities to explore multiple STEM topics.

Trying Out A Pilot’s Seat

Explorers have also been building sheet metal tool boxes recently to learn the same skills needed to build airplanes.   A kit plane has been recently donated to the post so they will have the opportunity to put those skills to use.

Flight Simulator

Recently two professional grade flight simulators were also donated and should be operational sometime this summer. Six post members are preparing to start flight lessons. And, they are getting ready to start hosting sessions where local Boy Scouts can work towards Aviation related merit badges.

Get involved and support youth development in the Tri-Valley! Visit Post997.org for more information.


Hands On Experience

Maintenance Routine, A Pilot’s View


Robot Garden’s Monthly Makerspace PowWow & Potluck

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12:30 PM

Robot Garden
170 S Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA

2 Makers & Mechanics Attending

This month (May 2017) is dedicated to those brave souls that built and competed in 2017’s RoboGames two weeks ago at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds.  Lots of videos and storys to tell.  Please join us as we celebrate the spirit of adventure that our members exhibited at the 2017 RoboGames!All current members of Robot Garden are invited to participate…

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RC2Robot – 2017 RoboMagellan Retrospective

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:00 AM

Robot Garden
2324 Second Street Livermore, CA

1 Makers & Mechanics Attending

The race is run, teams lost and won, now it’s time to have some fun!• Our own Marco and EntdeckerL took Grand Prize Winner,- global phenom with a local address -• Team Robot Garden placed 4th, with a blistering 54 second run.Let’s takes some time to appreciate our contributions and accomplishments, reflect on 2017 RoboMagellan and look forward …

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